Outside the Frame
Your local guide to what’s happening in Boston — with a flair for the avant-garde.
From openings by up-and-coming local artists to the best in the museum and university circuit, this is your guide to art and culture in Boston.
As autumn settles in across New England, the vibrant city of Boston invites you to experience a diverse array of theatrical and performance events. From groundbreaking premieres to avant-garde live performances, the theater scene here offers something for everyone.
John Haiduk, who goes by the artist name "skribble.s", is a rising abstract artist from Lowell, MA. His artworks revolve around the themes of intuition, balance, and experimentation, with a focus on expressionism and minimalism. John is known for his community-oriented approach, welcoming collaborations and inviting others to observe and participate in his creative process.
Step into the heart of the city! Downtown is home to some of the most famous and iconic attractions in Boston. Learn about the city’s colonial past, munch on great bites or shop ‘til you drop at this popular neighborhood.
Planning to spend a few days museum hopping? Boston’s world-class museums host temporary exhibitions that are as good and the permanent collections. These are our top picks for this season’s best temporary museum exhibitions.
The historic intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street is the beating heart of Cambridge. Next time you’re in Studio Allston, cross the Charles River to explore this vibrant and eclectic neighborhood.
Is this your first time visiting Beantown? Have you prepared your bucket list? If you haven’t or are still working on it, scroll down to find out which Boston attractions you can’t miss!
Finish the year with a taste of Boston’s exceptional art collections. The following exhibitions represent some of the best contemporary and conceptual art from local and international artists. Whether you want funky and urban creations or bold and unforgettable artwork, the winter 2019/2020 season has something for everyone.
Bargain hunters know that vintage and thrift shops are a treasure trove. Nothing beats finding a statement piece and paying next to nothing for it. We’ve covered the best vintage and thrift shops in Allston. If you want to add more options to your shopping arsenal, pay a visit to these vintage and thrift shops in Boston and beyond.
Boston is more than Faneuil Hall and Boston Common. Its many neighborhoods seem to be worlds apart—each unique, each with a distinct vibe. Nowhere is this as evident as in Allston and Cambridge. Explore the landmarks, history and artwork of these vibrant communities with these walking tours.
Boston welcomes fall with open arms. The cool air is a relief from the scorching summer sun while the greenery is replaced by stunning hues of fall foliage. Step outside and go for a run, hike or bike ride to see the prettiest trails in Boston. Read more in this outdoor guide to Boston in fall!
At Studio Allston, we’re always going on about visual arts, but what about the art of the written word? Beantown has been the birthplace of writers and the inspiration for countless books. If you’re planning to visit us, take a look at these classic and contemporary novels set in Boston.
The word “minimalism” tends to evoke furniture-free apartments and plain white walls. Right? Not quite. Decluttering, reducing consumption and favoring quality over quantity are part of a personal practice with great benefits. If you’re curious about minimalism but don’t know where to start, follow these five tips.
We all need color in our lives. If you add some eccentricity, quirkiness and creativity, you’ve got yourself a winning combo. Next time you’re in search of art inspiration, look no further than Instagram. If you don’t follow us yet, what are you waiting for? Find us at @hotelstudioallston.
We’ve covered Boston’s top contemporary art venues and best university museums and galleries. Now it’s time to turn our attention towards lesser known galleries and studios. While you may not have heard of these places, the artwork within their walls represent local and emerging talents, as well as unique perspectives.
Caring for the planet is more important than ever. Everybody knows that. What might not be common knowledge is the importance that nature has to our mental and physical health and wellbeing. If you think that being outside isn’t for you, think again!
The most creative time of the year is fast approaching. ArtWeek returns to Massachusetts from April 26 to May 5, 2019. Do you want to know more? Let’s dive right in!
When you think of Boston, what comes to mind? Colonial history, the Red Sox and baked beans may be the main attractions associated with the city. But were you aware that Boston is bursting with creative and modern art? Take a look at the best places to see contemporary art in Boston.
Boston may not initially strike you as a quirky, colorful and eclectic destination, however, we know better. This time, leave the Freedom Trail behind and join us on a tour to explore some of the most colorful places in Boston, all near Studio Allston.
Immerse yourself in art by signing up for a creative class. You may discover a new hobby or tap into your hidden artistic potential. Whatever you choose, we guarantee that these classes will get your creative juices flowing.
After Hotel Studio Allston’s recent feature on amazing artists, it seems natural to follow it up with ways to tap into your creative soul.
Time to freshen up on your Allston knowledge! Wow your friends after your visit to Studio Allston with these 5 fun facts about the neighborhood.
Some of the best historic landmarks in Boston can be found just streets away from Studio Allston! Make time to drop by these five during your stay.
Ready to rock out on your trip? You’re in luck! Studio Allston is surrounded by some of the best local music venues in Boston.
Love to shop but don’t want to break the bank? Fear not! Allston is brimming with vintage and thrift stores full of unique clothes, shoes, records, and other oddities. Support our local community by shopping at five of our favorite shops!
Calling all art buffs: Boston’s impressive roster of colleges and universities have some equally impressive art exhibits on deck for fall. Here’s four you’ll wont want to miss during your stay at Studio Allston.
Get your creative juices flowing — Allston Open Studios is back for its 32nd annual art popup!
The Boston Common is a must-see when visiting Beantown. Use this guide to learn about the park's rich history, natural beauty, and historic monuments.
A trip to the museum is perfect for a rainy day or to escape the heat during your summer stay in Boston. We’ve explored five of our favorite exhibits held in the city this summer, all a short train or cab ride away from Studio Allston.