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Everything You Need to Know About Sundays in SoWa

July 23rd, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Sundays in SoWa

Here in Boston, we're all about supporting our local community of artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs. Each Sunday, the city dedicates a portion of the South of Washington neighborhood (hence, SoWa) to showcase a market full of food, art, and vintage goods. Here's everything you need to know to enjoy a summer Sunday in SoWa.

Open Air Market

Comprised of locally-owned vendors along Harrison Avenue, SoWa's Open Air Market has something for everyone. Head over to the Arts Market for a selection of over 100 handcrafted goods, or to the Farmer's Market and Food Truck Bazaar to get your grub on. Our favorite section is the Beer Barn in the old SoWa Power Station — complete with a taproom, garden, and handpicked brews!

Vintage Market

Find curiosities of all kinds at the Vintage Market, located on the lower level of 440 Harrison Avenue. In addition to retro clothing, you'll also find an array of antique furniture, shoes, collectibles, jewelry, and more. Follow their vintage vendors on Instagram for a sneak preview of items.

First Fridays

If you happen to visit SoWa on the first Friday of the month, stop by the galleries, shops, and showrooms to witness over 200 artists at work. Artists and mediums vary, from painters, sculptors, and illustrators, to animation artists and print designers.

Special Events

Each Sunday SoWa welcomes a special guest or hands-on workshop. We're looking forward to the DIY Succulent Arrangement Seminar on July 22nd, DIY Crystal Bracelet Day on July 29th, and Power Yoga in the Power Station on August 19th.


Making your way from Studio Allston to SoWa is a breeze. Hail a cab ride and arrive in 15 minutes, or take the 70 bus to the Red Line and get off at South Station.

For more food on Boston, try Studio Allston's very own Casacana!

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