Change is coming. Some is already here as people, newly vaccinated, explore the world again, get comfortable in their own skin and long to interact.
I spoke recently with gallerist Arlette Kayafas about her vision moving forward because of her years of perspective given that hers is among the longest continuously running galleries on Harrison Avenue at Thayer Street in Boston’s SoWa Art + Design District. Its galleries are places to enjoy art without an admission fee and to learn about art in ways that help unlock and make sense of the meaning of the world we inhabit. Each gallery leans into that responsibility differently and so, among SoWa’s galleries, there is really something for everybody. For some, going to SoWa to look at art will be a new experience and for others a reactivation of familiar ritual. In any case, there are many contemporary art galleries here, artist studios and related businesses abundant.