SoWa First Fridays
To say that Boston has made great strides in contemporary art during the past decade is to flirt recklessly with understatement. The city is now an important hub for artists, and integral to the scene is the SoWa district, named by developers after the reclaimed city blocks South of Washington Street in the South End. USA Today ranked the area among the very best arts districts in the U.S. and SoWa First Fridays (for this month, it’s Friday June 2) is the perfect excuse to browse the local studios, galleries and craft shops, as well as Ars Libri bookstore, which houses the country’s largest stock of rare and out-of-print art books. 450 Harrison Ave.