SoWa Art & Design District


SoWa is a community of one-of-a-kind artist studios, galleries, shops, restaurants, entrepreneurs, businesses and residences that believe in crafting quality, one-of-a-kind products and experiences. Once known as a rundown warehouse district, the SoWa Art & Design District has since experienced a dramatic renaissance, blossoming into a world-renowned retail & artistic community in Boston’s South End. Whether it's one of our USA Today Top 10 Art District studios or galleries, our countless Best of Boston winning shops & boutiques, or the famous SoWa Open Market, we're proud to support and promote all of the talented folks that call SoWa home.


Located at the Intersection of Creativity & Community 


Originally derived from a shortening of "South of Washington," SoWa spans the area from Mass Ave to Herald St. and from Shawmut Ave to Albany St. 

Centered around the artist studios, galleries, and shops on Thayer Street (450 & 460 Harrison Ave), SoWa is the creative hub of Boston's South End neighborhood.