Celebrating small businesses in Boston, local artist Amanda Hill partnered with The Hartford to create a Mural in Boston.
“Boston is a bustling city filled with an assortment of neighborhoods, each with their own culture and history. You can walk the Freedom Trail and learn more about Boston’s history with the Underground Railroad. Our whimsy can be seen in how people dress our “Making Way for Ducklings” statue in the costumes for various holidays and other events.”
- Amanda Hill, Mural Artist
Amanda’s Boston Picks
Institute for Contemporary Art’s (ICA) Watershed
The ICA Watershed transforms a 15,000-square-foot, formerly condemned space into a new civic and cultural asset. The Watershed presents one exhibition each summer.
Boston Public Market
“Filled with vendors from all over the state selling everything from jewelry to fresh pasta.”
Haymarket Open Air Market
“The open-air market has been in operation for something like 300 years! You can get fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood for really affordable prices.”
Greenway Artisan Market
“My favorite spot on a sunny Sunday or close to the Holidays. Not only do you get to shop, the park is lined with trees and beautiful plantings. Food trucks are also typically stationed at one of the entrances so you can enjoy a snack as you browse.”
“One of my favorite bars, in the Fort Point neighborhood on Congress Street. You enter the lower-level bar through an unassuming door on the street. If you don't have a specific drink in mind, tell the bartender your preferences, and they will craft you a personalized cocktail.”
“Grab a beer at this local brewery in East Boston, right next to the ICA Watershed.”
“The Trike is a full-service, traveling coffee bar on wheels that has an assortment of drinks from expresso to hot chocolate. Follow their social media to see where they will be next.”Visit This Business
“A lot of tourists tend to go to Modern Pastry or Mike’s Pastry for North End cannoli. I actually prefer the cannoli from this small bakery on Prince Street.”