SoWa is one of Boston’s premier places to observe the city’s vibrant art scene, and it was named the second best art district in the nation by USA Today in 2015. SoWa First Fridays are a popular event: the galleries are opened for everyone to enjoy an inspiring, art-filled night. Check out these featured artists.

Sasha Walsh

A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Sasha Walsh is a metalsmith. As she says on her website, she make “bold, handmade, wearable art.” Walsh curates beautifully textured bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more. Take a look at her unique style here.

Kim Radochia

Radochia is an award-winning artist whose installations have appeared in several galleries and museums across the country. Her work is inspired by topics such as the environment, social issues, and her own personal relationships. Her artwork has been featured across the U.S., France, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Glee Lucas

From a small town in Kansas, Lucas creates paintings that center around themes of light and reflection. Throughout her life, Lucas has worn many different hats—she’s worked for the National Science Foundation, a U.S. congressman; she’s been a writer, grant maker, policy maker—and her work is inspired by all she has observed in her travels. Her paintings have appeared in several exhibitions throughout Massachusetts.

Zoe Friend

Inspired by her love of scuba diving and mythology, Zoe Friend creates ceramic sculptures exploring themes of the natural world, sea creatures, and hybrids – as you’ll see from her website, octopuses are one of her favorite subjects. Among other projects, many of her works feature mythical women and florals.

Charles Tersolo

Tersolo is a New Hampshire native whose art appears in several galleries in Santa Fe, Boston, Nashua, and others. His style is described as “Color Realist, Synthetic Impressionist, Abstract, and Conceptual.” His oil paintings are comprised of seven layers and vibrant color schemes. Tersolo is a member of the Copley Society of Art, the oldest non-profit art organization in the United States and his paintings have been exhibited all over the country.