The Street in Chestnut Hill Debuts New Public Art by Deborah Kass

Plus: A couple more events to help you close out summer.

Forget Your Troubles, C'mon Get Happy

Courtesy of Deborah Kass and Paul Kasmin Gallery

The Street in Chestnut Hill is getting into the public art game—a game in which everyone wins, of course. On Thursday, the shopping center debuts a brand-new public art installation by noted artist Deborah Kass.

The collection comprises 39 banners and one billboard including Kass’s iconic works C’mon Get Happy, Forget Your Troubles, Sweet Thing, Let the Sunshine In, and OY YO. Visitors can access a free cell phone tour of each work given by Kass herself, and the installation will be on view at the Street until 2015.

The shopping center will also celebrate the end of summer this weekend with its ongoing Third Thursday: Boutique + Beauty Block Party series (of which Boston is a partner) as well as the finale of its “Summertime at the Street” series on Saturday.

At Third Thursday, visitors will find perks from participating retailers including Intermix, Helmut Lang, Portobello Road, and more. Highlights include gift bags from Ku De Ta and Blue Mercury, complimentary facials from Skoah, and complimentary dry styling by Be Styled in Calypso St. Barth.

The last “Summertime at the Street” event on Saturday will feature a performance by the New Philharmonia Orchestra. Kicking off their 20th anniversary season, they’ll play a classical All-American Pops concert while visitors can pick up picnic lunches from select restaurants to dine al fresco, listen to great music, and bid summer adieu.


All events are free and open to the public. Third Thursday takes place September 18, 6-8 p.m.; the final “Summertime at the Street” event takes place Saturday, September 20, 12-2:30 p.m. The Street in Chestnut Hill, 55 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-232-8900,

Sweet Thing, Let the Sun Shine In

Courtesy of Deborah Kass and Paul Kasmin Gallery