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Butterfly Stories Open House

See the butterflies on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Boston City Hall!

October 1, 2022
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Boston City Hall
    1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T10:00:00 - 2022-10-01T14:00:00

More than 1,000 butterflies decorated by Boston Public School students are now hanging on the second and third floors of City Hall. On Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., students and their families are invited to come see their butterflies! There will also be snacks, free COVID-19 test kits, and an opportunity to get COVID-19 vaccinations. 

MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

Butterflies to the right of a Visitor sign on the 3rd floor of Boston City Hall

The butterfly is often a symbol of migration. For Immigrant Heritage Month 2022, the City of Boston Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement invited Boston Public School students to decorate butterflies to celebrate their cultures and personal stories. More than a thousand students from K-12 submitted these butterflies. By hanging them in City Hall, this exhibit reminds people that they belong here and can take pride in their identities. Learn more about the exhibit.

Students decorating butterflies for Immigrant Heritage Month

Special thanks to the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, Boston Public Schools (BPS), BPS Arts Office, and the BPS Office of Multilingual and Multicultural Education for their partnership on this exhibit. We'd also like to thank the students for sharing their stories and all our BPS teachers, without whom this would not be possible. - Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement

October 1, 2022
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Boston City Hall
    1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201-2006
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T10:00:00 - 2022-10-01T14:00:00
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Roxbury Open Studios

This event will showcase original work by local artists and artisans.

October 1, 2022
  • 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from October 1, 2022, 2 times
  • The Dewitt Center
    122 Dewitt Drive
    Boston, MA 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T11:00:00 - 2022-10-01T18:00:00

The 2022 Roxbury Open Studios will take place on October 1 - 2, 2022, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Dewitt Center. It is free to the public. 

Learn more

October 1, 2022
  • 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from October 1, 2022, 2 times
  • The Dewitt Center
    122 Dewitt Drive
    Boston, MA 02120
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Roxbury
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T11:00:00 - 2022-10-01T18:00:00
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Roslindale Open Studios

Roslindale Open Studios will host its 16th annual event on October 15 - 16.

October 15, 2022
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from October 15, 2022, 2 times
  • Various locations in Roslindale
    Boston, MA 02131
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Roslindale
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-15T11:00:00 - 2022-10-15T17:00:00

Walk around the Roslindale neighborhood and visit more than 90 local artists in their studios and at local businesses.

Visit the Roslindale Open Studios website

October 15, 2022
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from October 15, 2022, 2 times
  • Various locations in Roslindale
    Boston, MA 02131
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Roslindale
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-15T11:00:00 - 2022-10-15T17:00:00
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Fenway Open Studios

Join Fenway Studios for a two-day Open Studios event in November.

November 12, 2022
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from November 12, 2022, 2 times
  • Fenway Studios
    30 Ipswich Street
    Boston, MA 02115
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Fenway/Kenmore
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-11-12T11:00:00 - 2022-11-12T17:00:00

Come inside the building, meet artists in their studios, and view fantastic original art. The event will be held on November 12 - 13 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Learn more about Fenway Studios

November 12, 2022
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from November 12, 2022, 2 times
  • Fenway Studios
    30 Ipswich Street
    Boston, MA 02115
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Fenway/Kenmore
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-11-12T11:00:00 - 2022-11-12T17:00:00
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Jamaica Plain Open Studios

Meet local artists and browse some great art at the 29th annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios!

September 24, 2022
  • 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from September 24, 2022, 2 times
  • Various locations in Jamaica Plain
    Boston, MA 02130
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Jamaica Plain
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-09-24T11:00:00 - 2022-09-24T18:00:00

The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2022 for its 29th year.

Open Studios is an opportunity to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free event showcases the artwork of up to 200 artists at 50 sites including artists’ studios, the historic Eliot School, local businesses and more.

The Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) is an annual celebration of the arts in Jamaica Plain that gives the public and artists an opportunity to connect, converse and deal in art works. During JPOS, visitors can experience locally created art, clothing, jewelry, and home accessories, and can buy directly from the artists. Our artists include a mixture of newcomers, emerging student artists as well as more established artists, many with quite high profiles in their field.

Visit the JPOS website

September 24, 2022
  • 11:00am - 6:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from September 24, 2022, 2 times
  • Various locations in Jamaica Plain
    Boston, MA 02130
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Jamaica Plain
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-09-24T11:00:00 - 2022-09-24T18:00:00
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StoveFactory Open Studios

Meet local artists and buy some new artwork at the StoveFactory Open Studios in Charlestown.

December 3, 2022
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from December 3, 2022, 2 times
  • StoveFactory Gallery
    523 Medford Street
    Boston, MA 02129
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-12-03T11:00:00 - 2022-12-03T17:00:00

This free event will take place on December 3 - 4 at the StoveFactory Gallery from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open Studios is an embodiment of the Artists Group of Charlestown's (AGC) mission, which is to showcase artists’ works and promote high-quality cultural programming for the community. Housed within a 19th century former stove factory building, the three stories of artists’ studios, artisan workspaces, and a 950-square foot gallery make up the AGC / StoveFactory community. 

Learn more about the Artists Group of Charlestown

December 3, 2022
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from December 3, 2022, 2 times
  • StoveFactory Gallery
    523 Medford Street
    Boston, MA 02129
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Charlestown
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-12-03T11:00:00 - 2022-12-03T17:00:00
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'Souledad' Mural Celebration

Join us in celebrating the new mural "Souledad" by artist Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez!

October 1, 2022
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Washington Manor
    1701 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    South End
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T12:00:00 - 2022-10-01T14:00:00

The City of Boston commissioned Victor "Marka27" Quiñonez to create the mural "Souledad" at Washington Manor in the South End as part of the Transformative Public Art Program. Join the artist, the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, the Boston Housing Authority, Youth Lead the Change, and local community members for a celebration of the new artwork. The event will be held at the mural site (1701 Washington Street) on October 1 from 12 - 2 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.

Souledad event flyer

October 1, 2022
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Washington Manor
    1701 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    South End
  • Posted:
2022-10-01T12:00:00 - 2022-10-01T14:00:00
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Virtual Office Hours: Boston Cultural Council Grants

Join us for weekly drop-in office hours to get your questions about the 2022-23 Boston Cultural Council grants answered!

October 5, 2022
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Repeats weekly on Wednesday, starting from September 7, 2022, until October 13, 2022
  • Happening online
    Boston, MA 02201
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-05T11:00:00 - 2022-10-05T12:00:00

Our Boston Cultural Council organizational grants offer general operating support to organizations with arts programming in Boston. We'll be holding office hours via Zoom every Wednesday from 11 a.m. - noon through October 12 for anyone who has questions about the grant or the application process.

The deadline to apply for a grant is October 17 at 11:59 p.m. 

Join the Office Hours

Boston Cultural Council grants graphic

October 5, 2022
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Repeats weekly on Wednesday, starting from September 7, 2022, until October 13, 2022
  • Happening online
    Boston, MA 02201
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
    Art
  • Posted:
2022-10-05T11:00:00 - 2022-10-05T12:00:00
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Allston-Brighton Renters' Garden Contest Award Ceremony

Celebrate Allston-Brighton renters and see who takes home the top prizes at Charles River Speedway!

October 7, 2022
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Charles River Speedway
    525 Western Avenue
    Boston, MA 02135
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Ricky Meinke
  • Neighborhood:
    Allston
    Brighton
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-10-07T18:30:00 - 2022-10-07T20:00:00

We hope you will join us for the Award Ceremony for the 2nd Annual Renters' Garden Contest on Friday, October 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Charles River Speedway. This ceremony will celebrate the creativity and transformations renters have performed with plants, gardens, and flowers in our neighborhood. For a community that does not own and sometimes doesn't have access to land, we have had a range of submissions giving us insight into how renters' have incorporated plants and greenery in their limited spaces. Submissions are open through Tuesday, September 27.

Check out the Speedway, now totally full of vendor with us at this outdoor ceremony next to Notch Brewery's beer garden. Be sure to check out all it has to offer for drinks, eats, and more after the ceremony!

October 7, 2022
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Charles River Speedway
    525 Western Avenue
    Boston, MA 02135
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Ricky Meinke
  • Neighborhood:
    Allston
    Brighton
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-10-07T18:30:00 - 2022-10-07T20:00:00
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'Tipping the Pain Scale' Film Premiere

As part of our observance of National Recovery Month, the City of Boston is hosting a premiere screening of this feature documentary film about the addiction crisis in America reaching a new boiling point and the courageous people — at all levels, from all backgrounds — answering the call to help their communities.

September 26, 2022
2022-09-26T17:00:00 - 2022-09-26T19:45:00

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmakers and some featured cast members. This program highlighting community organizations working to change the trajectory of the addiction crisis in Boston is presented in partnership with Young People in Recovery, the Mayor's Office of Recovery Services, and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

Register for the event

Tipping the Pain Scale poster

"Tipping the Pain Scale" follows individuals grappling with the current systemic failures of how we have dealt with addiction in communities and their journey to develop and employ new, innovative, and often controversial solutions to the problem. It is a quasi-anthology, weaving characters through their own stories as they connect to the issues plaguing all communities and the country in an urgent fight to save lives. 

"Tipping the Pain Scale" is a Vivifi Films production from award-winning producers of "The Anonymous People" and "Generation Found", Greg Williams and two-time Emmy award-winner Jeff Reilly, featuring Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh; NFL Pro Bowl Player, Darren Waller; Spoken Word Artist and Educator, Joseph Green; WA State Representative, Lauren Davis; Community Outreach Volunteer, Roz Pichardo; Boston Police Officer, Josh De La Rosa; and founding Policy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services, Brendan Little; with music from nine-time Grammy nominated Sia. 

For more information, visit the documentary's website.

September 26, 2022
2022-09-26T17:00:00 - 2022-09-26T19:45:00
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