Arts and Culture

  • Boston AIR artists

    Boston AIR Artists

    Last fall, ten local artists worked alongside representatives from twelve City of Boston departments to generate ideas for integrating art and creative thinking into city government. Join us on January 23rd for a welcome by Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture, presentations by all ten Boston AIR artists, and a question and answer session!
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    Boston Creates: A Blueprint for Arts & Culture in the City

    Boston Creates is a 15 month creative planning process that aims to create vision for arts and culture in Boston. Help us map our cultural assets, lead discussions, and drive participation in the process.

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  • Call to Artists

    Call to Artists

    The Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events sponsors a variety of programs that encourage local artist participation. Learn more about participating in the Boston Arts Festival, Arts on the Arcade, showing in the City Hall galleries, and more.

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  • BSO Youth Concert 2016
    Mayor Walsh opens this year's Youth Concert at Symphony Hall featuring a discussion of classical music composition with Maestro Thomas Wilkins, audience participation and, of course, live music.Watch Video »
  • Museum of Fine Arts 'Inflate the Tree'
    Mayor Walsh attends the Museum of Fine Arts' 'Inflate The Tree' event at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.Watch Video »

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