Groups putting arts and culture on the agenda


Groups putting arts & culture on the agenda


Working with Create the Vote coalition partners around the state, We’re looking forward to seeing what arts and cultural organizations have planned for #ArtsMatterDay. Check out what folks are gearing up for:

Hadley – Multi-Arts: Catalina Arrubla has a unique plan for Arts Matter Day.  She and others will be starving themselves of the arts – no music, no paintings, and no dance.  No arts of any kind.  If art is present anywhere they go then they must leave.  Participants will be documenting their experience on social media using the hashtag #ArtsMatter.

Pittsfield – The Berkshire Music School: Tracy Wilson wants to plan an Arts Matter Day block party with the Berkshire Museum and others.  This is a great vision for how to celebrate -- connecting with the community to amplify a common message: Arts Matter in the Berkshires.

Fenway - The Fenway Alliance will hold its 13th annual Opening Our Doors in the Fenway Cultural District on October 13, and would like to have a real ‘Arts Matter’ presence there. Among all the exciting activities – mural-painting, public art, integrative music projects, dance instruction – there will be some great opportunities to get involved in arts advocacy and share your ‘Arts Matter’ story. Stay tuned and check out what else they have in store.

MASSCreative and the Create the Vote coalition have been out at local arts and cultural events talking about why arts matter in Massachusetts and why they should matter in our state elections. Here’s our rundown for the week:

Last Saturday we joined Harbor Arts executive director Matt Pollock for the Harbor Arts Festival in East Boston. We had a blast volunteering with the festival staff and taking more Arts Matter pictures with the crowd. Check out our favorites.

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On Monday we joined the Greater Boston theater community at the Oberon to celebrate the great work of StageSource at The StageSource Party 2014Julie HennrikusEmma Putnam, and volunteers with StageSource helped us gather Arts Matter pictures at the photo booth. And of course, no photo booth is complete without wacky props.

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Most people in Boston consider the mural in Dewey Square to be a staple of public art in the city. When the Greenway unveiled a new mural earlier this week, the event drew in an excited crowd of arts supporters. We took some great pictures and heard from folks why arts matter to them. 

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