Dorchester Arts Collaborative

Dorchester Arts Collaborative Reception | April 3

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This year's Dorchester Arts Collaborative Reception will feature the works of local artists Robyn Thompson, Logan Jones, and Stephanie Sherman! 


When: Friday, April 3

Where: Erick Jean Center for the Arts

157A Washington Street, Dorchester

For more info: email or call (617)480-3686


Dorchester Open Studios 2014 | Oct. 24-26

Open Studios 2014

Dorchester Open Studios is back! This free arts festival feautures artists from a wide variety of disciplines, including music, dance, photography, painting, ceramics, glass working, jewelry making, sculpture, videography and more.

The three-day event kicks off with an evening reception and performance on Friday, October 24 at the Black Box Theatre at Codman Academy. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a show at 7:15 featuring local performing artists. The event is free.

On October 25 and 26, art venues will be open from noon to 5 p.m. There will be a free shuttle service providing transportation to all of the sites running about once every twenty minutes. A full schedule of events and a map indicating shuttle pick-up spots, venue locations and sponsor locations is printed in the Dorchester Reporter (10/17/14)


Paint & Pour to Wellness

On Saturday, March 8 the Dorchester Arts Collaborative will host Paint & Pour to Wellness. This event will take place at Dorchester Arts Collaborative located at 157A Washington Street in Dorchester from 5-8 pm.

In honor of International Women's Day, join Peace of Food and ZoulJah Art by Q for a unique experience of art therapy instruction, nutrition seminar, and green smoothie samples. Paint & Pour with a healthy twist along with networking and great vibes. This event is a collaboration of two local female entrepreneurs seeking to provide Wellness to the community through art and nutrition. They aim to create an inventive space for like minded women who are innovative and creative. Tickets can be purchased online here. Or at the door for $20.

For more information, contact

Dorchester Arts Collaborative Camp | Aug 19 to 30

Dorchester Arts Collaborative presents an Arts & Crafts Camp for children ages 6-12. Don't miss this grand opportunity at the Erick Jean Center for the Arts (157a Washington Street in Dorchester). The camp will start on August 19 and end on August 30 and go from 1pm to 3pm (M - F). $50 per 5-day session; $15 for single 2-hr session. Some scholarships available on a first come/first served basis. For more info, call 617-710-0174.

Erick Jean Center for the Arts Opening Party | June 22

Erick Jean Center for the Arts Opening Party  | June 22nd, 10:00am--2:00pm 

Please join DAC on June 22nd beginning at 10:00am for the grand opening of the Erick Jean Center for the Arts. 


- Yarn storming event / craft activities for kids. 

- Steel Band will provide entertainment on plaza. 

- Greater Four Corners Action Coalition will be displaying a photo exhibit at the EJCA showing changes the community has undergone in the last few years. 

- NAN (Neighborhood Association Network ), Greater Four Corners Action Coalition and The Fairmount Line  will be hosting a diversity celebration. 

- MBTA will have a symbolic ribbon cutting happen on this day for the new Fairmount commuter rail line . 

- Bill Walczak & other representatives will be in attendance showing their support  >> Read More

The Da Vinci Commission | May 17-18


When the winner of a major art award is announced, Sebastian Peters, an outspoken student and candidate for the award, questions the role diversity may have played in the contest's outcome.  Deep divides threaten to fracture Sebastian's friendship with his fellow candidates, Kim, Austin, and Michelle as they debate why the winner was chosen.  Putting the pieces back together may be more difficult than any of them had bargained for...


Performances: Friday, May 17th & Saturday, May 18th at 7pm.  Doors open at 6:30pm

Venue: The Erick Jean Center for the Arts, 157 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121

*wheelchair accessible

Nearby MBTA Bus Services include: 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, and 45

Reserve tickets at

General Admission tickets- $20 >> Read More

My Kreyol Bazaar | March 23

Join the Dorchester Arts Collaborative on March 23rd from 4pm-8pm, for their new monthly I AM KREYOL Bazaar, featuring some amazing female artists in Celebration of Women's History Month. They will be featuring art by Destiny Palmer, fashion pieces by Kreyol, Jewelry, crocheted art, home decor, music and film and it will all be for sale. So, please come out and support your local artists, enjoy the great vibes and make some lifelong connections.  I AM KRÉYOL is a company that encompasses all things fashion; with a ladies ready-to-wear clothing line (KRÉYOL by Joelle Jean-Fontaine), we also provide styling services for magazines, music artists, & of course...YOU!

Saturday March 23rd  4 - 8 p.m.

The Erick Jean Center for the Arts

157A Washington Street 

D.A.C. Artist Reception: Destiny Palmer March 21

This is your chance to meet & see new works by Destiny Palmer. Learn about her ambitious work in progress and plans for curating the new DAC gallery. Enjoy some good wine, light snacks, the gorgeous new gallery, friends and conversation.

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Location : EJCA, 157 Washington St, Dorchester MA 02125
Contact :

Erick Jean Center for the Arts "Soft" Opening | Feb 16

Drop by the Dorchester Arts Collaborative's new art center at 157 Washington Street, Dorchester anytime between noon and 3pm on Saturday Feb 16th! Have a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, a snack, pick up a schedule of classes and events, catch a few class demos, and check out new artwork by Destiny Palmer. This is Dorchester's first arts center, and your ideas are wanted!!  Please visit the wish list on the DAC website, drop off anything you may want to donate. And, if you are an artist that participated in 2012 Open Studios, stop by, see the place, and pick up your free GoLocal MetroBoston card, courtesy of an anonymous donor. >> Read More

Social Media Workshop at DAC | March 16

Social Media Workshop for Artists (And Those Who Love Them) 

Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Erick Jean Center for the Arts, 157A Washington Street   $25 includes lunch! >> Read More

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