Dot Art

Reach the Beach Festival and Family Fun Day | Aug. 13

Presented by Savin Hill Shores, FREE fun for everyone!

  • DOT Art craft activities
  • Giant bubble demo
  • Zoo New England
  • Games by Knucklebones
  • Story telling
  • Rosaltia's puppets
  • Face painting
  • KeyTat Bear
  • BFD Fire Engine (2pm- 3pm)
  • Kiteboarding demos
  • RCN Ice cream truck (1pm -3pm)
  • DotBike ride to beach
  • Visit New Enlgand Coffee, Magic 106.7, Just Water, Purity Organic, Storks, The WIld Life, Jungle Book, and Movies and more...

Bring a blanket, pinic chairs, and your friends and family to enjoy the afternoon 'down at the beach!'

When: Saturday August 13th 12pm- 4pm

Where: Malibu Beach off Morrisey Blvd.






Middle Eastern Refugee Solidarity Dinner | Feb 28

Please join Dorchester People for Peace in an evening of delicious middle eastern food, activities for children, and speakers on the refugee crisis in Europe and the middle east. You will hear from Angela Kelly who just returned from Greece where she delivered supplies to refugees and from Jeff Klein from Dorchester People for Peace who will talk about political factors affecting the refugee crisis.   $20 donations will be collected, donations will go to Oxfam, an organization already on the ground with refugees in Greece. 


Where: First Parish Church on Meeting House Hill in Dorchester (10 Parish St, Dorchester, MA 02122) >> Read More

Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party | June 20

Please join Dot Art at their annual Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party!!!

Thursday June 20th at the First Parish Curch on Meetinghouse Hill in Dorchester (10 Parish Street).


Includes a silent auction featuring works by dozens of artists from Dorchester and beyond.

$50 per person ($25 for Dot Art Parents, $35 for young professionals). Tickets include one complimentary cocktail and selections of local fare.

Buy your tickets online at:

Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but this event is sure to sell out in advance.

Painting For Peace | April 20th & 21st

In hopes for more peace and to honor all those affected by this week's violence, Dot Art teachers, volunteers and children will be painting a giant banner for the community this weekend. Come pick up a brush, mix some paint or help us grommet. Using our hands and hearts can really help to heal. Today (Saturday April 20) and tomorrow (Sunday April 21) we will paint from 1pm to 5 pm down at Savin Hill Beach near the Playground an Ballfield.

More info:

Celebrating Dorchester Artists| Feb 28

The Real Estate Group is hosting a special art reception for local Dorchester Artists Liz Carney, Executive Director of Dot Art, Eva Root and Sue Bright; both teaching artists at Dot Art.  Join them for wine, cheese and refreshments on February 28, from 6-8pm at The Real Estate Group's studio office at 1908 Dorchester Avenue. A portion of proceeds from the sale of prints and artwork will benefit Dot Art.

Spots still open in Dot Art winter classes!




Thursday June 21, 2012 6:30pm-9:30pm

at the First Parish Church, on Meetinghouse Hill in Dorchester

10 Parish St.| Dorcheter Ma, 02122


Join us and enjoy pieces of beautiful local art, great music and food!  We have a bunch of restaurants from Province-town and Dorchester donating seafood, chowder and a raw bar, passed hors deurves, and antipasto station.  We have music from Matty Biggs Trio as well as a special performance by Grace and the Carnivore (Grace, John and Robert Carney). 

  • Swingin' Music
  • Fabulous Art
  • Historic Architecture
  • Delicious food & Drinks
  • Silent Auction

Tickets are $60, but only $40 for Dorchester residents. Children 10 and under go free and can do a free separate art activity.  Children 11 - 17 are 1/2 price! >> Read More

Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party | June 21

Join DotArt on the longest day of the year, Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 6:30pm until 9:30pm
, for the 2012 Snazzy Jazzy Arty Party.

Swingin' Music • Fabulous Art • Historic Architecture • Delicious Food & Drink • Silent Auction

This snazzy event will happen at First Parish Church, Meetinghouse Hill | 10 Parish Street | Dorchester, MA 02122 (Silent auction closes at 8:30 PM)
Tickets are $60 per person, and benefit scholarships in DotArt’s Programs. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but a sell-out is anticipated, so purchase early by clicking HERE.  *If you would like become an event sponsor or donate to the silent auction, please contact, or call 617.265.3503.

Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts (Dot Art)



Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Office: M-F, 10am - 5pm Program times vary


To make exemplary visual arts education available to everyone in Dorchester and surrounding neighborhoods.


18 Samoset Street 3rd Floor
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Contact us! Stop by our office/gallery space Monday Through Friday, any time between 10am and 5pm. We offer classes and workshops year round, and seek to employ teachers for our programs who are from the Dorchester community.

Key Programs Offered: 

Community Classes, School Residencies, Public Art Programs, Events and Parades, Art Parties for Children and Adults. Classes offered with sliding scale pricing. See here for program and service specifics.

Community Meeting Space Available: 


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