Arts & Culture

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.

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DSNI 2013 Multicultural Festival | August 10

DSNI is hosting the 2013 Multicultural Festival on August 10 from 12pm to 6pm. The festival will take place at Mary Hannon Park (613 Dudley St in Dorchester). The festival will include tons of family-friendly activities, games, food and MORE! For more information, or to volunteer, call 617-422-9670, visit or watch the promotional video HERE.

Dorchester Fringe Festival | May 17 + 18

The Dorchester Arts Collaborative is proud to announce its sponsorship of the first ever Dorchester Fringe Festival. This year's festival will take place on May 17 and May 18 at three different sites. The two already confirmed sites are The Black Box Theater in Codman Square and The Erick Jean Center for the Arts. Performers are being sought in the following genres: theater, music or musical theater, literary performance (spoken word, poetry, fiction, etc.), dance and performance art. Performers do not need to be from Dorchester, though we strongly encourage Dorchester artists to apply. The deadline for applying is March 15, 2013. >> Read More

Support Local Artists + Tsunami Orphans | March 9

An art auction will take place on March 9 at Hancock 309 Gallery in Dorchester to benefit the tsunami orphans of Japan. It's been two years since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the nortern coast of Japan. 10 talented local artists have contributed their fantastic artwork to this cause. There are 46 pieces of art to auction. Don't miss a bargain! For a complete list of artists and artwork visit For more info or to purchase tickets, visit

Boston Ballet @ The Strand | Feb 15

Boston Ballet @ The Strand Theatre

an ArtPlace Collaboration in Upham’s Corner
Support the Strand Theatre by attending the FREE Boston Ballet show!
Come early to eat local food, learn about local fashion institutions, and contribute to the vision for arts + culture in Upham’s Corner!
Friday, February 15th
5:30PM Food from local restaurants in front of Strand, Information from local fashion businesses inside, ArtPlace forum for community to provide feedback on the future of Boston Ballet in the neighborhood.
At 7:00PM FREE Boston Ballet performance

Presented by: Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Upham’s Corner Main Street, Design Studio 4 Social Intervention, in collaboration with The Boston Foundation, Strand Theatre, and Boston Ballet

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