Dorchester Arts Collaborative

Staged Reading of The Da Vinci Commission | Feb 15

Can't Wait Productions presents a staged reading of The Da Vinci Commission, a new play by MJ Halberstadt, Directed by Josh Burlingham

Date: Friday Feb 15th 6:30-10pm (Doors at 6pm)
Venue: Erick Jean Center for the Arts, 157 Washington Street, Dorchester MA 
Tickets: $10 - Reserve tickets online at >> Read More

Monday Night Wine Club | Dec. 3, 10, 17

On December 3rd, December 10th, and December 17th, the Ashmont Grill will host the Monday Night Wine Club. The events will take place at 6:30pm. All proceeds will pay for children and teens who attend art classes at the new Erick Jean Center for the Arts. For more info, call 617-825-4300 or email

Dorchester Open Studios | Oct. 19-21

Dorchester Open Studios 10th Anniversary!!  

October 20 and 21 noon to 5 p.m. With opening night of Performances on Friday, October 19th

On Friday night, festivities begin at the new Black Box Theater in Codman Square, where opera singer Amanda Villegas will join eleven other singers, songwriters, dancers, and spoken word artists including celebrated Irish Step dancer Kieran Jordan, singer/songwriter Bethel Steele, The Painted Lights' Brendan Little, Joy Daniels and her band, singer and guitarist Brandi Maxam, spoken word artists Stephen Alkins and Christopher Johnson, actress, director and producer Adobuere Ebiama, Gaitskill Cleghorn, Jr., and DJ Tristram Keefe. >> Read More

Dorchester Artists Past & Present Opening Reception | June 29

On Friday, June 29, Dorchester Historical Society will be hosting the opening reception for the exhibit Dorchester Artists: Past & Present put on by Dorchester Historical Society and Dorchester Arts Collaborative. The show will continue through Saturday and Sunday, during other Dorchester Historical Society events! The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, and will feature work by present-day Dorchester artists as well as those from times past. The Dorchester Historical Society is located at 195 Boston Street in Dorchester, MA 02125. >> Read More

Community Meeting: Dorchester Arts Collaborative | March 24

Dorchester Arts Collaborative (DAC) has just acquired 1200 sq feet of raw space in the new affordable housing/commercial development at 157 Washington Street, in Four Corners, Dorchester. DAC and Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (CSNDC) are holding a meeting to discuss potential use for the space on Saturday, March 24, at 10:00 a.m. in the Erie-Ellington Community Center at 31 Erie Street for a community discussion about the space!  CSNDC is well into construction, and has two prime commercial properties on the plaza level available for lease. >> Read More

Welcoming the Howard Art Project! Oct. 21

Howard Art ProjectA brand new gallery is here in Dorchester, just in time for open studios! Howard Art Project, located at 1486 Dorchester Avenue, will be having an opening reception for their first show on Friday, October 21 in step with Dorchester Open Studios. The show, "Hot for Teacher," explores art that incorporates teaching into its subject matter. Howard Art Project is located near the Fields Corner T station on the Red Line. Check it out on the internet at

DotBike Tour of Open Studios Oct. 22

Join DotBike for the annual Public Bike Tour of Dorchester Open Studios! The tour will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, October 22nd, in Codman Square in front of Great Hall. The ride will be 8 miles of biking taken at a relaxed pace with several brief stops to view some great outdoor art! Helmets are required. RSVPs are highly appreciated, and can be sent by email to DotBike, or by calling 781.367.9200. Please contact DotBike with any questions!

2011 Dorchester Open Studios! Oct. 21 - 23

Dorchester Open Studios is here again!


This year, the event will take place the weekend of October 22nd, with an opening reception on the 21st. The event will feature over 70 artists exhibiting in 14 different locations, including: First Parish Church, Pearl Street Studios, Humphreys Street Studio, The Boston Home, and The Great Hall in Codman Square. There will be poetry and fiction readings at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Upham's Corner, and film screenings at the auditorium in Carney Hospital. DotBike will conduct a bike tour of public art again this year beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday the 22nd. To see a preview of what will be exhibited this year, click here. To find out more about Dorchester Arts Collaborative, visit their website at


To view a map of the Open Studios, click here.

DAC Breakfast, Sep. 30

The next Dorchester Arts Collaborative breakfast will take place on September 30th at The Sugar Bowl (857 Dorchester Avenue, back room). Bring your questions, suggestions and ideas for this year's Open Studios and meet and greet your fellow exhibitors and performers. If you want breakfast, order a la carte and arrive a little early - meeting starts at 8 a.m. 

Move the Planet with DEHC, Sep. 24 (Art Party Sep. 22)

Hundreds of Bostonians will be marching, rolling, hollering, hooting, and otherwise merry-making through the streets on Saturday, September 24th to raise awareness about climate change, and your help is needed!

DotBike and the Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition (DEHC) will be organizing a group of people biking through Dorchester to the waterfront in downtown Boston for the Moving Planet rally ( The group will meet at Peabody Square at 2:15 p.m. and leave by 2:30, stopping at Columbia Road and Dorchester Ave, and continuing on by 3:00 to bike into downtown Boston. Join the group at one of these stops, or at anywhere along the route! Those taking public transportation can hop on the Red Line and get off at South Station, where parade marshals will be directing festival-goers to the waterfront.

Artists - this is where you come in. Continue reading to find out how! >> Read More

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