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Thought-Provokers: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End

Boston has always had an artistic soul.  The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community.  Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive.  Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Back Bay, Beacon Hill & South End that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Danylo Dmyterko

Since I started playing I was really deeply involved in the matter, my goal was to get accepted to the Berklee College of Music since I was 11. I was taking lessons all through Austria and age 17 I got accepted. I’ve had many great experiences and opportunities since. Read more>>

Jenn Sherr

I am a decoupage artist , entrepreneur and teacher. At the age of of five I started doing collage and have always loved fashion, When i see objects around me I have always thought how could I rearrange it ,assemble it and make it beautiful again with collage. Read more>>

Christopher Howard O’Connor

Telling my upbringing, most people would say I’ve had a very difficult life growing up but I was happy for the most part so the rest doesn’t matter much to me. What’s always mattered to me was capturing every moment I could starting when I was very small with my parents Polaroid instant camera. Read more>>

The A-Beez , Amy Bellamy and Aaron Bellamy

The A-Beez are a Boston based music collective with its roots in Soul, Funk, and R&B. At its core are keyboardist Amy Bellamy and bassist Aaron Bellamy. The two began their musical collaboration in the early 2000’s as members of the Sam Kininger Band (BMG Japan recording artists). Read more>>

Rachel Hellmann

I began my artist career as a painter. About seven years ago, I began to feel the limitations of the rectangular canvas and made my first paintings that flirted with three dimension – one rolled onto the ground and another was installed in the corner. Read more>>

Jazzy Roulhac

I wanted to construct a place that highlighted not only the beautiful small businesses surrounding me, but my budding love for fashion, styling and creating. It developed over the years and was definitely influenced by my amazing friends around me. Read more>>

KINAMI

I am now proud to study at Berklee College of Music, and am so glad to have been able to really change my poisonous situation into medicine. Seeing others heal through my art has been my personal source of healing. So, I’m actually really excited for my future timeline and what’s to come! Read more>>

Joanne Freeman

I am now a painter living and working in New York. I’ve lectured and exhibited my work both nationally and internationally. I’ve also worked as a graphic artist, educator and curator. Read more>>

David Barnes

I decided to become an artist quite young. I remember when I was about 5 years old someone gave me a piece of plasticine clay. As I played with it I suddenly noticed that it had begun to resemble a face. Read more>>

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