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Thought-Provokers: Dorchester

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 Dorchester that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Daphne Confar

I like to travel, maybe because I grew up as a ‘navy brat’ and we moved around the country or maybe because my dad would tell me stories of different places he’d been, or from hearing the stories that my grandmothers would tell of their childhoods in far away lands. Read more>>

Kaiser Doricent

I have always enjoyed taking pictures or looking through albums for as long as I can remember. I have shoe boxes filled with prints and thousands of digital files I have managed to save over the years. However, back then it was just for the sake of memories and not the art behind it. Read more>>

Adina O’Neill

My journey into healthier living became my story to share, and a way to inspire others to live a healthy and fulfilling life . I now run my own lifestyle coaching business and Team REAL Fitness is growing with people who are getting healthy and fit. Read more>>

joselyne Ortega

With 14 years of hairstylist experience, and a graduate from the well-known Toni & Guy Academy, Joselyne “Jawz” Ortega is a born and raised Boston native who first discovered her passion for hair care and styling at the young age of 14 where she assisted clients at her parent’s salon. Read more>>

Xavier William

Playing the guitar has always been an escape for me. You pick it up and all of a sudden you’re surrounded by blissful notes occupying their own uniquely crafted space in time. However, I never picked the guitar over any other instrument. Read more>>

Madame Cruz

I remember falling in love with hip hop while living in the projects off of Camden and Tremont. Rappers delight played via the boom box while the sprinklers drenched us outside in the summer. My mom played El Gran Combo (salsa ) through the speakers out the window as she made food for the block. Read more>>

Keneisha “Swift” Milton

Everyone we encounter, see, love, or interact with has a different perspective on life, no one sees it the same. In my eyes, I grew up in a multilayered dimensional area that was a complete 180 than the area I went to school for most of my life. Read more>>

Jessica Caponigro

I lived in Chicago for a decade before coming back to the east coast. I missed so many family gatherings, weddings, and funerals. I didn’t get to see a lot of my favorite great aunts buried. Read more>>

Astin “Deco AD6” Davis

It really started after I quit playing football in my freshman year of college. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. But I knew I could rely on my creativity and drawing skills. And once I moved from Chicago to Detroit to attend CCS. Read more>>


As a child music was my first love my mother would play old school music and once I heard it I was hooked artists like R.Kelly ,Tevin Campbell ,Barry White, Prince , Anita Baker and more to Rock,Jazz,Hip-Hop I loved music all my life but started rapping at the age of 8. Read more>>

Morgan O’Neil

My story is definitely unique! I have a degree in mechanical engineering and started my photography business while working at an engineering firm in downtown Boston. Read more>>

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