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Thought-Provokers: Mattapan

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

Russell Boyle

Though my love for the stage burned brightly, I soon became disenchanted by the theatre business, and committed more to drawing and painting with periodic excursions into drag, acting and directing. Read more>>

Bicycle Inn

We (Noah Aguiar, Declan Moloney and Joshua Carrascal) all met through Waters Church’s youth ministry worship band about 2 years ago. We had been playing together for awhile and decided one day to take it further and become an band. Read more>>

Saundra Goodman

After about a good 10 years of making functional items, I felt I’d had my fill of scarves, hats, vests, afghans and the like. I wanted something more of crochet. I wanted to explore the limits of what I could do with this wonderful handwork. I wanted to use it as a medium to express myself. Read more>> 

Travis Karpak

I’ve always had a love for music. Needless to say I enjoy a lot of different styles and genres. I knew I wanted to be apart of music in some way for my career and since I never really had the drive to actually practice and master an instrument I decided engineering was the next best thing. Read more>>

Hannah Nahas

Getting older I found myself needing an outlet for all my thinking and curiosity, and I was unsure of the shape that would take. Read more>>


I have been at Exotic Flowers in Boston since birth. Family business. Working with flowers and sending awesome floral tributes makes my day, every day. I enjoy cooking, reading, red wine, baseball and spending time with my family. Read more>>

Addison J. Brown

As a young moviegoer I remember the occasions where I wasn’t enthralled with the movie I was watching but rather a singular dust beam of light, flickering in accordance with the screen. Read more>>

David Dauer

I am a storyteller, portraying our world through the use of color and surrealism. I am stimulated by religious literature found in our past which helps to open my mind and be a reference point to the stories of our current life and existence. Read more>>

Jonathan Lizcano

I was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Miami, FL. I went to an arts high school in Miami (called DASH) were I first began to study film in their film program. After high school I moved to Boston, MA in 2009 to study at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Read more>>

Marquette Welch

My name is Marquette Welch, I’m a 21 years old visual artist from Boston Massachusetts. I’ve been shooting photographs seriously for about 3 years, I became interested in photography from playing around and making short films with my friends. Read more>>

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