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Thought-Provokers: North End & Downtown

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 North End & Downtown that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Sean Soulus

I started messing around with rapping in the summer of 2016. My friends and I would record ourselves freestyling on a crappy USB microphone over beats we found off Youtube. Read more>>

Kate Levy

I discovered bookbinding while working at a publishing company. Someone told me about the North Bennet Street School and the bookbinding program and it sounded fascinating. Read more>>

Jules Choo

For years, I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression that left me fractured. That torment kept me from knowing happiness. In spite of that, I wanted to love myself, both body and mind. Read more>>

Paige Lindsey Smith

Ever since I was little, I always found joy in drawing and painting. I remember in elementary school, my teachers would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and my answer was always the same – to be an artist. Read more>>

Deco Fam

We are a group of 2 Haitian music artists/designers by the name of Deco Ho Chi Mayne & Deco STLN collectively known as Deco Fam. We are children born of the same dirt and filth that breeds the rest society growing up in the underprivileged south. Read more>>

Ben Parinello

Song writing was never really fun or exciting. Honestly, at that age it was really just a competition to see who could come up wit the coolest riff. However, as time kept ticking along, life, for better or for worse, finally started giving me some things to actually write about. Read more>>

Sofia Putrino

A lot of times you’ll hear people say they “always knew they wanted to be a ….”. Well, I didn’t really ALWAYS know I wanted to be a photographer. Read more>>

Jennifer Earls

While I always loved dancing, it really came alive for me when I was 14 years old. This was the age when I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease – cancer of the lymph nodes. Read more>>

Kevin Lucey

I’ve always shown a strong interest in art despite not having a ton of resources or opportunities to study it in school. I can remember making repetitive marks, lines, and grids as far back as I can remember- Read more>>

Fio The Frenchie

Sometimes I don’t know what inspired me first- the fashion or the murals? What I do know is the name “Fiorenzo” brought on a persona and because of that I figured people would probably want to follow along. Read more>>

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