Save Our Streets and the Hyde Park Arts Association held their annual arts festival at the Martini Shell on Truman Parkway today. In the afternoon, local artists duked it out during a Battle of the Arts - they had three hours to paint a prize-winning work.
As they painted, residents took turns dancing, singing and playing instruments on the shell itself: Read more.
The National Endowment for the Arts has given Boston a $100,000 grant to embed artists in city departments, the mayor's office announced today. Read more.
A roving UHub photographer reports the MFA had this "try on a kimono" event this evening - that got crashed by a man and a woman who tried to convince participants they were being racists by trying on kimonos or even just looking at paintings of people in kimonos - by participating in "yellowface." He was not impressed: Read more.
People will be running around Cambridgeport Saturday morning while pushing, pulling or pedaling homemade sculptures, including:
Dizzy, the kinetic bird-batting cat built by teens; a square-wheeled sailboat made by Harvard students; a tiny wheeled creature that audibly interacts with audiences; a 23' giant fish; and a boat with flapping wings.
People's Sculpture Racing starts at 11 a.m. at the south corner of University Park Commons.
Captain Nemo has been following an artist's work in Brighton Center the past couple of days - specifically, at the corner of Washington and Foster. Fans of images of squirrels eating pizza would be correct in assuming they've seen this basic image before.
Meaghan O'Malley shows us the view from her office of the Echelman floating sculpture above the Greenway.
Julian Tryba gives us the time-lapse of the installation of the Echelman piece above the Greenway.
Nick Barber shows us Janet Echelman's statue, being erected above the Greenway today.
The city today launched what it hopes is a 15-month conversation on how to boost art in Boston. Boston Creates will:
Provide an opportunity for Bostonâ€™s many communities and neighborhoods to create a cultural blueprint highlighting Bostonâ€™s strengths and setting innovative goals for the future. Weâ€™ll look at community organizations and individual artists; cultural spaces and facilities; our cultural heritage and communities; our festivals and events; and creative industries and occupations.