The Lenny Zakim Fund has issued Discover Roxbury with another Challenge Grant in 2015. If Discover Roxbury raises $5,000 in new or increased funds, the Lenny Zakim Fund will match it dollar for dollar. If you've thought about donating - or if you've lapsed for a year - this is a great time to double your donating power. If you've donated recently, an increase over your previous donation will count toward the match. Please click here to donate or visit this page to learn more.
Gain a new perspective of Roxbury as you walk between two of its prominent hills, Fort Hill and Mission Hill. Beginning with colonial First Church in Roxbury and ending with the puddingstone grandeur of Mission Church, participants will visit prominent religious buildings which relay the history of Roxbury, as well as hear about demographic changes and industrial developments that impacted the neighborhood. The tour is presented in collaboration with Boston By Foot.
Note: This tour travels up and down hill.
Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship 2015-2016
The Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship (CEF) is designed to create career momentum for a diverse group of artists and creative solopreneurs. The program includes personalized goal setting, one-on-one coaching, skills training seminars, a stipend ($750-$1000) for business-related purchases, and an opportunity to showcase work at a capstone event. The inaugural year of this fellowship was held in 2014-2015. CEF is a customized professional development experience for 7-10 individuals selected through a competitive application process. The program kicks off in November and runs through June. Workshops will be held in Roxbury, as well as at the offices of the Arts & Business Council (A&BC) in Fort Point.
The A&BC and our partners are currently looking to accept a small, diverse group of solopreneurs— entrepreneurs and artists working to build a professional practice— with a focus on individuals living and/or working in Roxbury and surrounding neighborhoods. Candidates for this program may include visual artists (e.g. public artists, photographers, painters, etc), graphic designers, writers, musicians, craftspersons and artisans, etc
October 1, Artist reception, Panel Discussion, Art Is Life Itself
October 2, 6 pm - 8 pm: Artist Opening reception NCAAA
October 3 & 4, 11 am - 6 pm: Artists on display, see map.
Get ready for the 17th annual Roxbury Open Studios, a time for Roxbury's visual artists to welcome the public to view and purchase paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry and other studio crafts. Stay tuned for information on interactive events and experiences available for the whole family. Save the dates for a weekend of art and discovery.
Download your copy of the Roxbury Open Studios map here.
October 29, 6 pm-9 pm
Join guests from the arts, cultural, historic preservation, and culinary communities in Roxbury and around Greater Boston at the sixth annual Heart of the Hub to celebrate Roxbury's physical and cultural assets, and the people who work tirelessly to strengthen them. Heart of the Hub guestsenjoylive music and dancing, a silent auction and A Taste of Roxbury reception catered by area restaurants.
$50 Members Only
$60 Early Bird Tickets Now thru October 15
$75 General Admission
October 15 thru October 29
Welcome to Roxbury
Tune in to the Roxbury Report on BNN-TV. NNN's Roxbury correspondent will update you on the latest in news, development, and entertainment around the neighborhood. View all segments here.
Our programs connect people across cultures and communities. We introduce the public to Roxbury's historians, gardeners, and business owners, and encourage participation in the neighborhood's civic life.
As Seen on TV
Discover Roxbury would like to thank Karen Holmes Ward and WCVB-TV for their support of our work. Enjoy this 15-second public service announcement. And view our other videos on YouTube.
Calls for Artists
Visit the ArtROX! page for a list of opportunities to show and sell fine artwork and fine crafts.
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Wentworth Institute of Technology