Pre-pandemic, I had been working as the organizer of opportunities for artists to create work on the Boston Harbor Islands, including coordinating the Boston Harbor Artist in Residency Program and the Arts and Culture Cruise. The largest recreational open space in Eastern Massachusetts, the Boston Harbor Islands are minutes from downtown Boston and surrounding communities, offering views of the city, remarkable history, and recreation opportunities. The park attracts over 1/2 million visitors annually and is an important ecological habitat for wildlife.
These free art initiatives created platforms for artists to interpret the unique elements that comprise Boston Harbor, so that the artists in turn may engage new audiences through creating place-based artwork that offers innovative educational and recreational opportunities for the public. For more information visit www.bostonharbornow.org/recreation
With many of our communities located within a short distance from Boston Harbor, Boston Harbor Now in partnership with the National Park Service, through funding from the Boston Cultural Council wishes to introduce (or re-introduce) communities to the enjoyment of Boston Harbor so we can all take advantage of this great resource.