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BIG 3 ART: 2018


Our goal for 2018? See more local art!


Every year, it feels like Boston’s art scene grows tenfold. It can be hard to keep track of who’s who and what’s what. As the federal government threatens the future of arts nationally and locally, we want to support our local artists and spaces now more than ever! Here are three community-based shows this January not to miss:


  1. Distillery Gallery in South Boston is kicking off the new year with an exhibition titled “PRACTICE” featuring around thirty artists from Boston, LA, and New York. This exhibition asks artists to engage in the customs sympathetic magic by ascribing meaning, power, and significance to an object through the ritualistic practice. Ends January 27th.


  1. Artist and curator Noah Grigni is partnering with Aviary Gallery to present “Displaced.” This group exhibition features Boston artists who have responded to displacement, dysphoria, identity trauma, marginalization, and a range of other experiences. Some artists have chosen to donate part of the profits from their art sales to the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Ends January 27th.


  1. Lovers of beer, stories, and stuff will find haven at Thrift Story: So Over the Holidays Edition on January 13th at Aeronaut Brewing from 12pm-5pm. They’re asking the community to donate items with a backstory by dropping off small items and clothing with the story written on a notecard and attached to the object. For more information, visit

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