551 Tremont Street, BCA Artist Studio #205
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
The Art Connection is the only non-profit in the Boston metro area that enriches and empowers underserved communities by providing access to original works of visual art.
We were founded over two decades ago by philanthropist and community leader in the Boston art scene, Fay Chandler. We build bridges between local artists and social service agencies to improve tens of thousands of lives each year.
At the heart of The Art Connection is the Art Donation and Placement Program which results in permanent exhibitions of original artwork in social service spaces such as health clinics, homeless shelters, and safe houses. We actively source original works of art gifted by local artists and then facilitate a community curation process that empowers agencies to take charge of their onsite culture.
The original works of art add dimension, warmth, and provide welcome opportunities for reflection, inspiration, comfort, and hope. Over 400 of our recipient agencies have found that original artwork enlivens spaces and connects them to their constituents in profound ways. Our artist donors feel good knowing they uplift and enhance the lives of community members as they receive critical services. Thanks to their generosity over 7,000 original works of art are showcased in Greater Boston.
The Art Connection provides further engagement through educational programs and workshops that build and deepen relationships with agencies, community members, and local artists. The opportunity to experience art in these environments provides inspiration, self-expression, and creativity. The permanent exhibitions and educational programs, funded through individual and institutional donations, are designed to support community health and prosperity.
Visit us online at www.theartconnection.org to find out more.