Welcome to Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston
3/11/14: We’re doing a pop-up community art making event with The Next 26 (www.thenext26.org) THIS SATURDAY March 15 from 1-5 in The Commonwealth Gallery located at 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA! This will be one of our last art-making events, so we’d love to see you there! RSVP here.
About the Project:
In response to the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon, Boston University School of Visual Arts graduate Luca De Gaetano (MFA ’13) and Taylor Mortell (BFA ’16) have launched Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston, aimed at producing works of art to celebrate the Boston community and help the city heal.
We hope to raise funds for various charitable organizations dedicated to helping everyone affected by this horrible tragedy and local organizations geared toward supporting Boston youth. We have issued an open call for submissions of artwork made in response to the strength our community showed that day to help raise money for this purpose and put on an show for Boston, by Boston. Through this effort, we hope to bring the greater Boston community together to heal. To read more about how we got started and where we’re going, click here.
Our project consists of these parts:
A series of community art exhibitions of work produced by the Boston Community for this project leading up to next year’s Boston Marathon. Original works will be gifted to first responders, local hospitals, and police stations shortly after our run of community art shows is through. For more information on how to make a submission and on the exhibitions themselves, click here.
Fundraising through sale of buttons, T-shirts, and other things of that nature designed by our artists, we’ve started a new fundraising initiative out of Still Running for the creation of a new endowment for Youth Activism and Community Development in the Arts in Boston. To read about why and how, and donate to our effort, click here.
An ongoing series of free community art making events called “Art Marathons” in which participating institutions, artists, and the public will come together as a community over different weekends throughout the year to produce thoughtful works of art to be given to first responders, local hospitals, and police stations. For more information on these events and how you can get involved, click here.
If you have any questions about our project, please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]
Still Running: An Art Marathon for Boston is funded in part by a grant from the Boston University Arts Initiative – Office of the Provost (www.bu.edu/arts) and Youth Service America (www.ysa.org). Thanks!