South Boston Arts Association

Where writers, musicians, visual artists, and art supporters come together in South Boston.

The South Boston Arts Association Monthly Meeting - Monday April 10, 2017
at 6:30 pm.

Special Location: Will be held at the premises of the former Boston Edison Plant located on L Street

Guest speakers will be: Attorney William Coyne (attorney for developers) and a representative from Hillco Redgate (developing firm)

They will talk about their ideas for incorporating arts and culture in the development.

Note; No on site parking. Questions email Dan McCole [email protected]

Help Needed
Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 ... help needed for the South Boston Arts Association combined with the Young Ambassadors at the South Boston Community Health Center's Lighthouse painting program. As you know seven years ago this very important arts program for the South Boston Community had produced 150 eight foot by two foot painted lighthouse boards that were strapped to poles all along Broadway, on Castle Island and other local venues and were a great art asset for the community. The painters ranged from kids to seniors... by groups from local organizations and individual artists. The painted 'lighthouses' brought brightness and joy to the residents and passersby as well as bringing a great amount of pride to the painters, their  families and their friends. Unfortunately because of the ever-present storage problems during the winter months we lost all of the panels, however we regrouped and are determined to keep the program going.


Today we have one hundred panels cut out on weather-proof boards and have begun a new Lighthouse program. Susan Rogerson, director at the Artists for Humanity, has volunteered their painting space at their studio on the corner of A and 2nd Streets on Monday afternoons for the program. And we desperately need volunteer painters and helpers for the program. The goal is to have the boards finished and setup up along Broadway on June 1st. If you can give an hour or two on a Monday afternoon, the painters and all of South Boston will be grateful. [email protected]

"The Clydesdales on Broadway" a watercolor by Dan McCole, President of the South Boston Arts Association. Read about the adventures of this painting.

SBAA Member Dorothy E. Morris to exhibit in group show, "For the Love of Flowers" at the BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery during March and April 2017. Art Reception on Monday March 6 from 5:30-7 pm. Details.

Thank You
Demo by Thomas R. Dunlay on Jan. 23
Renowned International Artist
Visit his website
Photo by Harry Brett
Our general meeting for April (Monday evening April 10) will be held at the Edison site on L Street and our guest speakers will be Developer Attorney Bill Coyne and two other representatives from the Hilco - Redgate site firm. A two-story yellow brick building is located on L Street  nearer the Boston side of the Edison site will be the meeting location. Some parking on the site could be available. More on that later ... and will be included with explicit directions for the meeting. 
So have your questions ready. This will be a great opportunity.  [email protected]
SBAA Members Patricia Steiner and Tom Steiner on exhibit the South Boston Library through February,
SBAA Member William Frew featured in the Boston City Paper. His painting "Early Snow South Boston" was the cover image for December 24, 2016.
Annual Event - More Photos
SBAA members helped kids create gingerbread houses at the South Boston Library on Monday Dec.19, 2016.
Watch Video of Event
Dan McCole
, President of SBAA showing off the winner of the business category (Dedham Savings Bank) of the SBAA Annual Gingerbread House Competition as a fundraiser for Toys for Tots. More photos 

SBAA Members welcome visitors to the Around the Corner Gallery during the South Boston Holiday Stroll. Shop the gallery for unique and beautiful gifts.

Watch "It's All About Arts" Show featuring SBAA artists here!
SBAA President Dan McCole and SBAA Member Paul Christian (shown above) at BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery reception on Nov. 7. Dan and Paul were guests on "It's All About Arts" TV program that evening as well. Exhibit is ongoing and open to the public through end of December.  More about exhibit - click here.