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At Packed Public Hearing, Artists and Arts Lovers Envision a More Vibrant Boston

On a recent Saturday morning, Boston artists and arts lovers packed the Boston Public Library to share their hopes and dreams of a more vibrant arts and culture sector.

On Saturday January 25th, I joined a packed house at the main branch of the Boston Public Library for a public hearing on arts and culture. This was a chance for artists and arts lovers to share their ideas with Boston’s new mayor, Marty Walsh, through his Arts Transition Team, of which I am a part. We heard testimony from across the city. We also had several live performances from amazing student artists. There was terrific energy in the room throughout the hearing and many great ideas about what a more vibrant arts and culture sector in Boston could look like. Joyce Linehan, the Mayor’s Chief of Policy was in the room. So was Jim Canales, Barr’s president to be. If you missed it, here’s the video, archived by Boston-based HowlRound, a Center for Theatre Commons.

The conversation really took off on social media as well, with over 3,000 shares of the #bosarts hashtag on Twitter alone.

HowlRound’s storify transcript

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