what we are all about

As a non-profit public art institution, HarborArts is dedicated to fostering cultural engagement through visual, literary, and performing arts.  We embrace the unique challenge of transforming Boston’s historic, working shipyard into a meaningful space for creativity, discovery, inspiration, and education within East Boston’s economically and ethnically diverse community.  HarborArts is a platform for dialogue, setting the stage for global impact through accessible collaboration and environmental stewardship.

If you can dream it, you can do it.

We’re building a public art incubation environment to host and nurture large-scale art and design projects in Boston– a one-stop shop dedicated to transforming innovative concepts into monumental realities.

Creative and critical thinking empowers and inspires the artist and critic in us all.

HarborArts’ vision is to establish an experiential arts education program here in East Boston founded on our belief that art should be accessible and meaningful to everyone.

We’re changing the way people think about an arts venue.

HarborArts is a unique and creative space for public art, arts programming, and community events.  HarborArts is a place for everyday “Interventions”, both planned and spontaneous, into the artistic life of the city.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at Shipyard of Shadows! Special thanks to Jugghead Band and the Cool Kids Club for the tunes...East Boston Oysters, Empana, Third Cliff Bakery, and Downeast Cider for the refreshments...Courtney Brooke, Chris Hoodlet, Stacy Howe, Jen Munch, and Brett Lyn Rasmussen for the art...and Hannah Cohen for capturing all of the fun on film! ... See MoreSee Less

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Volunteers spent the day yesterday prepping the space for our Shipyard of Shadows event! Don't miss out, get your tickets today bit.ly/1LmnDb2 #halloween #graveyardgallery ... See MoreSee Less

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Shipyard of Shadows

October 23, 2015, 7:00pm - October 23, 2015, 10:00pm


Join us, if you dare...for an evening of music, ar...

2 months ago

Check this out, folks!

The Ashley Street Teaching Kitchen, located in Eastie's Orient Heights, is expanding their course offerings in the Fall! Please take a moment to fill out this quick online survey: goo.gl/forms/YG3NSFzs6c
The Kitchen, brought to you by the East Boston YMCA, offers culinary education at low- or no-cost for kids, teens, and adults. Tell them about your dream cooking class, and when they'll get to see you!
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Tomorrow is the workshop on Carson Beach in Southie with Andres Amador Arts, followed by the Public Participation project on Saturday. Don't miss this amazing opportunity! Save the Harbor / Save the Bay #SOTWBOS ... See MoreSee Less

Andres Amador - Art on the Shore

August 8, 2015, 10:00am - August 8, 2015, 12:30pm

Constitution Beach

Join noted artist Andres Amador at Constitution Be...

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256 Marginal St.
Boston, MA 02128