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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The newest addition to the outdoor shipyard gallery lights up tonight! Come down at sunset tonight and hang with us on the dock, and watch the Penrose Triangle illuminate the shipyard. ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago

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East Boston Open Studios event today: Come see the amazing work of Anna Yeroshenko Photography at the Windy Films studio space in the shipyard next to K.O. Pies! ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago

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Coming to Eastie Open Studios? Don't miss Anna Yeroshenko at the Shipyard TODAY - in studio 16 right next to KO pies! Including her series, "Enduring Peripheries", altered images of East Boston's architectural landscapes.

Big thanks to Windy Films for making it possible!

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16th Annual East Boston Open Studios

April 23, 2016, 12:00pm - April 24, 2016, 5:00pm

Atlantic Works Gallery

Save the date for the 16th Annual East Boston Open...

9 months ago

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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HarborArts added 38 new photos to the album: Around the Shipyard. ... 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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256 Marginal St.
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