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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Don't miss this! Our good friend David Buckley Borden's installation of nature inspired art and design collaborations at the Design Center! ... See MoreSee Less

Trifecta Editions Presents David Buckley Borden's Hibernaculum

June 5, 2015, 4:00pm - June 5, 2015, 8:00pm

1 Design Center Place, Suite 142

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Can't wait for the opening! Join us to see the installation by our good friend @dbuckleyborden & @trifectaE Friday, June 5th from 4pm – 9pm ... See MoreSee Less

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The building 32 pop-up gallery is open again this weekend at HarborArts! Stop by Saturday and Sunday from 12-6 to check out the work of local artists Jaime Diazo (paintings) and Rafael Ramirez (sculpture)! ... See MoreSee Less

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THIS JUST IN! HarborArts announces our live-art experience for Pupusa Mania!

HarborArts will be bringing a Ford 655A Backhoe to Pupusa Mania this weekend - to be painted LIVE on site by local artist and Eastie native Nick Di Stefano!

Huge thanks to Eastie Now, Boston Harbor Shipyard, and Todisco Towing for making this possible!

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East Boston Open Studios is this weekend! Join us on Saturday and Sunday at HarborArts to see the work of Eastie's artists without studios!

HarborArts & Grain Wood Shop
256 Marginal Street
Buildings 32 and 35 (2nd floor)
East Boston, MA 02128

George Shaw - paintings
Marjorie Kaye - sculpture
Nelson Emmens - paintings
Diego Navarro - photography
Heather Fesmire - mixed media
Artists from Casa de la Cultura:
Jaime Diaz - Paintings
Rafael Ramirez - Sculpture
Sonia Garcia - Paintings
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256 Marginal St.
Boston, MA 02128