Boston Art Commission

Garden of Peace (2004)
Judy Kensley McKie and Catherine Melina
Bronze, stone and granite
Cambridge St. and Sommerset St.

Artists are creating art in their studios every day. In this section, you have the opportunity to visit with them and learn about their work. Over time, we will continue to post interviews with various artists who are either currently working on public art projects or have installed projects in the past. To visit artists studios yourself, please attend Open Studios held in neighborhoods throughout the city each fall.


Boston Artist-in-Residence (AIR) 

In the fall of 2015, ten local artists worked alongside liaisons from twelve departments from the City of Boston to generate ideas for integrating art and creative thinking into City government.​ ​The artists and City liaisons attended lectures and workshops co-organized by Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Boston Art Commission, and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics.​ ​Artists shadowed City liaisons to learn about day-to-day operations, challenges, and opportunities. They built relationships, exchanged ideas, and began to explore possibilities for project proposals.​​ ​


Click here to learn more about the Boston AIR program!

Click here to view interviews with Boston artists!