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 June 2016, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics invite artists to apply to Boston AIR (Boston Artists-in-Residence) to become one of ten artists-in-residence at the City of Boston. This second year of Boston AIR program expands the size of the artist cohort, increases the length of the residencies, and grounds each residency at Boston Centers for Youth & Families, through their community centers and core, citywide initiatives, such as the BCYF Streetworker Program, youth summer programs, and leadership development for young women.


Click here to learn more about the Boston AIR program!

Click here to view interviews with Boston artists!