Engaging Local Artists

Neighborhood Arts artists are a diverse group of 60+ high caliber Boston area performing artists who are experienced in working with young people and committed to community engagement.

Creating Community

45+ community organizations collaborate with Celebrity Series to plan and host 130+ events, with activities tailored to the partners' needs. Our partners include youth arts groups, venues, community centers, Boys & Girls Clubs, faith-based organizations, schools and more.

Activating Neighborhood Spaces

Catalyzing artistic and economic activity in the neighborhoods is a core value of Neighborhood Arts, with events planned in 30 locations within Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and the South End.

World Class Performances

Partner organizations also receive complimentary tickets to Celebrity Series main stage performances in downtown venues, with over 1,000 tickets distributed to residents.

Neighborhood Arts artists in 2019-20


Castle of our Skins (celebrating Black artistry through music)

Devin Ferreira (hip-hop)

Fabiola Mendez (cuatrista, composer Puerto Rican folk and jazz)

Hub New Music (contemporary classical music)

Jason Palmer Quintet (jazz)

Jean Appolon Expressions (Haitian contemporary dance)

Jorge Arce (Afro-Caribbean dance)

Maria Finkelmeier (composer, percussion)

Ryan Edwards (percussion)

Sol y Canto (Latin music)

Soul Yatra Trio (world music) featuring Mike Block, Shaw Pong Lui, Sandeep Das

Yo-El Cassell (contemporary dance and movement)

Veronica Robles Female Mariachi (Latin music)

Voci Angelica Trio (world music)

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Thank you to our supporters!

Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2019-20Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger, and to the many individual donors whose generosity supports Arts for All! programs. Celebrity Series is also grateful to the following corporations, foundations, and government agencies for their support in the 2019-20 season: 

Stephanie L. Brown Foundation

Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation

Bessie Pappas Charitable Foundation

Stifler Family Foundation 



      Outside the Box             

Neighborhood Arts is also made possible by support from the LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment & Innovation Funds of the Celebrity Series of Boston. 



Robin Baker

Associate Director of Community Engagement

Celebrity Series of Boston
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1032
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 598-3225
(617) 598-3291