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Dorchester Arts Collaborative is a membership organization that has been facilitating the arts in Dorchester since 2002 for the social, cultural, and economic enrichment of our diverse neighborhood.
2014 Open Studios Registration Is Open 
 Registration for Dorchester Open Studios is officially open. Open Studio dates for this year are October 25th & 26th
JOIN DAC! We're Looking for Board Members                                            
Dorchester Arts Collaborative is a looking to increase the size of it's board. 

Interested in joining a Non-Profit Arts Board?

Are you passionate about the Arts? 

Are you ready to contribute to strengthening Arts & Culture in Dorchester?

Do you want to become a leader in your community? 

If the answer is YES, contact us to learn more about the board positions available

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Dorchester Arts Collab. UPDATE!!
 Dear DAC Subscriber, 

For the fourth year DAC has a table at the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers Market.  The market is open every Friday from 3-7PM.  For $20 for the whole season which runs into October you can put items on display to be sold.  You don't need to be there.  Because these are impulse buys we recommend that you include items priced at $20 or less.  In the past we have sold jewelry, blank note cards, trinket boxes, gift tags, framed photographs, mugs and kid's t-shirts.  If you are interested in participating call Margery Buckingham at 617-710-0174 to make arrangements or e-mail her at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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African Dance Classes Now Offered at EJCA via IYP
IYP Dance Fusion is now offering African dance classes to be held on Tuesday's and Wednesday's from 6:30pm-7:45pm for the next couple of weeks. These particular classes will be held for Adults. The focus is to get people in the community to be active and help them get use to the mind set of working out while having fun.

Please contact Bianca Vonleh about pricing and scheduling information. First class started last night. She could be reach at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
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Treehouse to host music & art festival "OnTheDot" 
The TreeHouse Boston Along with Millennium Ten Initiative & Facture Presents:
A Three Day Installation of the Unique and Distinctive Street Style of Boston


Joe Dome
David Wang
Jay Spahr
Cashel O'Sullivan

Take u on a familiar tour through da Bricks with pieces that are Painted/Chop/Sprayed/Dusted off/Glued together/Suspended and Hung

OPENING RECEPTION  7/11  7:00pm-10:30PM
Music By DJ Troy Frost & Nick Garcia
Friday, July 11: 7-10:30pm (reception) 
Saturday, July 12: 12-3pm (workshop
Sunday, July 13, 12-3 closing reception 

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After such a looooooong, cold, drawn out winter, IT'S TIME!!! Come ring in the Spring with us in a very BIG & BOLD way.

The I Am Kreyol Bazaar presents VIBE-ATIONS: a nation of vibers of music, color, fashion, energy & life.

We are partnering with the Safer is Sexy campaign once again to promote their awesome message of self awareness, testing and protection, with on-site HIV testing and information for all of our attendees.

This season we will feature the colourful arts & jewelry of Tara Lu, fashion by Tabbytha Janeen Ferguson & the captivating sounds of "Jazz Vibes".

It's going to be a good one guys. You don't want to miss it!!

Boston Ballet at Strand Theatre

Boston Ballet presents an upcoming performance at the Strand Theater in Dorchester, taking place on April 11th. The show incorporates performances by some our community youth programs as well as the Boston Ballet Company.

Friday, April 11 at 7:00pm

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What: Yoga 101: Back 2 Basics is an 8-week class series where those new to yoga and more experienced students can practice fundamental yoga poses, learn foundational yoga concepts, and explore yogic breathing exercises and meditation. Gather the building blocks you need to construct a yoga practice that can transform your mind, body and soul. [This is an all levels, all ages (adults) class taught in the classic hatha yoga style.]

Where: Enjoy beautiful, innovative art by Boston creatives as we practice yoga at the Eric Jean Center for the Arts, 157 Washington Street, Dorchester. On-street parking available; MBTA bus routes #15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29, 45. Learn more about the Eric Jean Center for the Arts and the Dorchester Arts Collaborative at
When: Saturdays, 9:45 - 11a; September 6 - October 25, 2014 [We would probably arrive by 9:15a each week to set up, and be gone by 11:30a; as we discussed, we could hold a free info/demo session the weeks prior to the first class to generate interest in the class series and promote any events/initiatives the DAC is facilitating.]
Investment: Suggested donation of $5 - $10; proceeds support the launch of Earthseed Yoga's mobile studio to continue to offer free classes and workshops to underserved urban communities throughout Boston.
For more info or to register: Call/text 857.312.9941, email, visit, or like/follow "EarthseedYoga" on Facebook/Twitter.


April 21-25 School Vacation

Painting Classes For kids
For 8-12 year olds
1 -3pm
$25 per 5-day session $5 for single 2-hour session*
Some scholarships available on a first come first served basis.
At the Erick Jean Center for the Arts
157 A Washington Street Dorchester

For a registration form drop in to the gallery or Call 617-710-0174
*Thanks to generous donations from Dot Out and Rep. Dan Hunt


Please stop by the Erick Jean Center for the Arts between April 9th and May 9th to check out the new showings by Dorchester resident artists Susie Smith and Laurence Pierce. The EJCA is open Wednesday thru Saturday 1-5pm. If you would like a private showing, please e-mail to organize a calendar date.


See them at DAC before they go exctinct 
"The Discarded" is a polar bear exhibit by Morris Norvin of Stony Brook Fine Art. This exhibit will be displayed outside of the EJCA for a two month run. Please stop by and see this awesome work of metal art as well as taking in new galleries inside the center. Bringing the bears to Four Corners was the collaborative effort by J. Gustavo of DAC, Dynell Andrews of Four Corners Main Street, and Bill Perkins. — at Erick Jean Center for the Arts.


Congratulations to Cedric Douglas; we look forward to hosting the UP Truck in Four Corners.


BigRedShiny Interview w/ DAC's J. Gustavo

As part of their continued effort to foster strong communities, BR&S rolling out a new interview series, called "Boston Common." In it we will highlight the people and organizations that shape Boston and New England's cultural sector by going straight to the source to find out who they are, what they are doing, and how and why they do it. We hope that the series will champion some of the exemplary work being done, shed light on neglected issues facing our arts scene and community, build connections among individuals and organizations, and expand the networks on which we’ve come to rely.

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