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BostonAPP/Lab: Art in Public Places

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Food and Arts: A Marriage in The Public Market

An invitation to artists: via BostonAPP/Lab, find out about the Kitchen – a 3200sf demonstration area that serves as a key part of The Boston Public Market itself -- open since August 2015 as a major new destination in Boston: the only locally-sourced market of its kind in the US, with 38 vendors offering everything from poultry to eggs to shellfish to baked goods to flowers. On the menu: a challenge to discover/invent/create new opportunities to activate the space in and surrounding the Kitchen!

With the support of The Trustees of Reservations, the Boston Public Market’s outreach and programming partner, The Kitchen has already witnessed skill-building workshops that highlight The Trustees’s focus on community, sustainability, excellence, and collaboration.

Next course: a search for ways in which artists from all disciplines can contribute to further the reach and impact of The Market and its Kitchen:

  • What kinds of installations, what kinds of performances, what kinds of interactive engagement?
  • What does, or could, a marriage between food and art look like?
  • Are there ways to incorporate into this new generation of activation other elements within the Trustees’ portfolio of community gardens and open space?

Helping to frame up this brainstorming workshop will be: John Vasconcellos, Senior Regional Director, Boston and the Southeast, for The Trustees; Cheryl Cronin, CEO of The Boston Public Market; and Mackenzie Sehlke, Assistant Market Manager, Programming. This will be the start of a long-term initiative, and we’ll be announcing next steps at the workshop itself.

To learn more about the BostonAPP/Lab Art in Public Places, visit

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