We see the Nubian Square Public Art Initiative as a catalyst to transform both the physical and social landscape of the district. Our district has been struggling for many decades with the disinvestment of white flight, redlining; shift to e-commerce purchasing habits, the opioid crisis, and now the Coronavirus pandemic.
This initiative serves to strengthen Nubian Square as the commercial center of Boston’s majority Black Community as well as its state-designation as an Arts and Culture District. The investment made in Nubian Square’s creative community will ensure equity, encourage collaboration between seasoned and emerging artists.
We believe art is not just a luxury; art predetermines success in a world increasingly driven by creativity, design, technology, and innovation. This initiative is a unique opportunity to kick-start the local economy, create jobs, and attract new businesses to Nubian Square. It is an opportunity to invest in a neighborhood rich with artistry that has served as a cultural backbone in the community for decades.