Current Projects

American Therapy Booth

Washington Gateway Main Street is thrilled to be partnering with Julie Ann Otis to present American Therapy and would like to invite you to participate. This civic engagement art installation will be housed in Blackstone Square September 25th through October 1. American Therapy, asks the questions, “How can we make social change by letting go of the noise? How do we hold unbiased, compassionate space for others no matter how much we disagree?"

 

Peters Park Art Wall Project 

In partnership with well known artists PROBLAK (Founder, Artist for Humanity) and Marka27 (Product Designer, Converse), City Lights Performing Arts School & Mayor’s Walsh’s Boston Art Commission, WGMS worked hard to raise funds needed for the new mural on the Peters Park Graffiti Wall. A community crowd funding campaign raised over $12,000.

Thank you to all who contributed. Without this money, a new mural in Peters Park project could not happen. 100% of the money raised was used for the implementation of the new mural on this iconic art wall, covering the cost of the artist, required materials and supplies and stipends for youth for their involvement in this project.

 

Clean Corners...Bright Hopes with Project Place

Our ongoing partnership with Project Place's facilities maintenance social enterprise, Clean Corners...Bright Hopes, works to clean both sides of Washington Street from Herald Street to Melnea Cass Boulevard (the length of the Main Streets district). 

Workers pick up and bag trash along sidewalks and gutters; remove posters from light poles; and clean the city's "Big Belly" trash containers twice per week. 

 

Lighting the Parks with Blackstone Franklin Sq. Neighborhood Assoc. 

The Blackstone Park and Franklin Square light installations are a partnership by Washington Gateway Main Street and Blackstone Franklin Sq. Neighborhood Assoc. for Blackstone & Franklin Square and was funded by both organizations. The idea was to add excitement, focus and create a safer environment in these two parks. Spotlights from the light poles around the fountain will illuminate the center fountains in the middle. For Franklin Square two artists, Michael and Claudia Moss will install "Nimbus" which will include 25 orbs in varying sizes on the trees around the center of the park.

 

Washington Gateway Main Street is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. We rely on generous contributions from the community to keep our programs running throughout the year. Your tax deductible donation, no matter the amount, is truly appreciated.