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Art attack

It's true Boston is a culturally conservative city with a lackluster contemporary art scene.
Letters to the Boston editors, August 17, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 17, 2012

How microfunding is feeding the creative economy

Erika Hess showed up at Voltage Coffee & Art in Kendall Square last spring with an idea: she wanted to combine art and activism to teach people about urban gardening. But first, she needed funding.
Hacking philanthropy
By LIZ PELLY  |  November 11, 2011

Somerville's first artshare delivers

Instead of buying into harvests of organic fruits and vegetables, shareholders pay a one-time fee of $300 for nine original pieces by local artists.
Fresh paint
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 16, 2011