Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
THE ART CONNECTION

The Art Connection enriches and empowers underserved communities by providing access to original works of visual art. We are the only non-profit in the Boston metro area that unleashes the healing power of art to help social service agencies better serve their clients. We were founded over two decades ago by philanthropist and community leader in the Boston art scene, Fay Chandler. We build bridges between local artists and social service agencies to improve tens of thousands of lives each year. At the heart of The Art Connection is the Art Donation and Placement Program which results in permanent exhibitions of original artwork in social service spaces such as health clinics, homeless shelters, and safe houses.

Additional Links: 
Photos of community events
Learn about our recipient agencies and see collections of the artwork they selected

I Have Worked With

  • Our office is located in the Artist Studios at Boston Center for the Arts which is dedicated to providing affordable workspace and a supportive environment to artists and other art-related organizations. 

  • Recipient agency with 27 artworks on permanent exhibition through The Art Connection.

  • Recipient agency with 23 artworks on permanent exhibition through The Art Connection.

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  • NEFA Grantee
  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Sarah
Job Title/Position: 
Operations Manager & Artist Liaison
Mailing Address: 
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Physical Address: 
551 Tremont Street Suite 205
Boston, MA 02116
Last Name: 
Shallbetter
Phone: 
617-338-7668

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
1995
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Community Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Community Arts
Exhibitions
Funding

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
MASSCreative
Massachusetts Nonprofit Networks
Awards: 
Mass Cultural Council