“The Art of Community” Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation Annual Fundraiser
June 8, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
300 Walnut Avenue
Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation will host its annual fundraiser on Thursday, June 8, 2016, 5-8 p.m. at the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in Roxbury.

The signature event dubbed Art of Community celebrates the power of creative and artistic expression and the art of building resilient communities. Artist and teacher Paul Goodnight, and Chief Executive Officer John Jenkins of West Insurance will be honored at the event.

Art of Community reflects Dorchester Bay EDC’s continuing focus on highlighting community assets in Boston’s Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods. Last year the annual fundraiser was held at the Shirley Eustis House in Roxbury, and at the Strand Theatre in 2015. More than 200 guests are expected to attend Art of Community, and event proceeds will support community organizing efforts, small business assistance, and affordable housing among other efforts. This year’s auction will include an original work from Paul Goodnight.

“Proceeds from this event will not only help Dorchester Bay continue important work in our community, but the event itself is an opportunity to support one of Roxbury’s cultural gems  – the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists,” said Perry B. Newman, CEO of Dorchester Bay. “Art of Community is a celebration of creative and artistic expression, and it’s an homage to changemakers like Paul Goodnight and John Jenkins who exemplify the art of building strong, resilient communities. We look forward to thanking our supporters, partners, and neighbors at this wonderful event.”

Tickets available at artofcommunity.eventbrite.com.

About Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation was founded in 1979 by local civic associations and dedicated community members to address the problems of economic disinvestment, unemployment, crime, community tensions and the shortage of quality affordable housing undermining Boston’s Dorchester neighborhoods.   More information can be found at www.dbedc.org.