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Image courtesy Derek Erdman
Image courtesy Derek Erdman

Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business
Lucas Spivey, Invited Curator
February 3–April 8, 2018
The Mills Gallery

Opening Reception February 3 | 6–8 pm

The Mills Gallery will be closed Thursday, March 15 from 6–7:30 pm for a private event.

In Mills Gallery exhibition Culture Hustlers, artist/entrepreneurial arts advisor Lucas Spivey presents an inventive take on commerce and the contemporary American arts landscape by curating a multimedia showcase of inventive arts business models employed by makers working across the United States. The art and design products on view forefront the intimacy and personal touch of the handmade, yet locate themselves squarely in the time- and place-less digital marketplace, engaging the global economy in their endeavor to connect fine art to audience in new ways. Boston Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome back Spivey following his popular Summer 2017 Public Art Residency on the BCA Plaza with the Mobile Incubator—a 1957 Shasta camper trailer turned office—where he held office hours to engage the South End community in questions about the health and happiness of the Boston culture sector.

Artists: Derek Erdman (Chicago, IL), Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (Española, NM), Kristin Farr (San Francisco, CA), Smith Shop (Detroit, MI), Tieton Mosaic (Tieton, WA)

Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography
Photo by Melissa Blackall Photography

Culture Hustlers Pink Slip Party
April 7, 2018 | 5–7 pm
Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts

Do you need a change from your 9–5? Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Own Business is a pop-up shop/exhibition that showcases artists creating new business models across the country. Join curator Lucas Spivey and get inspired at this reception and networking event with other motivated arts professionals.

For more information on Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business, read the full press release here.

Reviews of Culture Hustlers:

Big Red & Shiny


New England News Collaborative

Boston Art Review

Delicious Line

The Boston Globe



National Endowment for the Arts

Institutional supporters

Massachusetts Cultural Council


Liberty Mutual Foundation

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