Pick Your Price Art Sale to Benefit JP Nonprofit City Life/Vida Urbana

You can pick your price for original art and support housing justice at the same time at this year's Art For All 4 on June 11. This year's event will provide 100% of proceeds to Jamaica Plain nonprofit City Life/Vida Urbana – a local organization fighting for affordable housing and racial, social and economic justice. This all volunteer collaboration between local artists and grassroots activists offers art lovers a huge selection of pieces to choose from while knowing that they're supporting an important cause. Each year, Art For All benefits an organization working to promote inclusion and further the movement for justice. Previous Art For All beneficiaries include the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network (BIJAN) and La Collaborativa.


‘Art For Abortion Access’ Show at Vee Vee

Community members looking to support reproductive justice can do so during a collaborative art event between Vee Vee and local artists on August 13. “It’s our job to step up and support access for all to have this essential medical care. That’s why we’re raising funds for The Brigid Alliance, who assists women in need throughout the entire process of receiving abortion care. Every dollar we get at the event will go directly to support their work,” said Jamaica Plain resident Jeremy Fischer of Boston For All, the group behind the event. All art for sale has been donated by the artists themselves because they have chosen to support the cause.


Watch: This Guy Juggled While Running The Sedgwick Slog

The Sedgwick Slog started off organically 11 years ago with only 12 runners from Sedgwick Street. Now it's a block party and this year was kicked off with a police escort. Sedgwick Street resident Dan Janis started the slog, and it's turned into a fun neighborhood four-person relay race with each runner starting down Sedgwick Street, going around Jamaica Pond and back to Sedgwick. This year 10 teams participated. Darren Rosebrugh has been running the slog since 2012, the day after he moved onto Sedgwick Street.