Aviary Gallery Closed; Owner Opening New Gallery in North Carolina

After nine years of being on South Street, the Aviary Gallery closed for good at the end of 2020. Posted by Aviary on Sunday, January 3, 2021

"The gallery has been in the space since December of 2010 and featured over 500 artists, dozens of bands and made thousands of prints and scans for the community," said owner Lindsay Metivier to Jamaica Plain News. "With the pandemic and our second five-year lease ending with an increase for the next one we just can't afford, it was time to close the doors." Metivier said the gallery could no longer afford renting the space at 48 South St. She said she will be opening a gallery with a photo lab, very much like Aviary, but in Carrboro, North Carolina.


Two JP Salons Join Forces! Miss Laura’s and Hidden Hair Salon + More Cool Stuff

Laura Dembski has been the owner of Miss Laura's Beauty Culture on South Street for more than 20 years. This year she used her creativity to expand her shop in different ways, including teaming up with another local salon, selling plants, and more. Dembski is also a great supporter of her neighbors, as several years ago she helped Ivy Insurance adopt her late father's cat, Sikuwar. Q: How long has Miss Laura's Beauty Culture existed at 46 South Street? Dembski: Double Deuce.


Trivia Challenge! Can You Defeat the Whiz of JP Facts?

How good are you at Jamaica Plain trivia? Good enough to beat the assumed JP trivia champ? Sign up for the virtual Jamaica Plain Trivia Battle Royale on Nov. 12, and you'll see how much trivia you know. The evening will be full of facts, celebrity clues, historical info, and commercials from JP's local businesses.


Jamaica Plain Residents: We Need Your Help to Support Local Businesses

JP Centre/South Main Streets (JPCSMS) is a volunteer-led non-profit that works to strengthen the JP Centre/South business district as a vibrant center of community life. Right now, we are confronting the economic realities of the COVID-19 crisis, and suddenly finding ourselves in the position to lead our community in economic recovery efforts. Dozens of volunteers have already reached out to discuss how to best support our local businesses. Please read below to learn how you can contribute to ongoing recovery efforts. JPCSMS has identified three projects for immediate and long term impact.