The Eleventh Annual Artists Under the Dome Event 2017


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2017 from 9:30am to 2pm

Massachusetts State House's Great Hall


It is a Free Annual Event for Massachusetts Artists Working in all Disciplines

For the eleventh time, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is inviting Massachusetts artists working in all disciplines (visual arts, literary, performing, crafts, new media, etc.) to the State House on Wednesday, November 8th, from 9:30am to 2pm in the State House's Great Hall to thank them for all they contribute to our state's economy and quality of life. The entire event is free and open to the public. See the Event Schedule.

Massachusetts is the only state in the country to have such an event!

The morning speaking program will feature remarks by State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, Representative Cory Atkins, House Chair of the Joint Committee of Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development (TACD); TACD Committee Members- Senator Eileen Donoghue, Senator Joan B. Lovely, and Representative Mary S. Keefe; Assistant Majority Whip Senator Forry, Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade; and Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

At last year's event, MALC inaugurated its "Champion of Artists Awards". This is an annual award given at the Artists Under the Dome event. As part of the morning part of the program (10-11am), MALC will be giving its "Champion of Artists Awards". The five awardees for 2017 are: State Representative Chris Walsh; Danielle Legros Georges, Boston’s Poet Laureate; Ashleigh Gordon, viola and Founder of Castle of our Skins; Jonathan Rappaport, musician, composer and Executive Director of Arts Learning; and Erin Williams, playwright, theater director, dramaturge, Cultural Development Officer for the City of Worcester and Executive Director of the Worcester Cultural Coalition.

There will also be an afternoon panel discussing the findings from the state wide survey: "By Artists, For Artists", which closes on November 1st. Please take the survey if you have not done so already!!

The 2017 event is brought to you by The Massachusetts State Treasury, the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition, the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


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The Event Schedule

How to prepare for this State House Event and what to bring

I can't attend the State House event...Can I still participate some other way?


State House Directions and Parking Information:

The State House is a public building and you can visit it during its public hours anytime you want to! There are free public tours of the building.

The street address of the State House is 24 Beacon Street Boston MA 02133. It is the building with the large gold dome as pictured on this website. Due to the lack of parking, the use of public transportation is encouraged.


There are three public entrances to the State House: (1) Hooker entrance on Beacon Street at the front of the building (2) Bowdoin Street entrance (handicapped accessible) in front right corner of the building (3) Ashburton Park entrance (handicapped accessible) off Bowdoin Street near rear of building. We are asking artists (who can use stairs) to use the Hooker entrance.

For parking information at Ashburton Place (note One Ashburton Place is just across the street from the State House)

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