The Tenth Annual Artists Under the Dome Event 2016


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 2016 from 9:30am to 2pm

Massachusetts State House's Great Hall


Those attending the State House event are strongly encouraged to register:

For the tenth 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 2nd, 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.There will be a lunch time celebration for the 10th Anniversary and there will also be an afternoon panel unveiling MALC's labor policy recommendations for the Commonwealth. The entire event is free and open to the public.

This year, for the first time, MALC will be inaugurating its "Champion of Artists Awards". This will be an annual award given at every Artists Under the Dome event. The two awardees for 2016 are: Senator Daniel Wolf (Senate President Rosenberg will be accepting the award on his behalf) and State Representative Gloria Fox. MALC is thanking both of these legislators for their direct work with MALC and for their dedicated service to supporting the artist community. Both Senator Wolf and Representative Fox are not running for re-election and their spirit and dedication to supporting the Commonwealth's artists of all disciplines will be missed at the State House.

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

Download the AUD 2016 flier!

The 2016 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, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the State House's Cultural Caucus. Special thanks to the Epicenter Community!

2016 State House Event Schedule (Note you can attend one or all of the events depending on your schedule!)

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

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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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