Z Gallery, ex- Gallery Basquiat in honor of Jean-Michel Basquiat for his transformation from Graffiti to Fine Arts, evolved on the day (2009) a collective of artists, designers, griots and samba envisioned it to foster neighborhood development. It instantly became placemaking in Roxbury, a safe space of arts happening among local artists who see themselves as a Business. Its guests and visitors enjoy spending time in the company of local artists seeking to make a living from their craft. Whether at an art exhibit, live performance, e.g., music, poetry, theater, and/or seminar, every guest is guaranteed an experience full of connectedness, excitement, and peace. At Z Gallery, we recognize, advance, and publicize the talent of our members; sustain the economic viability of urban culture; support entrepreneurship among local residents; and promote social stability through live/work space. Strategically located along the Dudley corridor between Bartlett Place, Dudley Square, and Grove Hall, we play a key role highlighting the Roxbury Cultural District in Boston, Massachusetts.
Liftoff Boston Business Incubator
Statement of Purpose
Liftoff is an eight-week incubator designed to teach the fundamental of business to local artists, including entrepreneurs and vendors, who see themselves as a business. Its main purpose is to connect local artists, seeking to earn a living from craft, to resources, e.g., development, information, investment, production, and supplies.
Z Gallery’s Artist-in-residence program is in-formation. Once it is launched it will give artists the opportunity to live and work outside of their usual environments, providing them with time to reflect, research, or produce work. During the residency, it is expected that artists will be able to explore a new location, an urban culture, and experiment with different materials. Much like a study abroad program, Gallery’s residency is aimed at young artists and will have a long term impact on their life and work.
Z Gallery offers visual art studio, as well as space for photography, rehearsal, seminar, and small- medium family gatherings. For more information, please send us your request by filling out the form on the Contact page.