Hot Property: Western Avenue Studios

Lowell’s Western Avenue Studios is one of the initial recipients of Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Common Good Awards, which recognize the inclusion of arts and culture in civic life.

Working Magic to Save Artist Housing

Bill Madsen Hardy is on the short list of real estate developers to send a distress signal when Boston artists face imminent displacement. He’s working his most recent magic on Dorchester’s Humphreys Street Studios, a workspace for 50 artists.

Can Life Science Subsidize the Cultural Economy?

When Peter Rinning saw his new landlord was looking to reposition his Somerville neighborhood for biotech startups, he didn’t expected to be told, “You’re one of the reasons we’re buying this building. Don’t go anywhere.”