Arts

Scout Archives: Loop Lab to Open in Central Square

A music and podcast recording studio opening this fall will provide a space for underserved young people in the Port neighborhood to learn about sound engineering, music production, and workforce development. Christopher Hope started working with young people from the Port area while he was a student at Harvard’s divinity school, and soon discovered how […]

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Love Letter to Cambridge

Cambridge resident and muralist Caleb Neelon’s most recent work, “The Teachers’ Home,” located behind the H Mart in Central Square, is a “love letter to [his] hometown,” he says. Through this mural, Neelon says he wanted to thank the women in the city who raised him.  This mural was a part of the Central Square […]


Passim Launches Virtual Music Festival and Artist Relief Fund

If you’re a music lover in the Cambridge area, then you’re probably familiar with the nonprofit Passim in some capacity—whether it’s their live shows at Club Passim, their music school, or their local festivals. But now they’re trying something completely new: the virtual Keep Your Distance Festival, featuring artists like Mark Erelli and Stephen Kellogg, […]


Cambridge Dance in ‘Crisis Mode’

This fall, Green Street Studios—a flourishing dance space that served as a hub of creativity in Central Square—closed due to a change in building ownership that caused a massive spike in rent.  The closure reflects a growing trend of prohibitive costs affecting the city’s arts spaces. Cambridge rents have doubled since the early 2000s; Green […]