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RSVP for the Pao Arts Center Open House!

Saturdays, August 5 - 26 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm Chinese Brush Painting Classes for Adults

Saturdays, August 5 - 26 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm Cultural Sampler for Children

Friday, August 18 | 5:30 pm Meet the Children's Book Author: Ruth Chan 

Saturday, August 26 | 11:30 am Workshop What’s in a Voice? Oral History Workshop with Wen-ti Tsen


The Pao Arts Center is a communal space for thought leaders, artists, and neighbors to preserve traditional and contemporary artistic practice and carry on the legacy of the Asian American community. Using the arts, BCNC seeks to reclaim space for creative dialogue, amplify underrepresented voices, and strengthen family bonds. 

The Arts Center is located at a historically important parcel of land, Parcel 24, which once housed over 200 Chinese immigrant families before they were displaced by the construction of I-90 and I-93. In partnership with Bunker Hill Community College, BCNC opened the Arts Center in 2017 to be Chinatown's first community-based arts center and Boston's newly dedicated Asian American and Asian immigrant cultural space. 

Click here for rental information on the 5,000 square-foot space that includes a theater, gallery, and classrooms.

Click here for the press release about the Grand Opening.

Public Hours through August 26, 2017

  • Tuesday - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

For more information, contact Cynthia Woo.

Click here to check-out upcoming events and click here for Bunker Hill Community College classes at the Pao Arts Center.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

We felt that arts can enrich and transform our daily lives. We are thrilled to support this exciting new project and do something for the Boston community.
— Frank and Eleanor Pao