A new arts plaza, “Oasis @ Bartlett”, is planned on a 15,000 square foot lot within the new Bartlett Station development in the Dudley Square neighborhood of Roxbury.  A team of architects, theater designers, acoustical/audio visual engineers, and landscape architects will soon be designing the venue which will serve as a park and three-season performing and exhibition pavilion opening in 2020.

In order to guide the design team, we have scheduled 13 seventy-five minute FOCUS GROUP conversations for visual, literary, media and performing artists, arts organizations and arts service providers.  A volunteer Working Team has conducted a community survey and now wishes to engage the arts community to better understand how Oasis @ Bartlett can serve both artists and local audiences.

YOU are invited to participate in one of the Focus Groups that matches your art form!  To sign up, email our Project Consultant, Andrea Kaiser at ccstpg@verizon.net, or call her at 781-235-0555 to confirm a seat.  Each focus group is limited to 10 participants.  For additional information, please visit our website at oasisbartlett.com.  All focus groups will take place at Nuestra Comunidad, 56 Warren Street, Suite 200, Roxbury, MA 02119.  The deadline for reserving a seat is June 21, 2018.


Monday June 25 5:30 pm Spoken word/poetry/speakers
Monday June 25 7:00 pm Video/film/multimedia arts
Tuesday June 26 5:30 pm Dance Companies/dancers/choreographers
Tuesday June 26 7:00 pm Arts Service organizations/private and public
Wednesday June 27 5:30 pm Classical music and Choral groups
Wednesday June 27 7:00 pm Jazz/R&B/Blues Performers
Thursday June 28 5:30 pm Traditional and folk artists
Thursday June 28 7:00 pm Craftspeople
Friday June 29 5:30 pm Multicultural and World Music
Friday June 29 7:00 pm Arts organizations and arts schools
Saturday June 30 10:00 am Fine artists and Sculptors
Saturday June 30 11:30 am Theater companies/actors/directors/playwrights
Saturday June 30 4:00 pm Muralists