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Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is Closed

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is Closed

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is currently closed to the public until further notice. We understand that this is an inconvenience to those attending upcoming events, and we are working closely with artists to identify alternative spaces within the city, should they wish to relocate their exhibits.

Here's what this closure means for our arts programming.

What is happening at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts?

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is currently closed to the public until further notice. As you may know, we are currently participating in an important public process to evaluate the need to redevelop or make extensive upgrades to the building. Our goal is to identify a long-term solution for the property that will enhance the overall experience for guests and create multipurpose spaces that support the critical services and programs we provide our residents and community members.

Why are you closing Villa Victoria Center for the Arts?

The well-being of our residents, staff and guests is of utmost importance to us and, based on recent discussions with our construction team and city inspectors, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, including La Galería, is currently not safe for occupation. To ensure that a solution can be identified and implemented as efficiently as possible, we are closing the center.

When will Villa Victoria Center for the Arts open again?

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts will be closed for the foreseeable future, but we will continue to keep the community updated as we work with the City to create a redevelopment plan for the property.

How will this impact your visitors and members?

We understand that this is an inconvenience to both those that have chosen La Galería to display their artwork and to individuals who were planning to attend upcoming events. We are working with artists to find alternative spaces within the city, should they wish to move their exhibits elsewhere.

As Boston's Latino arts hub, we remain committed to exploring opportunities to curate arts

programs and performances that support self-expression and cultural enrichment. We will continue to keep the community updated as we work with the City to create a redevelopment plan for Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, and remain committed to supporting self-expression and cultural enrichment through arts programming. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rafael Medina at rmedina@ibaboston.org.


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