Photo by Derek Erdman

Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business

Curated by Lucas Spivey

About Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding their Business:

In Mills Gallery exhibition Culture Hustlers, artist/entrepreneurial arts advisor Lucas Spivey presents an inventive take on commerce and the contemporary American arts landscape by curating a multimedia showcase of inventive arts business models employed by makers working across the United States.

The art and design products on view forefront the intimacy and personal touch of the handmade, yet locate themselves squarely in the time- and place-less digital marketplace, engaging the global economy in their endeavor to connect fine art to audience in new ways. Boston Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome back Spivey following his popular Summer 2017 Public Art Residency on the BCA Plaza with the Mobile Incubator—a 1957 Shasta camper trailer turned office—where he held office hours to engage the South End community in questions about the health and happiness of the Boston culture sector.


Derek Erdman (Chicago, IL), Española Valley Fiber Arts Center (Española, NM), Kristin Farr (San Francisco, CA), Smith Shop (Detroit, MI), and Tieton Mosaic (Tieton, WA)

Related experiences:

Opening Reception
Saturday, February 3 | 6–8 pm

Culture Hustlers Pink Slip Party
Saturday, April 7 | 5–7 pm