Arts & Entertainment

Art With Heart

2017 Winner: ZUMIX

This Eastie nonprofit is housed in a former firehouse, but it’s all about stoking kids’ creative fires. ZUMIX recently celebrated 25 years of providing free and very nominally priced courses and lessons in songwriting, music technology, audio journalism, radio production and all manner of instruments to underserved youth. It also launched ZUMIX Radio (94.9 FM), an offshoot of its longtime internet streaming station that airs 40 hours of live programming each week—an achievement well worth making some noise about.


260 Sumner St., East Boston

Other Winners

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    2016 Winner: ArtLifting

    The densely detailed drawings, colorful abstract canvases and papercut cityscapes sold by ArtLifting look great and do good, helping to empower the homeless, disabled and disadvantaged artists who created them...