We are a visual arts center committed to bringing the community meaningful experiences in the arts through classes, exhibitions and outreach.


We strive to foster an engaging, innovative and inclusive environment where art, artists and community thrive.


We believe that art is vital.

We promote accessibility and inclusivity.

We embrace collaboration and partnership.

We strive to be responsive to the needs of the communities we serve.

We cultivate an artistic culture.

At 56 years old, the Brookline Arts Center (BAC) has a reputation throughout Greater Boston for being one of the most forward-thinking and comprehensive arts centers around. We serve over 5,000 individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities each year through classes and workshops, community outreach programs, exhibitions, public art activities and special events within and beyond our walls.

We are deeply committed to providing high quality experiences in the arts for our students and community. Whether you are 2 or 92, there is an art opportunity and community here for you!