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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in Faneuil Hall in front of Choi Jeong Hwa's "Fruit Tree." Among Walsh's efforts to boost Boston arts has been the creation of the city's first office of arts and culture in decades. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh in Faneuil Hall in front of Choi Jeong Hwa's "Fruit Tree." Among Walsh's efforts to boost Boston arts has been the creation of the city's first office of arts and culture in decades. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Today, Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled a package of initiatives to boost Boston's local arts scene. These initiatives include millions of dollars in funding, donations of studio and rehearsal space, even the creation of an arts and innovation district in Dorchester.

We hear about the reaction from members of Boston's arts community, and what this might mean for the arts in Boston.

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Jeremy Goodwin, contributor and editor for WBUR's The Artery. He tweets @JeremyDGoodwin.

This segment aired on June 17, 2016.

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