Artists’ Celebration is a showcase of Boston’s diverse artistic community featuring fashion, comedy, visual artists, and chefs.

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Event Highlights

Pursuit of Purpose Awards

The Pursuit of Purpose Awards recognize individuals who are making significant contributions in the artistic areas of our event and helping to develop the next generation of artists.

Featured Artists

Chef Challenge

Chef Challenge
We ask local chefs to create 100 unique pieces of hors d’oeuvres from a $60 “grocery bag” of ingredients. Featured chefs include local restaurant and home chefs.


Big Sauce Radio Comedy Contest

Big Sauce Radio

Duplessy Foundation has teamed with Big Sauce Radio to find Boston’s next great new comic. The winner will perform with a variety of experienced comedians at the show.


Fashion Showcase

Fashion Designers

A unique and eclectic blend of local fashionistas. We will have you covered from couture to casual. These designers have worldwide influence and are based in Beantown. This dress was created by Suzanne Piubeni. She ‘upcycles’ everyday objects into fantastic, one-of-a-kind pieces.



Visual Arts Gallery Show

Image by Valentina Oppezzo

Captivating visual artists from a variety of disciplines. Photography, light installations, painting, and all kinds of media have graced the gallery of the Artists Celebration event.  This image is from Italian photographer, Valentina Oppezzo.



Tickets: Regular $25 online, $30 door

Tickets: VIP $50 online, $60 door

VIP Tickets Include:

  • Seating w/ featured artists on leather sofas
  • Tableside drink service
  • Picture with a Duplessy Foundation Purpose Fellow
  • Special VIP-only Swag Bag

Can’t make it? No problem. Make a donation

All Donations are tax-deductible

Please note that Eventbrite charges a fee for the convenience of online ticket registration and donations. The total amount of the donation and fee is tax-deductible.


FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions] Where does the money go?

Priority 1 – Basic needs for our mentees

Our mentees volunteer to get valuable experience in their field. We provide them with T passes for transportation and $7 a day for food.

1 Regular Ticket = Lunch for 3 days
1 VIP Ticket = $9 short of a T pass

Priority 2 – Mentee development

We invest in the personal and professional development of our mentees. One of our Purpose Fellows needs violin lessons to be become good enough to get into her dream school, Berklee College of Music.

1 VIP Ticket = $10 short of a violin lesson

I cannot make it but I want to give. How can I donate?

Monetary donations can be made by clicking the ticket image above or right here.

Thanks in advance for your support.

What is the dress code?

We ask guests to dress to impress. In fact, we will have something special for the best dressed person at the event!

Who can attend?

Anyone 21 years old and above can attend with proper ID.

Get Involved with the Artists’ Celebration Event

We are always looking for people willing to help us with our events. Email us at and tell us how you would like to help.

Join the Artists’ Celebration Committee

We can use your help with:

  • Sponsor Acquisition
  • Marketing
  • Event Coordination
  • Volunteer at the Event

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