August Change for Change: Bombyx Center
Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity is a nonprofit organization established to steward the property at 130 Pine Street, in Florence, Massachusetts—a historic gathering place founded by abolitionists who championed antislavery, gender equity, and religious tolerance.
Carrying these values forward, the Bombyx Center serves our community as a venue for transformative arts experiences, spiritual growth, and challenging conversations. It is a world-class performance venue, art exhibition space, and community gathering place. Since opening its doors in late October of 2021, it has continuously brought a diverse spectrum of live performances to Florence, MA.
In parallel with the aforementioned offerings, Bombyx is currently updating its spaces and making the building available to rent for dance and theatre productions, poetry slams, band rehearsals, classes, meetings, weddings, parties, and other community gatherings. They also continue to serve as the spiritual home for the church’s founding congregation and that of the reform synagogue, Beit Ahavah. Cloverdale Cooperative Preschool has made their home in the building for several decades and will continue to do so.
To learn more about the Bombyx Center and to check out its upcoming schedule of events, check out their website: https://bombyx.live/