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Arts community gets mayoral hopefuls’ attention

Boston’s power constituencies typically hail from the fields of construction and real estate, firefighting, and law. Poets and painters do not usually register as table-thumping political forces with which to be reckoned.

But the first wide-open mayor’s race in three decades has motivated Boston’s arts community to form a political movement unlike any in recent memory. Arts organizations, youth arts groups, and cultural institutions large and small have banded together to compel the candidates for mayor to articulate a vision for the arts in Boston.

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