ONEin3 Boston to Host ‘Public Art Happiness Project’ in Copley Square

They are inviting the public to stop by and participate.

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This weekend, ONEin3 invites the public to complete the sentence as part of a public art project. / Photo by Connor Sumner

People in the Copley area this weekend are invited to contribute to a new public art piece being put together by ONEin3 Boston. On Saturday, the council will set up shop at Copley Square and ask passersby to participate in their “Public Art Happiness Project” by writing on a large painted board with the following fill-in-the-blank sentence:

“We are Boston. Boston is _____.”

Participants will also be asked their age, neighborhood, and town. Each fill-in-the-blank response will be erased for the next person to fill in. The process will be photographed and filmed, and ONEin3 will produce a time-lapse video of the community activity.

“Our goal is to capture Boston’s sprit in a fun and visually-appealing way,” says ONEin3 Boston manager Chloe Ryan in a press release. “This project combines people’s enthusiasm for Boston with their passion for public art.”

ONEin3 is partnering with local nonprofit YouthBuild Boston and IdeaPaint to design the display board. ONEin3 was first launched by the city in 2004 to reach out to Boston residents in the 20-34 age range, a demographic that comprised one-third of the city’s population.


The “Public Art Happiness Project” takes place Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn more about ONEin3 Boston at