J.P. Licks

Secondary Navigation

Locations:

  1. Boston & Brookline
    1. Boylston Street open today at noon
    2. Charles Street open today at 9AM
    3. Coolidge Corner open today at noon
    4. Jamaica Plain open now until 11PM
    5. Mission Hill open now until 11PM
    6. Newbury Street open today at 1PM
    7. South Bay open today at noon
    8. West Broadway open today at 1PM
    9. West Roxbury open today at 9AM
  2. Cambridge & Somerville
    1. Assembly Row open today at 10AM
    2. Davis Square open today at noon
    3. Harvard Square open today at 9AM
  3. Newton & Wellesley
    1. Newton Centre open today at 11AM
    2. Wellesley Square open today at 11AM
  4. Andover, Lynnfield & Dedham
    1. Andover open today at noon
    2. Legacy Place open today at 10AM
    3. MarketStreet open today at noon
DeliveryGet RewardsEvent Calendar

Our Artists

HUMPHREYS STREET STUDIO

Humphreys' Street Studio was founded in 2002 in an old dry cleaning space. It houses a diverse community of up to 40 tenants including fine artist painters, illustrators, sculptors, designers, furniture makers, photographers, carpenters, metal workers, fabricators, and more.

In Spring, 2021, the artists came together for the Our HeArt: Group Show  while simultaneously fighting to keep the building from being sold to a developer. They would like to keep the building an artist space instead of the space instead of being razed and turned into more luxury condos (as of this blog writing, the fight continues). In June, 2021, the show moved to our South Bay, Dorchester store as a four month installation. There are over 20 artists in the show and we are thrilled that they are now available to be seen by every customer who comes into the store. (As with all of our artist exhibits, you are welcome to come in and see the art, even if you do not order ice cream!) There are photographers, painters, some scultpture, and even clothing hanging from the walls until October.

How did this partnership happen? How did we connect with this particular group of artists?

One of our employees works with a scenic designer who has a space in the building. This scenic designer, Cristina Todesco, is one of the organizers behind Our HeArt:Group Show, along with Franklin Marval, and Catherine Armistead. They also lead the fight against the loss of the building. This collaboration began as so many great collaborations do - over a cup of ice cream during the course of a long and winding chat. After learning the nature of the show and the size of the walls in our South Bay, Dorchester store, a plan began to form and now, here we are, with Our HeArt: Group Show at J.P. Licks.

Please join Humprheys' Street Studio in their fight to keep their home and to keep Boston diverse.

updated: 2 months ago

Teaming up With Boston Bookfest

Boston Bookfest & J.P. Licks pairs up for this year's digital event! Pages from the children's book The Undefeated have been enlarged and placed in windows of businesses throughout Nubian Square-ending at Frugal Bookstore. And you can win free ice cream - take the StoryWalk, photograph yourself in front of one of these book pages, post on social, & tag us and the BookFest (@bostonbookfest). We'll pick a winner every week! Have fun, everyone!

updated: 12 months ago