Augment by internationally-acclaimed artist Nick Cave is a singular artwork, an exuberant social experience, and a call for Boston to come together in public and cultivate joy across the city. Created as an open question “what brings you joy?” this multi-faceted project asks us to reflect on the power of the individual versus the collective and on the difference between happiness and joy as a means to confront a time fraught with division.

After the free exhibition of Augment at the Cyclorama wraps up in September, we’re taking our jubilation to the streets with Boston’s first-ever joy parade! Stepping off from the Boston Center for the Arts at 11 AM on Saturday, September 14, we’ll bridge the South End and Upham’s Corner neighborhoods with a three-mile procession full of color, art, and, of course, JOY!

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