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The Lucky Jungle: A New Space for Art & Music

By The Lucky Jungle for BCN #137

July 10, 2021

The Lucky Jungle is the brainchild of Carly Sanker, a local artist who stumbled upon this serendipitous storefront on Broadway in the heart of Central square. Her vision was clear: to create a spot for artists, musicians and performers of all types- an artist co-op that would provide job opportunities, classes, workshops and meetups for all walks of life. Birthed during the pandemic, TLJ sells plants and antiques and showcases original artwork and prints by local artists who you can meet at our artist networking night on Thursdays. The vibrant murals on the walls are welcoming and inviting, and the richness of the space is truly one-of-a-kind.

In the face of rapid development in Central Square, the Lucky Jungle is a rare safe-haven for artists that thrives on all of the support they’ve received from the community. Stop by to peep the local artists on display, buy a unique print or plant, or attend a workshop or event. You can also rent out the space to host a party or gathering of your choice. TLJ is also in the process of acquiring a music license to host music events and open mics so stay posted! All of the proceeds go back to keeping TLJ alive and directly into artists’ pockets. You can find The Lucky Jungle on instagram (@theluckyjungle) and web (

Here’s a current rotation of weekly events (check the IG and website for updates):

Tuesdays: Cambridge City Growers Seed Swap: 7-9:30pm

Wednesdays: Hump Day Meditation 5:30-6:30

Thursdays: Artist Networking meetup 6pm

Check out all the art and columns of July's Boston Compass at


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