Looking good! Exhibits, galleries, cinemas, artists’ collectives, and paint-your-own venues.
77 Main Street Maynard 01754
60 Nobscot Road, Sudbury 01776
18 Lyman Street, Westborough 01581
107 Concord Rd, Wayland, MA 01778
We welcome beginners, experienced artists, and supporters of the arts from Wayland and surrounding communities.
77 Main Street, Maynard 01754
63 Summer Street, Maynard 01754
43 Broad Street, Suite B307, Hudson 01749
37 Lexington Road, Concord 01742
Where art is for everyone! Concord Arts’ happenings include engaging exhibitions, classes, workshops, and special programs. Our teachers are among the best, and our demos, lectures, films and trips provide something for everybody.
The Saxonville Mills, 1630 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01701
Distinctive photography of architecture, interiors, products, and people for business. Services include digital image retouching (our images or yours), consulting and classes, in-house Giclée printing and book publishing.
14 Vernon Street, Jonathan Maynard Building, Framingham 01701
Focusing on American art from 18th century to present day, Danforth Art has a permanent collection of 3,500 works of art and offers 400 yearly studio art courses, family workshops and artist lectures.
1245 Worcester Street (Natick Mall), Natick 01760
The state’s exclusive dealer of Todd White, Robert Bissell, Michael Parkes, and many other collectable artists. We know that art is an outlet for personal expression; our staff is committed to helping you find artwork that conveys your personal style.
19 Summer Street, Maynard 01754
59 Fountain Street, Framingham 01702
Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery showcases contemporary paintings and sculpture by some of the region’s best emerging and mid-career artists, and is a resource for both individual and corporate art collectors.
59 Fountain Street, Framingham 01702
A thriving community of more than 70 artists offering a multitude of visual styles and media. Visit our website for dates of Open Studios in December 2015.
391 East Central, Franklin 02038
9 Middlesex Avenue, Natick 01760
276 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581
A program of Justice Resource Institute, this nonprofit studio and retail shop supports the creative abilities of artists and crafters with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
7 Nason Street, Maynard 01754
24 Water Street, Holliston 01746
14 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
1 Underprice Way (Route 9), Natick 01760
79 Fountain Street, Framingham 01701
406 Lincoln Street, Marlborough 01752
McCarthy Center, 100 State Street, Framingham 01702
35 Milford Street, Mendon 01756
360 Woodland Street, Holliston 01721
61 Washington Street, Newton 02460
In a setting that is welcoming and conveniently located, we offer an inclusive, multi-generational approach to art education that serves 2,500 children, teens and adults at all skill levels annually.
312 Main Street, Hudson 01749
55 Main Street, Maynard 01754
29 Main Street, Natick 01760
Looking for a fun night out? Come eat, drink and paint with us at Palettes. No painting experience is needed, REALLY! We’ll teach you. Enjoy a glass of wine or a craft brew while you paint.
Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough 01758
Metro Boston’s award-winning fair of fine and functional art features 175 extraordinary artists from every corner of the country showing the very best in American craftsmanship. Takes place March 18-20, 2016 and again in November.
1 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough 01752
1602 Concord Street, Framingham 01701
P.O Box 192, Sudbury 01776
2 Central Street, Framingham 01701
12 Highland Street, Natick 01760
Exciting performances in dance, theatre, and music, open to the public and suitable for all ages.
14 East Plain Street, Wayland 01778
Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture - deCordova
Arts & Culture - Re-enactors
Community Spotlight: Framingham
America’s largest town boasts a population of almost 70,000 residents speaking more than 50 languages and living 20 miles west of Boston in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods. Along with great neighborhoods, Framingham has extraordinary options for shopping and dining, a vibrant and innovative center for business and industry that hosts a number of world class companies, an expanding hub of cultural and educational opportunity, unmatched road and railway access, and active investment in the Town’s infrastructure.
Framingham boasts excellent higher education opportunities right in our back yard at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, as well as easy access to the world-class institutions in the greater Boston area, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, Wellesley, Brandeis, Bentley, Northeastern University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
In addition to continuing education opportunities at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, there are opportunities for arts education through both the Danforth Museum School and the Amazing Things Arts Center Workshops
Framingham operates over 200 youth, adult, and family arts and athletic programs on 62 public athletic fields, an indoor pool, a skating rink, and an athletic center. You and your family can also enjoy 52 playgrounds with equipment, 20 public tennis courts including 10 with lights, and three public beaches. You could go boating and picnicking at Farm Pond, skating at Loring Arena, walking through Wittenborg Woods - you’ll run out of weekends before you run out of things to do!
When completed, the Cochituate Rail Trail will connect Framingham and Natick residents to local schools, offices, shopping, and transportation hubs. The 25-mile Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which will connect Framingham with Lowell, is in the planning stages, as is the 104-mile long Mass Central Rail Trail, connecting Boston to Western Massachusetts, passing just north of Framingham.
For a list of public beaches in town, go here.
Eat, Drink, Shop
Framingham is one of those unique places that offer just about every shopping opportunity imaginable. Our section of Route 9 / Worcester Road is well-known throughout New England as a mecca for popular retail and restaurant experiences.
Downtown Framingham boasts over 30 ethnic enterprises, including Asian, Hispanic, Brazilian, and Eastern European shops, cafes, and restaurants. Shoppers looking for alternatives to big box stores and chain restaurants can enjoy Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian cuisine; imported clothing shops; and attentive service that defines family-owned operations.
The Golden Triangle is located at the MassPike (I-90) Exit #13 roughly in the area bounded by Route 9, Route 30, and Speen Street. This area includes the Natick Mall, the Framingham Mall, and Shoppers World for a comprehensive shopping and dining experience with everything from a grocery store to high-end luxury shops. In between are a wide variety of restaurants at every price-point.
In addition to the section of Route 9 that forms the border of the Golden Triangle described above, Route 9 extends through Framingham with a large number shopping, dining, and other services serving local and regional customers. This includes hubs of activity at Framingham Centre and the Technology Park area at Mass Pike Exit 12.
Visual and Performing Arts
Arts and culture flourish in Framingham and an abundance of entertainment venues are located throughout the town. The IMAX theater, AMC movie complex, Amazing Things Art Center, and Nevins Hall at the Historic Memorial Building just begin to identify the diversity of experiences offered. Framingham also plays host to a number of regional cultural institutions including the Danforth Museum of Art, the Mazmanian Art Gallery, Garden in the Woods, and the Framingham History Center.
For more things to do, view the Framingham Calendar of Events.
Danforth Museum of Art - Focusing on American art from 18th century to present day, the Danforth Museum of Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism. Our compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of over 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. Our mission strongly supports education: the 400 yearly studio art courses offered in the Museum School, family workshops, and artist lectures offer Museum members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.
Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University
Fountain Street Studios located just outside downtown, the Fountain Street Studios is a vibrant artists community that holds frequent strolls and open houses that allow you to come visit and watch the artists at work.
Saxonville Studios, located in the Saxonville area of Framingham, this small but diverse group of artists has been active for more than 20 years.