Visual Arts

Looking good! Exhibits, galleries, cinemas, artists’ collectives, and paint-your-own venues.

6 Bridges Gallery

6 Bridges Gallery

77 Main Street Maynard 01754  

978-897-3825

60 Nobscot Gallery and Showroom

60 Nobscot Gallery and Showroom

60 Nobscot Road, Sudbury 01776

948-440-8066 

Art and Frame Emporium

Art and Frame Emporium

18 Lyman Street, Westborough 01581
508-366-5650  

Arts Wayland Studio at Community Arts

Arts Wayland Studio at Community Arts

107 Concord Rd, Wayland, MA 01778

774-421-9211  

We welcome beginners, experienced artists, and supporters of the arts from Wayland and surrounding communities. 


 

 

 

ArtsSpace Downtown Gallery

ArtsSpace Downtown Gallery

77 Main Street, Maynard 01754

978-897-3825  

ArtsSpace Maynard

ArtsSpace Maynard

63 Summer Street, Maynard 01754

978-897-9828  

Blue Sky Studios

Blue Sky Studios

43 Broad Street, Suite B307, Hudson 01749

508-357-8855  

Concord Art Association

Concord Art Association

37 Lexington Road, Concord 01742

978-369-2578  

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. 

Damianos Photography & Publishing

Damianos Photography & Publishing

The Saxonville Mills, 1630 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01701

508-872-4880  

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. 

Danforth Art Museum\School

Danforth Art Museum\School

14 Vernon Street, Jonathan Maynard Building, Framingham 01701
508-620-0050  

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.


DZian Gallery

DZian Gallery

1245 Worcester Street (Natick Mall), Natick 01760

508-655-6522  

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.

Fine Arts Theatre Place

Fine Arts Theatre Place

19 Summer Street, Maynard  01754

978-298-5626   

Fountain Street Fine Art

Fountain Street Fine Art

59 Fountain Street, Framingham 01702
508-879-4200  

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.

Fountain Street Studios

Fountain Street Studios

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.

Franklin Art Association

Franklin Art Association

279 East Central Street, PMB#289,  Franklin 02038 
 
Established in 1971, the Franklin Art Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fine art painting, and photography.  We provide ongoing educational programs with demonstrations, workshops and exhibit opportunities.
 
 
Franklin Art Center

Franklin Art Center

391 East Central, Franklin 02038

508-887-2797 

Full Circle Arts

Full Circle Arts

9 Middlesex Avenue, Natick 01760

276 Turnpike Road, Westborough 01581

508-745-3732  

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.

Gallery Seven

Gallery Seven

7 Nason Street, Maynard  01754

978-897-9777

Holliston Mill Artists

Holliston Mill Artists

24 Water Street, Holliston 01746

508-395-5692  

I Sculpt U

I Sculpt U

14 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749

978-763-3201

Jordan's Imax

Jordan's Imax

1 Underprice Way (Route 9), Natick 01760

Jorie Designs

Jorie Designs

79 Fountain Street, Framingham 01701

 

Mad Hatter Gallery

Mad Hatter Gallery

406 Lincoln Street, Marlborough 01752

 

Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University

Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University

McCarthy Center, 100 State Street, Framingham 01702

508-620-1220  

Mendon Twin Drive-In

Mendon Twin Drive-In

35 Milford Street, Mendon 01756  

508-473-1092 

Mosaics Art Center

Mosaics Art Center

360 Woodland Street, Holliston 01721

508-612-4183

New Art Center

New Art Center

61 Washington Street, Newton 02460

617-964-3424  

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.

Paint Misbehavin'

Paint Misbehavin'

312 Main Street, Hudson 01749

978-618-0794 

Paint N' Pour

Paint N' Pour

55 Main Street, Maynard 01754

781-373-5042  

Palettes

Palettes

29 Main Street, Natick 01760

508-314-1695  

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.

Paradise City Arts Festival

Paradise City Arts Festival

Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough 01758

800-511-9725 

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.

Post Road Arts Center

Post Road Arts Center

1 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough 01752

508-485-2580  

Saxonville Studios Inc.

Saxonville Studios Inc.

1602 Concord Street, Framingham 01701

508-877-4730  

Spaightwood Gallery

Spaightwood Gallery

120 Main Street, Upton 01568 
 
508-529-2511 
 
We are the largest gallery in New England, featuring 9000 works, mostly on paper, including original prints from the late fifteenth century to the present by old, modern, and contemporary masters.
Sudbury Art Association

Sudbury Art Association

P.O Box 192, Sudbury 01776 

Upper Classes Art School

Upper Classes Art School

2 Central Street, Framingham 01701

508-596-7063 

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

12 Highland Street, Natick 01760

508-650-5020

Exciting performances in dance, theatre, and music, open to the public and suitable for all ages.

Wayland Art Center

Wayland Art Center

14 East Plain Street, Wayland 01778

508-653-8251

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.

Higher Education

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

Recreation
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.

Performing Arts

Amazing Things Arts Center

Performing Arts Center of MetroWest

 

Visual Arts 
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 Fine Arts is an artist-run, membership based gallery housed in the century old Bancroft Building in Framingham.  Also check out their blog: http://www.fsfaboston.com/growingagallery/ .

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.