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: Ashland

The Town of Ashland bustles year ‘round, but spring is an especially energetic season as the town’s cultural and business initiatives roll out.  Although primarily residential, the town integrates small businesses as well as cutting-edge tech corporations into its community initiatives.

 

New England History

Centuries ago, Ashland was a stopping point on a major Indian trail which later became known as the Bay Path, connecting Cambridge and Connecticut. It was here that a community of Natick Indians was established as the Village of Magunkaquog in about 1659. The town is also known as the site of Henry Warren's invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Today, the high school’s teams are the Clockers.

 

Corner Spot

Indicative of the energetic business community emerging in this town, the Corner Spot was developed in early 2017--through individual donations—as a place for new businesses to debut for one to six weeks. Opening in June of 2017, this innovative example of community placemaking will offer a rotation of new enterprises, as well as a restful spot for simply hanging out.

 

Farmers Market

One of the region’s most robust farmers’ markets offers special themes—such as Dog Day --each Saturday morning (June 10-October 14) as well as live music, non-food vendors, and family activities in the park at 125 Front Street. On special weekends throughout the rest of the year, the Farmers Market pops up indoors to offer Pre-Thanksgiving and Mid-Winter Markets.

 

Special community events

Long a home to annual community events and festivals, such as Ashland Day in September, the town now offers more programming through Arts!Ashland Alliance. Through arts and culture programming, the group also works to cultivate the economic vitality of the community. Its signature event is the Dragon Fly Festival, held mid-August.  Other cultural offerings come from the Friends of the Ashland Library, which offers speakers and documentary film evenings.

 

Dining

Pockets of great cuisine are spread throughout this community of 18,000, including along Routes 126 and 135, as well as downtown sidestreets. The gourmet Oregon Club, a former speakeasy, is tucked among residences in east Ashland.  In downtown, Stone’s Public House (circa 1832) boasts a ghostly history and modern hearty pub fare. New Mexican and Asian eateries have debuted in recent years as well.

 

Recreation & Sports

To commemorate the site of the original Boston Marathon Start Line, Ashland now boasts Marathon Park., which is now the site of the start line of the semi-annual Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon favored by runners eager to experience a large portion of the Boston Marathon’s April route.

There’s plenty of recreation for those inclined to relax. The 470-acre Ashland State Park offers swimming, picnic areas, boating, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects Ashland to 34 other communities. The public schools’ new turf fields are the site of regional sports competitions.