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: 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.
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.
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.
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.