Arts & Culture
In MetroWest we keep one foot in the past while we move forward. That’s because the centuries-old culture of creativity is our foundation for future innovation. Here, arts and culture enthusiasts preserve the oldest New England venues while enjoying the most modern performance facilities. Historic homes dating to the Salem witch trials are within blocks of the Space-Age McAuliffe Challenger Center. Botanic gardens feature the oldest species of native plants; concert halls showcase the newest musicians.
Art and artifacts are our treasures: from sculpture to stamps, from dance to a museum called Discovery, fromwatercolor classes to World War II’srarest memorabilia, from re-enactors to recycled objects d’art.
Plan a trip in Metrowest and put our past in your future.
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160 Hollis St, Framingham MA 01702
In its remodeled classic brick firehouse, Amazing Things presents the best in music (jazz, classical, folk, show), the visual arts (sculpture, painting, and other media), and theater (comedy, musicals, drama), all with intimate seating.
22 Flutie Pass, Framingham, MA 01701
Ashland Town Hall, 101 Main St., Ashland 01721
The mission of the Ashland Cultural Council is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Ashland residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our community. The Ashland Cultural Council distributes MCC grants funds to arts, humanities, and interpretive science projects in our town.
14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760
TCAN is one of the best-loved concert venues in Metrowest, where national acts like Peter Wolf, Joan Osborne, Paula Poundstone, Tom Rush, Shawn Colvin or The Smithereens perform on any given weekend. A busy calendar of community events includes theatre productions, family concerts, open mike nights, teen “all-ages” shows and arts education programs.
137 Barton Road, Stow 01775
Offers three major living history events annually, utilizing their collection
of 75 vintage automobiles, military vehicles, race cars, aircraft and
the world’s largest collection of WWII tanks.
Tours and events May 1-October 1
12 Walnut Street, Natick 01760
A fun arts & crafts studio where kids of all ages can be creative. Walk in with your kids to paint ceramic, plaster figures, wood pieces or canvas. Also offering birthday parties, kids workshops, movie nights, or enjoy Mother’s Night Out.
37 Lexington Road, Concord 01742
Where art is for everyone! Concord Arts’ winter/spring 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.
Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
Exploring historic Concord? A visit to the Concord Museum provides an inspiring gateway to this famous town. Treasures include the 1775 Revere lantern, Thoreau’s Walden desk and Emerson’s Study. Enjoy engaging, self-touring history galleries, family-friendly activities, and distinctive special exhibitions.
123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702-8291
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.
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA
Encompassing 30 acres, deCordova is the largest park of its kind in New England. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works. Inside, the museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions.
177 Main Street Acton 01720
Our unique campus in Acton features two great museums (Children’s Discovery Museum and Science Discovery Museum) with hands-on exhibits that children of all ages can enjoy.
98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Enter Stage Left Theater is a non-profit, full-service community performing arts organization dedicated to promoting quality performing arts in the community by: Nurturing the individual collective creative spirit; providing musical and theatrical opportunities for performers, technicians, administrators and audiences of all ages; providing a full range of educational programming and addressing all aspects of live production.
41 Main Street, Natick MA 01760
A locally owned gallery and gift shop,offering handcrafted items from more than 150 artists. They offer a truly unique shopping experience in the Natick Center Cultural District.
59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery showcases contemporary paintings and sculpture by some of the region’s best emerging and mid-career artists. Exhibitions change monthly, and include solo, two-person and group shows. The Gallery is a resource for both individual and corporate art collectors.
59 Fountain Street, Framingham 01702
A thriving artists’ community located in the historic Bancroft Building. What began in 1996, when four artists shared the building with a multitude of businesses, has now grown to include over 70 working artists. Visit our website for dates of next Open Studios – December 2014 & April 2015. Www.fountainstreetstudios.com