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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Amazing Things Arts Center

160 Hollis St, Framingham MA 01702
508-405-ARTS (2787)

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.

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AMC Theaters

22 Flutie Pass, Framingham, MA 01701
1-888-AMC-4FUN

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Arts Wayland

P.O. Box 272, Wayland, 01778
774-421-9211

Arts Wayland welcomes beginners, experienced artists, and supporters of the arts from Wayland and surrounding communities.

Ashland Cultural Council

Ashland Town Hall, 101 Main St., Ashland 01721
508-881-0100

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.

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Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN)

14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760
508-647-0097

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.

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Centre Music House

18 Main Street, Framingham 01702
508-875-0909

A local family-owned and operated music studio and store serving Framingham and the MetroWest area for over 40 years.  Specializing in private lessons for all ages. We provide an interactive and creative learning environment that is comfortable, fun, and professional.

 

Collings Foundation

137 Barton Road, Stow 01775
978-562-9182

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

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Colores Kids

12 Walnut Street, Natick 01760
508-647-0700

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.

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Concord Art Association

37 Lexington Road, Concord 01742
978-369-2578

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.

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Concord Museum

Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
978-369-9763

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.

 

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Danforth Art

123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702-8291
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.

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deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA
781-259-8355

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.

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Discovery Museums

177 Main Street Acton 01720
978-264-4200

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.

Enter Stage Left Theater

98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
508-435-2114

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.

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Five Crows Gallery & Handcrafted Gifts

41 Main Street, Natick 01760
508-653-2526

We offer handcrafted gifts from over 150 local, regional and national artists. Custom orders are available and we offer free gift wrapping! We hope you will stop by during your visit to historic Natick Center.