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The district is home to over working artists and dozens of independently owned businesses, and events such as the yearly Natick Open Studios, the Art Walk, and historic walking tours knit together its many activities. And, just steps away from the Common, the world-renowned Walnut Hill School for the Arts brings artists from all over the world to Natick, and down to Main Street to perform in the heart of this wonderful little town. Description : Located on the Merrimack River, the Downtown Newburyport Cultural District is a charming, old-fashioned historical area offering an eclectic blend of arts, entertainment, dining, shopping, and cultural experiences.
Newburyport affords residents and visitors alike a taste of history with its Colonial-era architecture, as well as its contemporary art, along the boardwalk. Widely known as the birthplace of the U. Coast Guard, Newburyport is rich in maritime history, as anyone who has taken a walking tour along the Clipper Heritage Trail will tell you.
Craving more historical fare? Want to satisfy your thirst for local art? Mosey on down the street to the Newburyport Art Association where there are more than a few artists offering and showcasing their finest work. Want something totally different altogether? The Tannery Marketplace is the perfect locale for many unique and independently-owned gift stores, bakeries, bookstores, and The Actors Studio, a small, cozy theater.
A testament to the well-planned urban landscape in Newburyport, visitors can easily follow the district along Liberty Street with its many shops to State Street, the heart of the district. There awaits the fine dining, art galleries, and shopping that individuals from all over New England have come to know and love.
Description : North Adams is a community defined by reinvention and reemergence, with the nexus of this activity located in the North Adams Cultural District. Murals by local and international artists dapple downtown, and restaurants and retail -- from locally owned coffee shops and music stores to dog grooming and other services -- can be found on every downtown street, giving this post-industrial city a unique feel for visitors and residents alike.
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With its striking mill buildings, the smallest city in Massachusetts is home to the largest contemporary art museum in the country. The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts adds to downtown activity with its gallery space Gallery 51, exhibiting work from emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. MCLA's Design Lab offers multi-use educational, exhibition, and performance space, and the Downstreet Art Initiative brings public art, performances, events, pop-ups and family friendly activities to the district all summer long.
Reinvent and refresh your creative side in this cultural district! Description : Anchored by the Old Firehouse and Parish Park, the Orleans Village Center Cultural District is a walkable network of attractions starting with Theresa's Way and extending through a necklace of pocket parks, public spaces, greenbelts, and vistas. Maritime heritage meets modern hospitality, art galleries and boutiques line the pathways, and iconic shops are around every corner.
History lives on in Orleans -- in the Federated church dating to , militia encampments celebrating the Battle of Rock Harbor from the War of , and in 'pulling boats' re-enacting the Cape's first canal through Jeremiah's Gutter. Performing arts, entertainment, lifetime learning, and countless recreational opportunities beckon year-round at the Academy Playhouse and School.
Description : Northampton is a great town for walking. Strolling along Elm Street, shaded by burgeoning elms and maples past classic New England architecture, your steps lead you to the world class collection at the Smith Museum of Art. Further on, you find the historic Academy of Music, where Bogie holds court in the lobby and the latest in film, dance, theater and more are presented onstage.
Now you're at the upper end of Main Street, a wide boulevard offering a gauntlet of beguilement. You keep walking, heading down Main, and craft shop demands a bit of window shopping, and that gallery demands a thoughtful pause, and the aroma drifting out of that restaurant stops you in your tracks. You finally pass under the railroad bridge and bikeway, perhaps pay a visit to Historic Northampton, but you're out of the clutches of Main Street, headed toward the Three County Fairgrounds.
Maybe it's fair time, and you're wondering about a go on the Scrambler, or maybe it's time for the Paradise City Arts Festival and you're wandering through a maze of some of the finest crafts in America. Either way, take a look around and you see a highway in the distance, cars roaring along, and you think to yourself, "Those guys missed this exit.
As Plymouth approaches its th anniversary in , this district is preparing a diverse slate of events and programs for domestic and international visitors as this historic commemoration unfolds. History buffs will love Plymouth Bay Cultural District, which contains almost three dozen historical sites and attractions, such as Mayflower II, the full-scale reproduction of the ship that arrived with the Pilgrims in ; Pilgrim Hall Museum, the longest continuously operating public museum in the country; and the Plymouth Rock along Plymouth Harbor.
Enjoy live music? Looking for art? Check out Plymouth Center for the Arts, which hosts dozens of art classes and exhibitions year-round, or Golden Gull Studios. The Plymouth Bay Cultural District's shopping experience is diverse and extensive; sophisticated home goods, jewelry, and accessories at Setting the Space, refurbished antiques at Something For Your Dust, and locally-made cranberry wines at Plymouth Bay Winery. The Plymouth Bay Cultural District has several public parks and recreational areas, like Brewster Gardens and Pilgrim Memorial State Park, and the National Monument to the Forefathers park, all of which host various festivals and events throughout the year and are home to some of Plymouth's most visited statues and monuments, both old and new.
There are plenty of places to stay in the district, so plan a weekend visit and experience all that the Plymouth Bay Cultural District has to offer.
The cultural district tells how the cultural story of Provincetown began in , almost years ago, when the Mayflower Pilgrims first landed in the harbor, dropped anchor and signed the Mayflower Compact, the first democratic document of the new world, the impetus of the United States Constitution. The Cultural District boasts over 60 art galleries throughout the Town. Not only do the arts thrive, the town is often defined by art, performance and creativity. Surrounded by water, artists of every stripe are drawn to the mile creative zone by the special light and aura of free expression.
America's Oldest Continuous Art Colony was founded in , when, at all of 28 years old and fresh from schooling and roaming Europe, Charles Hawthorne opened the Cape Cod School of Art in Provincetown with an emphasis on open-air painting. The exceptional expressive possibilities of the town were not lost on student artists, and the school soon began to produce graduates who went on to extraordinary careers.
Tennessee Williams arrived to write and stage plays. Norman Mailer made his home in Provincetown. Artistic excellence is the hallmark of the Fine Arts Work Center, which awards fellowships to talented young artists and writers. The FAWC Fellows spread throughout the district for inspiration and can be seen any day practicing and executing their crafts.
Provincetown Cultural District is a place where art and culture is a defining feature of the community's DNA. Description : Creative minds from the past and present collide in Haverhill's Riverfront Cultural District. Murals painted by local artists adorn the sides of historic brick buildings famous for their elaborate Queen Anne style brickwork. Giant reproductions of 19th century shoes and a shoe-worker's memorial give a nod to Haverhill's shoe-making past, while showcasing the unique designs of local working artists and students.
Easily accessible by train, bus, car, or boat, the Riverfront Cultural District has something for everyone to enjoy. With such a large concentration of creative minds living and working in the district, you're sure to stumble upon a painting or music lesson, or even an impromptu theater performance in this welcoming art community. Haverhill's Riverfront Cultural District is alive and growing, with new shops and businesses cropping up at every turn and more and more visitors discovering all that Haverhill has to offer. Description : From the tip of Bearskin Neck and the iconic Motif 1, to Rockport Music's world-class Shalin Liu Performance Center with its stage overlooking the Atlantic, you'll have a once in a lifetime experience in Rockport.
Shop in more than 40 art galleries. Grab a cup of coffee while watching the waves. Find out why international visitors make this a regular destination. Rockport's district boasts over 40 individual artist galleries and studios, as well as cultural institutions like the Rockport Art Association, one of the oldest active art associations in the nation. Description : There's something special about the light here.
Find out why artists from around the world are drawn to one of America's first artist colonies: Gloucester's Rocky Neck. Stroll through artist galleries and studios nestled on this Cape Ann peninsula. Talk to the artists and watch them work. Grab lunch on the water overlooking a working fishing harbor. Rocky Neck is one of America's oldest art colonies, supporting an impressive number of year-round working artists.
The district is home to numerous galleries and restaurants as well as the critically acclaimed Gloucester Theatre Company.
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A dynamic new cultural and visitor center is also in the works. Description : Roxbury is the geographic center and the heart of Boston; the district -- its people, architecture, businesses, and cultural programming -- reflect Roxbury's unique multifaceted cultural heritage and Roxbury's importance in the past, present, and future of Boston. Roxbury holds fertile history that includes the First People, early English settlers, and the American Revolution.
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Once a neighborhood with a large Irish and growing Jewish population in the midth century, Roxbury is now known as the center of African American culture in Boston and New England. The Roxbury Cultural District has strong ties to jazz, as well as early leaders of the civil rights movement. Roxbury's rich cultural fabric has developed over time and the neighborhood reflects the diverse ways in which generations of residents have lived, worked, played, worshipped, and learned within the district.
Visit The First Church of Roxbury, a space in continuous use since English settlers built the first meetinghouse on the site in , and walk next door to the Roxbury Heritage State Park with a panoramic view of downtown Boston. Explore the Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury's oldest remaining landscape and an extraordinary outdoor museum on the site of the Boston Neck or Roxbury Neck, and then walk across the street for some food, drink, or spoken word at Haley House Bakery Cafe.
An enlightening experience awaits those who connect with this historically significant and culturally rich area. Within a two block radius of this Lincoln Square keystone a dozen historically significant cultural and civic buildings stand. These entities collectively host over community events annually. The District takes its name from the Salisbury family, whose history as merchants, entrepreneurs, gentlemen-farmers, founders and benefactors of arts, cultural and civic institutions in Worcester is unparalleled and dates back to With sidewalks, crosswalks, bicycle paths, lighting, ample shade trees, historic buildings and an attractive natural and built environment, the district is safely and pleasantly walkable.
Around every corner Worcester's vibrant past and visions for its creative future are revealed. Description : 30 miles south of Boston, the historic town of Scituate is a picturesque seaside community with its heart located in Scituate Harbor.