Arts and Culture
49 Lexington Street
The main branch of the Framingham Library is located in the heart of Downtown Framingham, and is the local resource for notably prolific library services. Amenities include children's entertainment, historic and artistic lectures, musical programs and cultural events that are offered free to the public and appeal to folks of all ages. More than 11,000 children and 5,500 adults attend programs annually.
123 Union Avenue
Established as a grass roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, Danforth Art has grown to become a vital cultural resource, with its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in its school, and a variety of community outreach programs.
140 Pearl Street
PAC is a nonprofit, community arts and educational space with programs and instructors that provide high-quality coaching in music, theater and dance. Home to the PAC Family Players, Framingham Community Theater and Moving West Repertory Dance Theatre, the Center offers individual instruction in musical instruments, voice and acting classes – as well as workshops in music, theatre, and dance and theatre performance opportunities for children, teens and adults.
59 Fountain Street
Founded by artists Cheryl Clinton and Marie Craig in 2011, Fountain Street Fine Art is an artist-run membership-based gallery that exhibits contemporary work by emerging and mid-career artists. Since opening in the base level of the Bancroft Building, the Gallery highlights solo shows, collaborative projects and group shows.
59 Fountain Street
FSS is a thriving community of more than six dozen artists, crafters and photographers that shares space in the infamous Bancroft Building, a refurbished factory located on Fountain Street. Twice a year, artists open their studios to the public. The rest of the year, visits are by appointment.
160 Hollis Street
(508) 405-ARTS (2787)
The former brick fire station houses a nonprofit venue that offers jazz, classical, folk, cabaret, world music, and rock performances. The second floor accommodates an art and photography gallery that features exhibits, indie film nights, theatre, spoken word, and children’s and youth programs. The Center showcases nationally known performers, and provides diverse, often star-studded opportunities for local artists as well.