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The Front Door Framingham Project seeks to establish a new identity for this historically cutting edge business district that invites visitors, commuters and travelers to spend time in our multi-cultural, creative downtown.

Our Gateway Bica Mural is located in the heart of Downtown Framingham!

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Renowned local artist, Sorin Bica has a studio in the famous Bancroft Building, home of the Fountain Street Studios and Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery. Bica is a rising star in Boston’s SoWa Arts District with a studio at 450 Harrison, as well.

FDR commissioned Bica in 2013 to paint a contemporary art mural spanning the brick wall of a privately owned building that flanks the commuter rail tracks intersecting the crossroads of Routes 126 and  135. This intersection is traveled by 8,800 riders on the Boston T commuter rail and 27,000  vehicles daily. Bica’s artwork creates a distinct gateway for Downtown Framingham, home of  the largest population of artists and creatives  this side of Boston. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  

Other generous supporters include the First Baptist Church of Framingham, the Framingham Rotary, Impact Framingham, Jack's Abby Brewing Company, MAPA Translation, In Memory of Deborah D. Blumer Fund, the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), the Lions Club, Framingham State University -- and a long list of wonderful individuals who opened their pockets for the Front Door Framingham Gateway Mural Project. 

On behalf of Framingham Downtown Renaissance and the many artists and creatives of Framingham, a great big thank you to all!