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Free Community Arts Festival at Framingham State’s Danforth Museum and School of Art

Free Community Arts Festival at Framingham State’s Danforth Museum and School of Art

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University’s Danforth Museum and School of Art is hosting a free community event on Saturday, July 20pearl“Excite Art!” event

Join awesome make-and-take art events, watch master artist demonstrations, enjoy a museum treasure hunt, and help create a collaborative work of art. Meet and hear from the artists represented in the Danforth’s 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition. The event will feature a DJ, art events, food trucks, and more. It’s free and open to the entire community.

“This is the first time we’ve done this event, but we hope it becomes an annual celebration,” says Katherine Tako-Girard, Danforth’s Director of Learning and Engagement. “This is really about reaching out to our local community. We’re still hearing from people who didn’t realize Danforth was still open or haven’t visited our beautiful new facility.”

Highlights include:

Make and Take:

There will be a variety of fun make-and-take activities, including watercolors, comic book illustrations, and bracelet making. There will also be an open studio where you can try your hand at painting on an easel!

Community Art Project:

Join our Community Art Project all day! Create unique, moving art pieces by drawing patterns on acrylic rectangles and hanging them on rings in our backyard. The final piece will be displayed in the Danforth Lobby!

Artist Mini Talks:

Meet and hear from the artists represented in the Danforth’s 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition. They will talk about what inspires their work, process, and practice. We hope you’ll stop by and meet, learn, and interact with some great local artists!

Artist Shows:

Join our talented art instructors and watch their artistic process unfold. They will demonstrate how they create beautiful works of art in their chosen medium.

Food truck:

Enjoy delicious food and treats! Local food trucks will be in the parking lot behind the museum all day long!

Performances:

Join us for special performances in our school studios and in the museum gallery area! Plus, there will be festive music by DJ Mortimer in the backyard throughout the event!

The Danforth is located at 14 Vernon Street off Framingham Center Green. For more information, visit: https://danforth.framingham.edu/hype_the_arts/