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Arts & Culture

There's always something happening in Worcester, the creative city! Music and theater flourish at Mechanics Hall and the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. Museums including the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Historical Museum and EcoTarium regularly schedule special exhibitions and present a variety of fun and educational programs for all ages. Edgy galleries including  ARTSWorcester and Worcester Windows feature work by both new and established artists.

So whether you're looking for performing arts or visual arts, cultures past or present, you're sure to find them in Worcester. Get creative!

Click here for downloadable flyer of festive, fun holiday happenings throughout the winter!

Worcester Pop up

The Worcester Cultural Coalition and City of Worcester's Cultural Development office, in partnership with Bay State Savings Bank and the Worcester Business Development Corporation are working with a group of creative artists and entrepreneurs including, Revolution Institute and Technocopia,  to create Worcester Popup The intention is to bring creativity to life through rotating art exhibitions, brilliant performances, music, good food, arts and 3D printing, and inspiring hands on activity. We are inviting a selection of artists and entrepreneurs to help us pop up - and share your art, sell your delicious locavore food, host a creative workshop or present a wild staged reading or concert. Let your creativity shine! Learn more here.


#Shop WOO

Take the pledge to shop local, not just for the holidays but everyday! Shop local, shop WOO! Make the pledge at a myriad of area creative businesses and shops, and be rewarded when you do! Click here for details.


The City of Worcester is one of just three communities in the United States selected to share a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant  to study and measure the links between arts-based learning, best corporate practices, STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) innovation and economic competitiveness. Read more

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