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Arts Service Organizations

38 Franklin Street

38 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed: Closed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12:00 PM-8:00 AM

Apple Tree Arts

P.O. Box 75, Grafton, MA 01519, 508-839-4286


660 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610, 508-755-5142
Sun, Mon: Closed, Tue: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Sat: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Established in 1979, ArtsWorcester exhibits the works of new and established artists, offers professional development for members, and cultivates audiences and collectors. We contemporary local art through free gallery exhibits and openings.
Through Tuesday, Mar 22, "Goodnight Worcester, Revisited" watercolors by Jackie Penny at Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
Through Thursday, Jul 28, "Character Education" artwork by Robb Sandagata at GArtH - Gallery of Art at the Hadley
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Feb 26, ArtsWorcester 12th Annual College Show

Audio Journal

799 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606, 508-797-1117
Sun: Closed, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sat: Closed
The Audio Journal is Central Massachusetts' radio reading service for the blind and print handicapped. Our mission is to provide information, education and entertainment to those who, for any reason, are unable to read the printed page. The service broadcasts seventeen hours a day, seven days a week. Local and antional newspapers and magazines, plus special interest programs are read by over 130 volunteers.

Gallery of African Art

62 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510, 978-265-4345, 978-598-5000x12
Sun: Closed, Mon, Tue, Wed: 10:00 AM-5:30 PM, Thu: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Fri: 10:00 AM-5:30 PM, Sat: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
The Gallery of African Art is primarily a museum with an educational display of a unique, private collection representative of various regions, tribes and traditions of the African continent. The gallery encompasses a diverse collection of more than 600 African tribal masks, figures, sculpture and artifacts crafted in stone, wood, clay and bronze, spanning 32 tribes, including Dogon, Baule, and Bamana art.

Like African art in general, Lanktons collection emphasizes the human figure, visual abstraction, sculpture and the representative accouterments of ceremonial performance art.

For now, access to the Gallery is located at the back of the Sunrise Boutique located in Clinton's buzzing commercial district at 62 High St.

Stanley Kunitz House

4 Woodford Street, Worcester, MA 01604
A private dwelling. The restored childhood home of Worcester-born U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kuntiz. It is only open to the public a few times a year.

VSA Massachusetts

2 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617-350-7713, 617-350-6836 (TTY)
Very Special Arts of Massachusetts creates opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in the cultural life of our communities through education and cultural access programs. VSAM's Education programs advocate the use of the arts from preschool through high school to support curricula and encourage the inclusion of students of all abilities and learning styles. Cultural
access programs promote physical and programmatic access to museums, concert halls, historic sites, sports arenas, parks movie theatres, and other cultural venues.

Worcester Artist Group

50 Lagrange Street, Worcester, MA 01605, 508-769-7723
The Worcester Artist Group was founded in 1987 and is housed in the Village Arts. The Worcester Artist Group promotes visual and performance arts throughout the greater Worcester area.

Worcester Center for Crafts

25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA 01605, 508-753-8183
Sun: Closed, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
The Worcester Center for Crafts is a unique destination providing the largest regional visual arts gallery, a gallery gift store, and studios for contemporary American craft education.

The George and Anna Krikorian Gallery is over 2,200 square feet. It's mission is to exhibit prominent visual artists from around the United States, to educate and enrich the public about the nature crafts and craftmanship, and to encourage the use of hand made objects in daily life.

The Center for Crafts also hosts a number of events each year including the Annual Festival of Crafts over Thanksgiving weekend and the Annual Pottery Invitational Show and Sale every April.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, through Feb 22, Exhibition: Culinary Imaginings: Donna Dufault
Through Wednesday, Mar 16, Exhibition: Bandits and Heros
Friday, Feb 12, Glassblowing Jellyfish Paperweights at New Street Glass Studio

Worcester Cultural Coalition

44 Front Street, Worcester, MA 01608, 508-799-1400
Music and theater flourish at Mechanics Hall, Performing Arts School of Worcester, and Foothills Theatre. Museums including the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Historical Museum and Higgins Armory Museum regularly schedule special exhibitions and present a variety of fun and educational programs for all ages. And galleries such as the Worcester Artists Group, Worcester Center for Crafts, and ARTSWorcester 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!

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