Arts Service Organizations
38 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed: Closed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12:00 PM-8:00 AM
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
A sculptor displaying art for the very first time in public, a photographer hoping for inclusion in a juried exhibit, and a more established painter embarking on a solo exhibit, all find value in exhibiting at ArtsWorcester. The breadth of our membership pays artistic dividends. ArtsWorcester is known for its solo, small group, and juried exhibits of excellent local art. But we also produce three to four open-member exhibits each year, group shows in which every artist member is entitled to include an artwork. These open exhibits, unpredictable in content and size, showcase new talent, diverse approaches, and striking juxtapositions of media, theme, and form. Artists at all levels of their career come to these openings, celebrate their colleagues, welcome newcomers, and take inspiration from what others are making.
For audiences and collectors, ArtsWorcester provides a unique public good. Our gallery exhibits and openings have always been free and open to all. The wide range of prices set by our artists means that owning original works of art is within reach of most budgets. As access to art becomes more difficult to afford and maintain, we serve an increasingly important role to those who value it. Outside of our democratic virtues, we are a joyous and creative place.
To a city with deep historical roots, ArtsWorcester now contributes its own traditions. The annual College Show marks its eleventh anniversary this year, and the Biennial has run uninterrupted for three decades. We are proud to be part of Worcesters diverse arts community.
Visit, join, or just ask about the artists at work in this region. You are welcome here.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Jul 15, "Dresses: Fight or Flight" by Alicia Dwyer
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Jun 27, "Just Desserts" by Leslie Graff at Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Jun 2, The Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Saturdays, through Jun 3, Exhibition: From Our Studios
Saturday, May 27, Glassblowing Apothecary Jars at New Street Glass Studio
Saturdays, May 27 - Jun 10, Bonsai: From Pots to Plants
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!
Saturday, May 27, Yoga in the Park and Fitness Fun: Bootcamp at Worcester Common Oval
Thursday, Jun 1, Let's Dance-Salsa Night at Worcester Common Oval
Fridays, Jun 2 - Sep 29, Friday Farmers Market at Worcester Common Oval