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NCCD Announces 2021 Artist in Residence

Natick Center Cultural District is pleased to announce its new Artist in Residence for 2021 – emerging, local artist, Amy Adams. Amy will create opportunities for community engagement around the themes of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through her art. We are thrilled to have her on board and look forward to collaborating with her on her projects.Artist Statement – “When I create…

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Natick Receives a Businesses Marketing Technical Assistant Grant

Town of Ashland and Cities of Framingham and Natick receive a $250,000 Business Marketing Technical Assistance Grant from the MA Office of Business Development Ashland, MA (April 15, 2021) – The Massachusetts Office of Business Development presents the communities Ashland, Framingham, and Natick a $250,000 Business Marketing Technical Assistance Grant, funding a new program helping…

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Alania Pinto Visits Natick!

She swept into Natick Center visiting the Natick Outdoor Store, 5 Crows Gallery, and Handcrafted Gifts, Studio @ 3 Adams, the Natick Organic Farm, and Lookout Farm! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsp3HERnahg#natickcenter #shopnatickcenter

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Welcome The Elder-Well Adult Day Program

The Elder-Well Adult Day Program, a new social model adult day franchise program, recently commemorated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Representatives from the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, Natick Center Cultural District, and Elder-Well were present. Elder-Well’s daily services include group and individual therapeutic and educational activities; health and wellness monitoring; community outings and…

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Growing an Unconventional Garden

Natick resident, business-owner and artist, Ginger McEachern’s new public art project – The UnconVENTional Garden, was formally unveiled on Saturday, November 7th at Adams Street, Natick. Ginger transformed an unsightly vent on the side of the Fair & Yeager Insurance Agency building into beautiful art that not only complements existing art like The Butterfly installation…

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Call For Artists 2020

FOR THE LOVE OF NATICK: CREATIVE PLACEMAKING CALL FOR CREATIVES 2020 Natick Center Cultural District and the Public Art Committee seek proposals for Traffic Calming Public Art (TCPA) projects at the intersection of Rt. 27 and Rt. 135 for $1,000 – $1,700 stipends. Application deadline January 15, 2021Projects may include street paintings and murals that…

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Natick Businesses featured in Boston Globe Holiday Gift Guide

Congratulations to Five Crows Gallery and Handcrafted Gifts and to Lemon Tree Goods for being featured in Boston Globe Holiday Gift Guide! Stop by Five Crows Gallery and Handcrafted Gifts to see the featured mittens by Artist Donna Maxwell and all their beautiful handmade items. Visit Lemon Tree Goods online store or their showroom in…

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Love 01760

LOVE 01760 is a community-wide public art project conceived by members of the Natick Center Cultural District, SPARK Kindness, local artists, businesses, and organizations to help connect us while we all continue to practice responsible social distancing.

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2nd Round of the CDBG-CV Microenterprise Grant – OPEN!

Round 2 of the CDBG-CV Microenterprise Grants are now open! You may be wondering how it differs from the 1st round? You may now include your 2020 projected total household income to determine LMI and not just 2019.   1) Your business MUST employ FIVE or fewer people, including all owners. Part time and full time staff count the…

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“We The People”

View the making of Artist, Carol Krentzman’s mosaic on Court St. This 13 minute documentary about the “We the People” mosaic project that was installed in Natick Center in June 2020. View Video HERE. The mini-doc was created by the amazing Don Porter. It covers the process of making “We the People” from the beginning…

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