Creative Placemaking

A partnership between The Natick Center Cultural District, the Town of Natick, MA, and Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), our ongoing Creative Placemaking program is designed to make Natick Center more navigable and welcoming to visitors by improving the number, breadth, and quality of arts and cultural experiences in public places within the area.

Recent Projects

Growing an Unconventional Garden

November 10, 2020

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…

Love 01760

November 3, 2020

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.

We The People Mosaic

September 1, 2020

Carol Krentzman of the Mosaic Art Institute of Natick has installed her newest work on Court St. in Natick Center entitled “We The People.” People of every age will be inspired when they see the new colorful installation and read the words on it such as kindness, love, peace, hope, and happiness. During the dedication,…

Welcoming the “Fishwalker”

October 23, 2019

Artist: Jason Cheeseman-Meyer
Location: Adams Street

Tunnel of Love

June 20, 2019

In June we dedicated “The Tunnel of Love, a public art installation that was on display through the summer. Organizers of the innovative public art initiative were Denise Girardin, Fran Weiss, Karen Perkins and Jeff Olsen. The organizer’s hope is to bring a smile to the faces and joy to the heart of everyone that…

For the Love of Natick 2018

November 3, 2018

In November 2018, the Natick Center Cultural District, Town of Natick, and Metropolitan Area Planning Council displayed eight temporary art and design projects in Natick Center. The selected projects demonstrated the potential for arts and culture to transform Natick Center, activating public spaces, making it easier to travel around the center, and making the area…