May 2017
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May News in the Natick Center Cultural District
The days are longer, the sun is brighter and we have more events in the Cultural District to celebrate. In May we start with the "Check It Out" juried art show, June sees the return of Natick Nights and July will see more electrical boxes transformed. Other events include the TEDX Natick Salon, ArtWalk, music at the market and more.

The May highlights in the district are below. For a complete list of cultural events and updates please visit
natickcenter.org.
  Photo by Virginia Fitzgerald
"Check It Out" Juried Show
May  1-18th
"Check It Out"
Juried Art Show

On May 1st, Natick Artists Open Studios will be hosting it's first annual CHECK IT OUT, juried art show!

Artists who live in or have a studio in Natick are welcome to submit for this new art event taking place May 1 thru May 18th at the Morse Institute Library. Jurying will be done by Jessica Roscio, head curator of Danforth Art.

A reception will be held from 2-4 pm at the Lebowitz Hall on Sunday, May 7thPlease visit  Art Natick  for more information. 
Natick Cultural Council
Awards Ceremony
Please join the Natick Cultural Council for a celebration honoring the 2017 cultural council award recipients in honor of their cultural and arts contributions to the Natick community on May 17th at 6:30pm.

Enjoy entertainment and presentations and refreshments in the newly opened theater space at TCAN (The Center for Arts in Natick). Individuals and families are most welcome.  Please email natickculturalcouncil@gmail.com to let them know that you will be attending. To see the work the work they've done please visit: https://www.mass-culture.org/Natick.

Natick Cultural Council Awards Ceremony May 17th at
6:30 pm  at TCAN

  TEDxNatick Salon - May 31st at 6:30 pm

TEDxNatick Salon

We are excited to announce the first TEDxNatick Salon!

This informal event is a chance for you to spend time with some of your favorite TEDxNatick speakers.
The Salon will be held in the beautiful, newly renovated theater at TCAN (The Center for Arts in Natick) on  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:30 pm .  

There will be plenty of opportunities to chat with our speakers one-on-one as well as a bit more structured Q&A format.  Come enjoy complimentary appetizers and dessert while you share ideas and stories with TEDxNatick community members.  There will be a cash bar.  Tickets are $15 per person. You can purchase tickets by clicking here: TEDxNatick Salon Tickets

Natick Nights in July &
Electrical Box Painting

Natick Nights will be here again on Thursday's in June & July throughout the downtown from 5-8 pm, beginning June 1st! It's a great time to find all the fine stores and gems in Natick Center as we'll have musicians, entertainment, dining and merchant specials throughout the evening. June 1st will be "Vintage Night" complete with vintage cars and other exciting events, so come down to see what it's all about!

Natick is getting even more fabulous with 3 more electrical boxes getting a makeover this spring!

The Pubic Art Committee, a part of the Natick Center Cultural District, has chosen three designs that will add a smile to your day and new energetic artwork in town. Keep an eye out for artist Christina Taylor's 
whimsical 
robot artwork on the Pond St. boxes (on the sidewalk near the parking lot). Sasha Kutnetsova's painting will be a salute to Natick's lasting patriotism on the Moran Park (MBTA Train Station) box and Neil Collins' painting on the site of the former Harwood Baseball Factory box will be a nod to the historic baseball factory heyday.

Pond St. 
Artist, Christina Taylor
Moran Park
Artist, Sasha Kutnetsova
12 Walnut St. - former Harwood Baseball Factory
Artist, Neil Collins
  ArtWalk

Natick Center Cultural District's ArtWalk is celebrating its 10th season!  More than 74 artists will be stationed outside local businesses and studios in Natick Center to share their work with the public during ArtWalk on Thursday, July 20th from 5:00 to 8:30 pm, or until dusk. Natick Center Restaurant Week also begins on July 16 and runs through July 22 with local restaurants offering specials. 

This FREE event in the Natick Center Cultural District is a chance to enjoy the lively, family friendly atmosphere and a wide variety of arts festivities. This event is rain or shine.

Proudly sponsored by MutualOne Bank and by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Natick Farmers Market
Every week it's something new at the Natick Farmers Market located at the Common Street Spiritual Center from 9-1 pm on Saturday. Fresh produce, donuts, meat, cheese, great vendors, one-of-a-kind crafts and entertainment weekly, it's not to be missed.

On May 13th the Farmer Market will move from the Spiritual Center to the Natick Common with more vendors, without taking a break!

Please visit natickfarmersmarket.com for more info. and a list of vendors. Photo courtesy of Kat Abbey Photography.

Natick Center Cultural District
20 Main St., Suite 208
  natickcenter.org
  Natick, MA  01760  -  508-650-8848
Please check out our Events Calendar at our website for information on Natick Center activities and information! Also visit the business directory for downtown information on local merchants, art classes,
organizations and much more!