Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday Nights With Some Of Our Artists

The Fountain Street Studios, one of Framingham's two major artist communities (the other being Saxonville Studios), brings a little bit of a Boston or New York art scene flair to our town with its Fountain Street 2nd Friday Strolls.

Held once a month from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., these strolls offer a more regular opportunity than annual open studios to mingle, sip, and nosh with your neighbors and local artists. The century-old Bancroft building, at 59 Fountain Street on the south side, a legacy of Framingham's industrial past, houses the eclectic community of artists in a setting that definitely is a window into the town's urban aspects. Like similar buildings in large cities, the large floor space has been segmented into numerous artist studios, each made unique by the artists' own individual decorating and artistic styles.

Most participating artists put out a bottle of wine or two as well as other drinks and snacks, so you can enjoy a happy hour of sorts after the long work week while admiring the art works and chatting up their creators.

See you there on the next second Friday of the month!