January 8, 2005

Arts Center Coming to Saxonville?

Amazing Things Art Center is planning a move to the Saxonville section of Framingham. Their current plans call for renting and renovating the old Saxonville Cleaner store in the Pinefield Shopping Center.

If this comes to pass, it's nice news indeed, and would certainly soften the blow of losing the neighborhood's premier art gallery, Artana, last year.

Amazing Things describes itself as a newly formed (last year) organization "established to provide a venue for visual and performing artists and to nurture a community of artists, arts supporters and arts appreciators in MetroWest Boston." They sponsor music and other community events.

If the new library branch is approved, this could create a really nice neighborhood cultural center here in north Framingham.

Update: "Ten months after his ouster from The Center for Arts in Natick, Michael Moran has struck a deal to move his new Amazing Things Arts Center out of Natick and into the Pinefield Mall in Saxonville," the MetroWest Daily News reports today. "Now Amazing Things will focus on a capital campaign to pay for converting the stark storefront to a 90-seat performing arts venue."

1 comment:

  1. This is the best news for Saxonville in a long time! Look at what TCAN has done for
    Natick Center. Amazing Things will be a magnet for the area, and particularly liven
    it up after dark. The nearby restaurant owners will benefit as well. With the
    Saxonville Studios artists down the street, the new frame shop with its own small
    gallery also in the mill complex, as well as the branchlibrary (and potentially a
    new one coming) we'll have our own mini-arts district.