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Posted on: May 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Expanded Art Installations for Central Street

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Wellesley's storefront project is expanding!

A collaboration between the Town, the community organization Art Wellesley, and local landlords, the storefront project is bringing the visual arts to Wellesley Square. Work by individual artists, art groups, and other cultural organizations are installed and displayed in vacant store fronts in an effort to help beautify and revitalize our commercial areas. 

ArtWellesley popup_Purdy.ONeil.MeganThe first window displays were installed in late March. The project continues this month with a new pop-up art show at 90 Central Street that opened on May 1, and art installations in other store windows on Central Street and Church Street displaying work by Wellesley College students and other artists.

View the art in these locations: 

  • 90 Central Street Pop-up Show - OPEN weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. 
    • Featuring work by Wellesley Women Artisans including Julia Blake, Elizabeth Cohen, Carolyn Mackin, Julia Purdy, Laurel Landers, Carrie Meagan, Annie Newman, Lala O’Neil, Laura Robert, Jenny Schneider, Chelsea Sebastian, and Julie Vari.
    • John Saunders_Veterans DisplayThe Wellesley Celebrations Committee Memorial Day exhibit, "John Saunders, Wellesley Patriot"  featuring Veterans photos by Beth Shedd and Wellesley historical monument photos by JoAnn Jones.
  • 97, 98 and 99 Central Street 
    • Featuring work by Wellesley College students taking classes with Daniela Rivera, Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities, Associate Professor of Art; and Phyllis McGibbon, Elizabeth Christy Kopf Professor of Art.
  • 8 Church Street 
    • Featuring work by Wellesley Society of Artists and non-affiliated artists, including Kristin Conant, Mira Shind, Libby Silvia, and Gina Sullivan.

Participating landlords include Linear Retail, Edens, The Bulfinch Companies, Inc., Church Square Partners and Federal Properties. 

These efforts are also supported by the Wellesley Celebrations Committee, and the Wellesley COVID-19 Relief Fund which is a partnership between the Community Fund for Wellesley, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, and the Wellesley Select Board. 

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