Art Gallery Moving To Boston, After Framingham Closes Bancroft Building To The Public

FRAMINGHAM – Fountain Street Fine Art gallery is leaving Framingham.

The Gallery is moving to Boston, after the Town of Framingham closed the building which houses the gallery to the public.

Framingham Source was the first media outlet to report about the immediate closure of the Bancroft building to the public, on April 6.

“As you can imagine, last week’s sudden announcement of denied public access to the Bancroft Building in Framingham took us by surprise. Our current exhibition is blocked from public view, and it is not clear when visitors may be allowed to re-enter. In order to survive, our doors must be open,” wrote Gallery owners Marie Craig and Cherie Clinton to subscribers.

“Out of crisis comes opportunity! That is why we are excited to announce that we will be making a move to 460 Harrison Ave. in Boston’s SoWa neighborhood, effective May 1.”

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to give our artists exposure in Boston’s gallery row. ‘Conceal and Reveal’, our current show, will be on exhibit in our new location in July,” said the gallery owners.

The Gallery opened in 2011, in Framingham in the Bancroft building, home to the Fountain Street Artists too.

Earlier this year, Town of Framingham Economic and Community Director Art Robert hosted a creative arts conference at the gallery, celebrating the arts in Framingham.

“We have been honored to give our ever-expanding community of Metrowest artists a platform for their voices and art.  We thank you for believing in us from the beginning and for your continued support. We hope you will join us in our new journey as we grow, evolve, and make waves in the Boston arts scene,” said the gallery owners.

While the Fountain Street Fine Art gallery has found a new home, the annual open studios for this month has been cancelled. And the oublic is still not allowed access to the building. Only the owners, and the tenants have access.

Click here to read more on the safety reasons why.


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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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