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In full transparency, the following is a press release from the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District


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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Centre Common Cultural District (FCCCD) announced today, february 17, that, thanks to the generous support of some new sponsors, they are able to increase the stipend for artists participating in their “Many Cultures, One Heart” public art project.

The project is designed to highlight the many artistic and ethnic faces of Framingham, and will involve 27 38”x40” heart sculptures painted to represent the artistic, cultural, historical, and recreational offerings of Framingham, as well as the multicultural nature of the city.

Artists creating the statue designs will now be offered a $500 stipend for their creations.

The statues will be designed and created during the spring, and then unveiled on June 18 during a multicultural festival on the Centre Common, when the general public will be able to explore what “Many Cultures, One Heart” is all about.

If you are an area artist interested in designing a statue, please contact Stacey David at or download an application from the FCCCD website at

Spanish and Portuguese versions of the application are available as well.

Artists from underrepresented communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

The mission of the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District is to create a vibrant cultural,
economic, and social hub in MetroWest through collaborative programming between the art and
history museums, educational institutions, cultural organizations, and businesses within the
District that celebrates the artistic and ethnic diversity of Framingham.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.