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Art in the Garden: An Open Spirit Celebration

Saturday, June 24, 1-4 pm

               Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health and Harmony invites the entire community to “Art in the Garden: An Open Spirit Celebration,” on Saturday, June 24 from 1-4 pm. This outdoor event celebrates beauty and creativity in many forms: gardens, art, music, food, and community.

The event will be held on the campus of Edwards Church and Open Spirit, 39 Edwards Street in the Saxonville part of Framingham. Participants will enjoy refreshments amidst the multiple gardens on the campus: a Food Forest Garden developed by Green Abundance by Design, a Veterans Healing Garden created in conjunction with Lowes, a Pollinator Garden, Herb Gardens and Framingham Community Farm, which grows produce for A Place to Turn Food Pantry.

An art show in Edwards Hall will feature photography, paintings, fiber art and pottery by local artists, including an installation of “The Heartbeat of Community” created at the celebration of Open Spirit’s Tenth Anniversary. There will be an opportunity to view three permanent pieces of public art on the campus: a welcome mosaic, a tree of life, and “Bond,” part of Framingham’s “Many Cultures, One Heart” community art project.

There will be an opportunity to participate in a creative service project, an expression of Open Spirit’s commitment to building friendships and connections.

At the center of the event will be music and poetry, culminating with unique opportunity to experience a creative interaction between painting and music. Local artist Patrick St. Pierre will paint as local musician Willie Sordillo plays saxophone, each responding to the other’s inspiration.  Following their offering, everyone present will have an opportunity to create a work of art in dialog with the live music.

The event is for all people of all ages. Come for the whole event or just come by for a short while. There is no charge; participants who wish to share their creativity through food are invited to bring a finger-food appetizer or dessert to share.

Registration is encouraged. To register visit: