Main Street Studios Open In Downtown Fitchburg, on August 4.

Release Date: July 25, 2022

Jessie Olson, 978-956-6928: olsonj@fitchburgculturalalliance.org

FITCHBURG – The Fitchburg Cultural Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of Main Street Studios, located at 675 Main Street. 

The Fitchburg Cultural Alliance will host a celebration of the launch and ribbon cutting at 675 Main Street on Thursday, August 4 from 4-7pm.  The event will include refreshments from Finicky Fork/The Pauper’s Pantry and live performances by Music Dreams and Young Coff33 (music by Yo Daddy Doe & Joe Grizzly).

The Main Street Studios is a project developed by Fitchburg Arts Collective and the Fitchburg Cultural Alliance. Main Street Studios will offer affordable artist studios and gallery sales.  Additionally, there will be a community gallery and meeting space where the Alliance will host exhibitions, educational programs, as well as events, to help connect and build the creative community in downtown Fitchburg and the North Central Mass region.

Main Street Studios was made possible through support from the Mass Development Creative Catalyst and Collaborative Workspace grants, as well as support from The City of Fitchburg, Fitchburg State University, NewVue Communities, and the membership of the Fitchburg Cultural Alliance.

The Fitchburg Cultural Alliance will also celebrate the kickoff of the Mass Development's TDI Creative Cities program in Fitchburg, a collaboration with the Alliance, InTown Fitchburg, Fitchburg Art Museum, Central Massachusetts Women’s Caucus for Art, City of Fitchburg, Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, Curious Escape Rooms, Fitchburg Access Television, Fitchburg Cultural Council, Fitchburg Public Schools, Fitchburg State University, Making Opportunity Count, Inc., NewVue Communities, North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, and Strong Style Coffee.

As a Creative City, Fitchburg will participate in a two-year program aimed at building a sustainable artistic and cultural infrastructure within a city as a mechanism for supporting economic growth. The partnership will leverage capacity, resident participation, and recent improvements in local art and culture activity to create equitable opportunities for economic and community growth and development. The program will help stabilize projects and organizations, provide additional and enhanced professional development.

The Fitchburg Cultural Alliance was formed in 1978 to promote the rich and diverse cultural activities that exist in the community as well as promote excellence, access, and education and in local arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.  The Fitchburg Cultural Alliance seeks to improve the quality of life and economic vitality for Fitchburg residents and surrounding communities.