Jeffrey D. Nutting, Town Administrator
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jessica Sacco
Email: [email protected]
Franklin to Put On Cultural Arts Festival
FRANKLIN — Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting is pleased to announce that the Franklin Cultural District Committee is hosting the inaugural Franklin Cultural Festival at the end of the month, featuring local talent and entertainment.
From July 29 through Aug. 2, residents are encouraged to head into town to enjoy a variety of festivities.
“The town council and I are in full support of the effort to expand cultural activities in Franklin, and we want to thank the Cultural District Committee for their hard work in organizing and putting on this festival and its series of wonderful events,” Town Administrator Nutting said. “I hope that this is the start of a long tradition in Franklin as we work toward our goal of earning a state cultural district ranking for our downtown.”
Events will take place at a number of places around town, including the Franklin Performing Arts Company, a 200-seat theater located at 15 W Central St., The Black Box, 15 West Central St., the Franklin Town Common and Dean College, 99 Main St.
Wednesday, July 29
1 p.m. Pumpernickel Puppets, Franklin Library
6 p.m. Opening Ceremony, Town Common
6 p.m. Zentangle at Jane’s Frames
6:15 p.m. Electric Youth, Town Common
Thursday, July 30
7 p.m. Ben Gardner’s Boat Band, The Black Box
8 p.m. Shakespeare, Town Common
Friday, July 31
11 a.m. Student Music and Art, Franklin High School
1 p.m. Davey the Clown, Franklin Library
4 – 8 p.m. Music and art, Jane’s Frames
6 – 8 p.m. School House Rock, The Black Box
8 – 9:30 p.m. Shakespeare, Town Common
Saturday, August 1
The Town Common
12 – 2 p.m. Kevin T. Wolfe Band
2:30 – 3 p.m. Dean College and Star Players preview The Wiz
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Franklin Forté
1 p.m. All Hands Drumming
2 p.m. Dean College Palladino School of Dance and the Franklin Art Center
The Black Box
8:30 p.m. Franklin Performing Arts Company: One Acts
Events on the Town Common
12 – 4 p.m. Franklin Art Association and Dean College
- Watercolor painting and mural painting for adults and children
- Fashion design with newspapers and dance for children and adults
Franklin Methodist Church
Art and photography by the Franklin Art Association and Robots and Magical Machines by Joe Markee.
Sunday, August 2
12- 5 p.m. Circle of Friends Stage at The Black Box, featuring Dear Prudence, Lydia Warren, Jamie Barrett, Jesse Hanson, Kim Jennings, Stefilia’s Stone and Carolyn Waters
12 – 4 p.m. at the Franklin Historical Museum: wool spinning, rug and straw braiding, historical film showing
5 p.m. Closing ceremony at The Black Box
Taste of Franklin
Where: Outdoors at The Black Box
Who: 3, Bamboo House, Elizabeth’s Bagels, Mac Deli, The Cake Bar, The Curry House, The Rome, Union Street Grill
Cost: $2 or less for one signature taste.
Before and After
The Taming of the Shrew: July 24, 25 and 26 at Dean College. Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. Free and open to the public
Ken Hadley Big Band: July 24 at The Black Box, 8 p.m.
The Feast of St. Rocco Festival: Aug. 13, 14, 15 and 16 at St. Mary Parish School grounds
The Wiz: Aug. 20, 21, 22 and 23 at Dean College. Aug. 20 – Aug. 23: 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday and Sunday: 2 p.m. For ticket information call 774-226-5130 or visit www.starplayersbc.com
Thanks to our sponsors: Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Keefe Insurance Agency, Inc. and Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C.