Topic Meeting on Designating a Portion of the City along Washington Street as a Cultural Center
March 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
On Monday, March 25, 2024, from 7:00-8:30pm, LWVN will be holding a Topic Meeting to learn about the effort undertaken by Newton Community Pride, the Newton Cultural Alliance, the New Art Center and the Charles River Regional Chamber to make the part of Washington Street which connects West Newton and Newtonville and adjoining streets a designated Cultural District by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, pursuant to the Massachusetts Cultural Districts program.
In a letter to Mayor Fuller, the groups advocating the proposal state, “Anchored by the New Art Center in Newtonville and the Allen Center for the Arts in West Newton, the proposed Cultural District would highlight several arts/cultural assets including the Jackson Homestead and Museum, public art murals, creative businesses, and performing arts venues.”
This will be an in-person meeting and will be held at the Allen Center, 35 Webster Street, West Newton.
Come learn about this proposal, what it involves, and what a Cultural District designation would mean for Newton. All are invited. Please note, LWVN has not yet taken a position on this proposal.
More information coming.
Read more about the proposal in the Newton Beacon.