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Maynard embraces a vibrant arts community both in town and with our neigbors. Downtown features a number of galleries and stores, a neighborhood movie theatre (one of the few left of its kind), and a thriving arts center a short walk from the center of town.

Fine Arts / Crafts

ArtSpace Maynard is a non-profit arts center that features 43 studios for 70 artists, a large gallery for mid-size group exhibits, and a public printmaking studio. ArtSpace also hosts the Acme Theatre (see below) and a variety of community and special programs for the arts.

Paint N' Pour on Main Street mixes art and fun by offering painting classes in a group setting.

Downtown you will find stores such as Art & Soul, Earth Changes Pottery, Gallery Seven, and Marquee Photoworks with a wide variety of fine art, photography, pottery, and crafts.

The Gallery of the Concord Art Association is a regional center for the arts located just down the road a bit in Concord.

Theatre

Community theatre is strong both in Maynard and in surrounding towns. Maynard's own ACME Theatre is run by volunteers who love producing quality community theatre. An award-winning company, they stage several shows a year.

Our neigbors in Acton and Sudbury also have active community theatre programs.

Movies

The Fine Arts Theatre on Summer Street combines the charm of yesterday's movie house with today's technology. You can see the latest blockbuster movies in Dolby Surround Sound - without the mall traffic!

Museums

While Maynard has no museums, we are fortunate to have two top-ranking institutions nearby. The Discovery Museums in South Acton provides education and fun for children of all ages. The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, 10 miles east in Lincoln, focuses on modern and contemporary American art - with an emphasis on New England artists.

Music

The sounds of the Maynard Community Band fills Memorial Park during their free summer concerts. If you like performing or listening to great band music, you should try to catch a performance. Bring the kids!

You'll often find bands playing at Morey's Tavern or the Pleasant Cafe on Main Street.

A few miles north on Route 2A the Acton Jazz Cafe features live jazz, blues, and folk music every Thursday through Sunday night. In nearby Concord center The Colonial Inn features local artists in their Village Forge Tavern nightly.

Like to sing? Consider joining the Three Rivers Chorus.

Maynard Artists