Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sketchbook Project on Display at LynnArts

Thousands of artist from around the world participate in the Art House Co-op’s Sketchbook Project, and the fruits of their labor are coming to LynnArts! On July 6th through 8th visit the Time Warner Gallery at LynnArts for a peak inside hundreds of sketchbooks filled with drawings, doodles, collages, paintings, poems, stories and more. Artists participating in the Sketchbook Project receive a blank sketchbook and fill it with it what they wish. Once completed the sketchbook is sent back to the Sketchbook Project headquarters, travels around North America to different galleries, museums, state fairs and more, and then finds a permanent home in the Brooklyn Art Library where patrons can check out the sketchbooks for themselves.

This exciting exhibition will only be on display for three days, be sure to get in and peruse these treasure troves of artistic ideas and talents.

Exhibition Times:
Friday, July 6th: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, July 7th: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday, July 8th: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

More information: and

Friday, June 22, 2012

OpenDTL is Here!

Saturday marks the 1st Annual OpenDTL, an event that is sure to explode over the coming years into something even we can't imagine right now. This year, in it's first incarnation, it's already larger than life. Central Square will be alive with bands, museum happenings, vendors and an all out Yard Sale. Excl will be holding workshops over at JB Blood, Oasis Studio will be open at 173 Oxford Street, centerboard will be around town with their traveling photo booth. Nest Forward has brought together a self-guided tour of some of the best lofts in Lynn. Arts After Hours has an after-party planned featuring some great food from Downtown restaurants and beyond. Walnut Street Cafe will be kicking with some great tunes at night as well.

It's just all a way of pointing out how much great we have going. I salute the organizers of this year's OpenDTL. To Seth, Soraya, George, Cheryl, and anyone else who had something to do with it... Thank you!

Can't wait for the day and the After Party!!!!!

Here's the official guide for Saturday's events!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Sinful BBQ - This SATURDAY at the Lynn Museum!

SINFUL BBQ - "You never come out, the way you went in"
AAH's 1st Annual Pride Event in Downtown Lynn

June 16th 12-4PM
@Lynn Museum, 590 Washington Street

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the event. BUY NOW!
(Museum admission included) Advance sales end on Friday, June 15th at 5PM.

If you couldn’t get enough at the Fritz Block Party, don’t sweat it. Let the party continue as Arts After Hours presents its 1st Annual Gay Pride event.

What: Cool off with a cold beer* while Chef Greg Gray heats up the BBQ grill. Let loose as DJ Brian Halligan spins his party mix.

*Beer available for purchase. You may not bring alcohol from outside the museum into the event.

The Black Veil Studio of Tattoo and Art will be on hand with visuals of their art work.

Get a free T-shirt the from Machine/Ramrod crew!

Enter to win one of these fantastic raffle prizes: 

***4 tickets to the Red Sox v. Yankees game on Friday August 17th in NYC @Yankee Stadium. (First base side/1st mezzanine - Awesome seats!)  
After the game stay in NYC at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan! A one night complimentary stay in a Deluxe room!***
  (Do not need to be present to win the Red Sox raffle.)  Purchase Online NOW!

Raffles available only at the event:

**$30 Gift card to The Blue Ox restaurant**

**$30 Gift card to Tatiana's Restaurant & Lounge**

**Two 1-year free memberships to Manhunt a $100 value**

**$100 towards tattoo at The Black Veil Studio Studio of Tattoo and Art.**

**Gift basket of alcohol goodies courtesy of Cirque @47 Central valued at over $100**

** Gift Basket from Northern Nights **

***Gift Basket from Lynn Museum, including Fluff T-Shirt, pint glasses, books & more!***

*** 1 night stay in a Deluxe King City View room at the Liberty Hotel in Boston (Plus the hotel is offering 20% off additional nights during that stay!)***

" The Liberty Hotel is a big supporter of the LGBT community and we understand and recognize the importance of equality and diversity within the community as well as in the workplace!"
- The Staff at the Liberty Hotel

*** 2-night weekend stay at the Crown Plaza in Newton, MA with breakfast and parking included***

Sponsors: Northern Nights, Cirque @47 Central, Fenway Community Health Center, InterContinental Hotell, Liberty Hotel, Crown Plaza, Manhunt, The Black Veil Studio of Tattoo and Art, The Blue Ox, Tatiana's Restaurant & Lounge, Lynn Museum, Ramrod/Machine, Survival By Design, Walnut Street Cafe.

 " The Liberty Hotel is a big supporter of the LGBT community and we understand and recognize the importance of equality and diversity within the community as well as in the workplace!"
- The Staff at the Liberty Hotel

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the event

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lynn Museum Hosts Free Family Fun Day as Part of OpenDTL

The Lynn Museum & Historical Society is sponsoring a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 23
from 12-4pm. Family-friendly activities are planned including Silly Sally, a “bubbleologist,” who will be giving a mesmerizing bubble performance where children get to go inside the bubble. She will be creating little bubbles, round bubbles, and even square bubbles! Sally says, “I can’t think of anything I would rather be doing than making people smile. I am grateful to be able to be able to bring out the silliness in others. Giving the gift of happiness is a gift every day for me.” We are thrilled to have her entertain children of all ages at our Family Fun Day.

This event is planned to coincide with “Open DTL,” a neighborhood-wide open house with arts,
music, peeks into local loft residences, arts organizations, museums and businesses sponsored by the Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association and EDIC. Original live music, a neighborhood yard sale held in Lynn Museum’s Courtyard, and Arts After Hours’ “Meet Ball” are also planned for the day. For more details about “Open DTL,” please visit

Silly Sally will perform at 1 pm. Face-painting, and light snacks will also be available. The Lynn
Museum, located at 590 Washington Street, Lynn, will be open from 12-4 pm. Please join us for a fun day of family entertainment, and tour our current exhibits, including 115: Paint by Numbers and More Than a Number: Stories from Lynn, a collection of transit photos and the stories of the heroic survivors of Cambodia, who fled the Khmer Rouge’s brutal genocide in 1975-79 and went on to make Lynn their home. All are welcome. Free of charge. For more information, visit or call the Museum at 781-581-6200.

Friday, June 8, 2012

RAW never ceases to amaze!

Watch this collaboration between RAW Art Works Real to Reel program and local songwriter Jen Grygiel.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

OpenDTL Loft Tour

Looks like a great way to get a peak into downtown loft living. Check out the write up from Nest Forward, the tour coordinators.

"On the East end of Lynn, a short 10 minute walk from the gorgeous seaside of Lynn's Diamond District, lives a true loft neighborhood - Downtown Lynn. Nest Forward presents the Downtown Lynn Loft Tour - an intimate look at urban living in a historic neighborhood. The Tour will feature four lofts of various styles and sizes decorated and designed with diverse tastes and budgets. This Tour is unique because attendees will get to meet the owners and residents, see their spaces, and hear their stories about living in Downtown Lynn. The lofts on the Tour have been selected by Soraya Cacici of Nest Forward, with a goal of displaying all styles and sizes of lofts within Downtown Lynn and giving tour-goers the broadest range of residences to view. All Loft Tour ticket holders will be entered into an awesome raffle, courtesy of Interior Designer Allison Moran, from Live Well Interiors + Design. The lucky winner will receive 90 minute consultation of their most troublesome room, a design scheme, floor plan, color concepts, and furniture and accessory selection. WOW! Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 on the day of event.

Please call or email Soraya for tickets: or 781.572.8725.

100% of proceeds from the Tour will benefit DTLna, the Downtown Lynn Neighborhood Association. DTLna will reinvest these funds back into the community.

A special thanks to Lotsashots Photography and Live Weill Interiors + Design for co-hosting the Tour with us and for very generously donating their services. Nest Forward's ticket booth on the day of the

Tour will be located in Central Square, under the train tracks by the Time Clock.

The Tour will coincide with openDTL - a day ripe with art, food, an artsy/loft owners' yard sale, local businesses, live music, a tour of the Munroe Street Community Garden, and more!"

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