WINCHESTER - There will be a Winchester Cultural District walkthrough by Massachusetts Cultural Council on June 12, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Griffin Museum (the last step before getting state approval at their Aug. 21 meeting). Also, on Friday, June 7, installation of a student art photography installation, “Beyond Walls,” on the side of the downtown train station facing the Winchester Common. It will be officially opened to coincide with the season’s first Winchester Farmers Market on Saturday, June 8.
Proposed Cultural District site walk schedule (which the state may choose to amend):
Meet at 9 a.m. (Griffin Museum)
9:30 a.m. meeting start time (Griffin Museum)
10:30 a.m. walk start time (Shore Road to Winchester Common, Studio on the Common, Waterfield Road, Thompson Street, Center Falls Dam, Book Ends, Jenks Center, Town Hall, The Telephone Exchange Artist Lofts and end at the Winchester Public Library)
12 p.m. start time for stakeholder & community meeting (library)
End time approximately 12:30 p.m.
The Arthur Griffin Foundation has approved funding for “Beyond Walls,” a Winchester High School photography exhibition planned to be mounted on the MBTA staging on the Winchester Common side of the viaduct. The banners will be connected to the staging with electric ties through grommets on the banner, and the Winchester DPW will do the work. The art will be selected by the high school’s honors photography teacher Robert Gillis from his students’ work.
It will open for the first Winchester Farmers Market on Saturday, June 8 and stay in place until the end of Art in August.