Worcester Windows is a community gallery program which uses storefronts throughout downtown Worcester as exhibit space to enhance the City’s downtown and to provide display opportunities for local emerging and established artists. Originally intended simply as a means to provide exhibit opportunities, Worcester Windows has grown dramatically, successfully raising the awareness of Worcester as a Creative City by not only bringing artwork to the public and showcasing local talent but in also establishing itself as a true community gallery through which many of the exhibiting artists have sold works. Worcester Windows is funded in part by the Worcester Cultural Coalition, the City of Worcester, and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, with additional support from the Worcester Alliance of Photographers and Bay State Savings Bank.
Brew on the Grid, 56 Franklin Street
City Hall Basement, 455 Main Street Worcester
Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge Street
WICN Studioes, 50 Portland Street
On Display Now
Just in time for spring, the Worcester Windows program is excited to unveil a new logo and re-energized focus. The project is circling back to its roots as a platform to highlight the cultures, attitudes, and communities that continue to make Worcester the great multicultural Creative City that it is. Visitors are invited to explore the City Hall gallery for rotating artwork that highlights the rich diversity and creative passion that put Worcester on the map. Then, viewers may stroll through the cultural district to enjoy window sites downtown and rediscover the city.
The spring exhibition, “¡Vive Más!” celebrates the culture and tenacity of spirt of Latin American peoples. It is a window into life through the eyes and hearts of a people whose massive pop, creative, and cultural influence cannot be overstated. Worcester, a city of nations, is home to a population of over 185,000 people including nearly 21% of the population who are of Hispanic or Latino origin (United State Census Bureau, 2018). This season, the Worcester Window program highlights Latin American culture and its influence on our City.
Catch a glimpse of New England and what it means to be from Worcester through the eyes of first and second generation immigrants. Visit several participating business for the local art displayed in their windows. Each establishment has been paired with local artists from one of Worcester’s many neighborhoods to compliment the history and unique vibe of the specific location. The exhibition will provide another reason to enjoy downtown this spring.
Artists’ whose works are on display are:
Joy Rochelle Murrieta
To Be Announced June 2019
Contact us if you are an artist interested in showcasing your work and you would like to learn more about the submission process, or if you are interested in purchasing a current item on display.