2018 Mural Projects!
Thank you to everyone who participated in this great initiative to place a mural at 199 Concord Street. Our Public Design sub-committee has selected a submission from famous local artist Franklin Marval. The property owner Richard Cohen of CGI Properties has collaborated with our organization and with the muralist to ensure this project beautifies his building and contributes to the vibrancy of our downtown. Keep checking back with us for updates about the new mural coming this year at 199 Concord Street!
The Front Door Framingham Project seeks to establish a new identity for this historically cutting edge business district that invites visitors, commuters and travelers to spend time in our multi-cultural, creative downtown.
Our Gateway Bica Mural is located in the heart of Downtown Framingham!
In 2003, Bica was commissioned to paint a contemporary art mural spanning the brick wall of a privately owned building that flanks the commuter rail tracks intersecting the crossroads of Routes 126 and 135. This intersection is traveled by 8,800 riders on the Boston T commuter rail and 27,000 vehicles daily. Bica’s artwork creates a distinct gateway for Downtown Framingham, home of the largest population of artists and creatives this side of Boston.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Other generous supporters include the First Baptist Church of Framingham, the Framingham Rotary, Impact Framingham, Jack's Abby Brewing Company, MAPA Translation, In Memory of Deborah D. Blumer Fund, the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), the Lions Club, Framingham State University -- and a long list of wonderful individuals who opened their pockets for the Front Door Framingham Gateway Mural Project.
On behalf of Framingham Downtown Renaissance and the many artists and creatives of Framingham, a great big thank you to all!