December 12th with FDR! Pure magic.

Join us in Downtown Framingham for a day filled with fun and sparkle! Saturday, December 12th starting at 10AM, the ArtPOP Holiday Bazaar opens with lovely gift ideas and decorations to make your holidays special and unique. Then the real festivities begin...

10 to 11:30AM We have 6 very special slots in our Kaleidoscope Making Workshop for kids to learn how and make their own fabulous kaleidoscope! (Sets for sale, too.) Learn some science, technology, engineering, art and math by making 6 different types of kaleidoscopes with professional kaleidoscope maker and educator, Brenda Heddon M.Ed. The class is free, with the purchase of a $28 kit.

10:30AM Steve Anderson and Sara Brown will play some sweet acoustic classic rock to start our perfect downtown holiday weekend!

12PM or so Moonshine Alley will rosin up their bows to play some cool live bluegrass as a groovy soundtrack to the ArtPOP experience.

JoJo the Magician will also be here at noon for an hour to wow and amaze!

1PM Libby Franck will be on hand to tell some really wonderful, unique holiday stories that will go nicely with cookies and cocoa.

2 to 4PM Atlantis Dental is throwing their Star Wars Holiday Patient Appreciation Party for kids and families! Please bring a donation for the local food bank. They'll have raffles and Jedi Training for your little star warriors, pizza, drinks and dessert!

Framingham Community Theater presents "Holidays on Air!" at Amazing Things Arts Center | 2 shows! 2PM and 8PM. Check out this video of a show not to be missed. Picking up your tickets at the door? Mention "ArtPOP" or "Framingham Downtown Renaissance" and get $1 off the price!

3PM Navy Band Northeast POPS Ensemble in Nevins Hall | Holiday Concert! What a wonder-filled way to usher in the holidays. Tradition and joy.

Cookie decorating all day, and of course, some unbelievable art to admire in our pop up gallery that could just as well be known as Fountain Street Studios / FSFA East! Sorin Bica, Denise Driscoll, Cheri Clinton, Marie Craig, Becky Kisabeth Gibbs, David Wells Roth, Mary Spencer, Amy Weader, Jorie Anderson, Margie Sisitsky and much, much more have graced the ArtPOP with truly timeless works of art, from the classical to the contemporary.

As always at the ArtPOP now and through December 24th | Local crafts, fine art, jewelry, fair trade imports and more. We invite you to celebrate Downtown Framingham, come see to the new pretty lamp posts that have been installed and be a part of the new positive energy driving our great comeback. We wish you good health and prosperity in the new year, and all the warmth and joy this holiday season brings. Come soon, visit often!