Attleboro Arts Museum
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Housing one of the largest gallery spaces between Boston and Providence, the Attleboro Arts Museum has evolved from its modest, grassroots beginnings, into an impressive, robust and dynamic arts organization, serving as a cultural anchor for the revitalization of the City of Attleboro.
The Attleboro Arts Museum involves audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the visual arts through diverse and engaging arts experiences. Serving a growing audience of more than 40,000, the museum offers local and regional communities a variety of programming, such as its W. Charles Thompson Museum School, with onsite and satellite educational classes taught by award-winning artist and educators.
The Museum continually refreshes exhibitions, and prominently displays the works of both promising and professional artists, in 3,500 square feet of gallery space, which also features 14-foot ceilings and moveable gallery walls.
The Attleboro Arts Museum hosts many special events throughout the year, including its signature annual Art Auction in the fall and Flower Show in the spring. It has recently added a Craft Fair to support the work of local artisans, and a wildly popular Poetry Slam, that spotlights performance poetry from teens and adults.
School Group Programs
Please call to learn more about special group tours for schools and community organizations. (508) 222-2644 x10.
Tuesday – Saturday; 10 – 5pm
Summer Hours from (end of May to September 1: Tuesday – Saturday; 10 – 4pm
Closed Sunday & Monday (except for select art classes)
Always free of charge; donations are welcome
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA, 02703 map
From 95 North:
Exit 3 to Rt. 123
Turn right onto Rt. 123 to downtown Attleboro. Turn right onto Park Street at the main intersection downtown. Go under the stone railroad bridge and through next traffic light. The Museum is on left at 86 Park Street, across from City Hall. Parking and our entrance are located around the back of the building.
From 95 South:
Exit 5 to Rt. 152 South.
Turn left at end of exit ramp to intersection of Rt. 152. Turn right onto Rt. 152. Follow directions below.
From Rt. 152 South:
Traveling into Attleboro, go to Attleboro Center. At the intersection of Routes 123 and 152 turn left at the lights onto Park Street. (123 East). Go under the stone railroad bridge and straight through the next traffic light. Museum is on the left. Parking and our entrance are located around the back of the building.
MBTA Commuter Line: Take the Providence/Stoughton Commuter Line train to Attleboro Station. The Attleboro Arts Museum is conveniently located a few blocks away from the Station (just a 10 minute stroll to the Museum).
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