Visual Arts

Two girls wearing bright clothing with armfuls of books and big smiles.The girl on the right is showing her award for her cover illustration.

Silver Unicorn hosts second annual Kids Graphic Novel Festival

April 27, 2024
The Silver Unicorn, an independent bookstore that sells new books for all ages, hosted its second annual Kids Graphic Novel Festival on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Three thousand people attended. Even a little rain in the morning couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of young adult readers, who got to meet eighteen of their favorite authors and illustrators throughout the day. If you are unfamiliar with the genre, graphic novels: · Are engaging: The combination of words and illustrations can be captivating, providing context for stories that kids might not otherwise understand. · Are fast-paced: Graphic novels offer quick-read alternatives with quickly…
A woman with black hair, big pink glasses, and wearing a purple dress holds an award (the Black Excellence on the Hill Award).

Julie Pierce promotes a vibrant Acton

April 30, 2024
Julie Pierce, Acton’s Economic and Community Development Director, was completely surprised and honored when she recently won a “Black Excellence on the Hill” award from the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus. Unbeknownst to her, State Representative Simon Cataldo, who represents parts of Acton, had nominated her for…
A Victorian-era cast zinc fountain planted with colorful flowers.

The Fountain at the Oval Garden

April 27, 2024
Acton Garden Club, in cooperation with the Town of Acton, has renovated the Oval Garden in front of Acton Town Hall to honor the Acton Garden Club’s organization in 1934 and to celebrate its 90 years of service to the community. A Civic Development grant was sought by…
A group of people around a stone marker and street sign

Acton Hosts Creative Placemaking Workshop

November 6, 2023
Last winter, when the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) was looking for two communities to participate in a Regional Trails Creative Placemaking Project , Acton stepped up. Economic and Community Development Director Julie Pierce recognized an opportunity to use art to enhance our new trails and adjacent business…
Facade of Tuttle House in Acton

Victorian Home Tour

June 12, 2023
On Saturday, June 17, a Victorian Home Tour will take place in South Acton Village. The J.W. Tuttle House is considered one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture in Massachusetts. The house is furnished with authentic 19th century art and period furnishings. The tour will offer…


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