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Northborough celebrates a new public art exhibition

Ellsworth McAfee Park is located at 363 South St. in Northborough. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

NORTHBOROUGH – A new public art exhibition is coming to Ellsworth McAfee Park in Northborough, with a grand opening scheduled for April 9.

Go Out Doors – Northborough features a series of doors painted by area artists. The exhibit’s themes focus on visions of wellness and the outdoors, while seeking to highlight what organizers describe as Northborough’s unique sense of self and place.

“Go Out Doors – Northborough asks, how can we as supporters of the arts attract more
people outdoors to reconnect with nature and our city’s public spaces,” noted a press release announcing the grand opening.

The exhibit is inspired by a similar exhibit at New York’s High Line Park and expands on an existing instillation on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail that was coordinated by the Umbrella Arts Center.

This effort was sponsored by the Northborough Cultural Council as part of the Love Northborough public art campaign, presenting the artists with upcycled doors and a $150 stipend to help them create their final products.

The April 9 event begins at 12 p.m. and will continue until 1 p.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to meet the door artists and view their exhibits.

The doors will then remain on display until the end of May.


New exhibit will invite Northborough to ‘Go Out Doors’