Day: June 14, 2021

Newton has opened its ‘doors’ to a new public arts initiative for the summer

“We had a fairly diverse group of artists participating with many different rich, ethnic and racial backgrounds,” she said. “A lot of the artists drew on their family histories, or their countries of origin, for inspiration in their artwork.”

After obtaining 25 recycled doors, placing a call for art across multiple platforms, and working with the Department of Public Works to put the doors on city property, Newton Out Doors is finally here.

“I think it surprised a lot of people to see this art popping up, and I particularly think after kind of a long hard 14 months that we’ve just gone through,” Kessler said. “The response has been great.”

Gloria Gavris, chair of the Board of Directors of Newton Community Pride, said the main goals of the project are to bring art to Newton residents and visitors while also encouraging people to shop and dine in village centers.

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