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    DTLCD Featured Artist: Thomas James McNulty

    Thomas James McNulty uses ink and paper to describe the chaos and beauty of the world around him. McNulty, a student in the Human Services Program at North Shore Community College, grew up in West Lynn and has a studio at LynnArts. “God is in the details” he says of his work. Inspired by artists M.C. Escher, Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Pablo Picasso, McNulty creates bold, geometric drawings that offer complex layers of information. His work received “Best In Show” in the 2013 LynnArts Member’s Exhibition, West Lynn 7.

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    5K and Fall Festival

    Central Square. A Family open house, Run/Walk 5K, and After Party in the district to celebrate the fall season. Come celebrate fall in New England with the Downtown Lynn Cultural District’s Fall Festival and Clock to the Rock 5K. This event includes activities for families, sports enthusiasts, artists, food lovers and those curious about happenings in Downtown Lynn.



    Adult 5K Run/Walk $20

    Student 5K Run/Walk $10

    Fall Festival Free Admission

    Harpoon Beer Tent Cash Only



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    Artists at the Atlantic Opening Reception

    Lynn Museum. Celebrate the opening of the Artists at the Atlantic exhibit with a toast to the great Lynn Beach Painters, past and present. The exhibit features the artworks created on location during the Museum’s Trails & Sails event, along with works by the Lynn Beach Painters from the Museum’s collection as well as a selection from private collections never before on public view. Light refreshments will be served.




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    Cannibal! The Musical (October 17th-November 1st)

    Arts After Hours. From the team that brought Downtown Lynn’s Evil Dead, the Musical, comes Cannibal! the Musical, the hilarious true tale of Alferd Packer, the first man convicted of cannibalism in the United States. Leave the kids at home, and come enjoy this adventure. We think we know exactly what we mean when we say it will be a shpadoinkle time!


    LynnArts Rantoul Black Box

    25 Exchange Street

    3pm & 8pm



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    History & Hops Beer Tasting

    Lynn Museum. Join the Museum for their 5th annual History & Hops beer tasting! Featuring a variety of German delicacies, games, and raffles, they are truly bringing Oktoberfest to Downtown Lynn. Enjoy samples of local craft brews and entertainment from area musicians. Food will be available for purchase, cash only. This is a 21+ event, please bring your ID. All proceeds go towards the Lynn Museum and LynnArts’ various education programs for children, students and adults.



    $15.00 for Non-Members/$10.00 for Members


The Downtown Lynn Cultural District engages Lynn residents and visitors in a revitalized urban experience that has arts and culture at its core. 


It’s a Downtown Lynn you may not know, where the city’s proud history creates a base for an exciting and diverse arts, culture, and entertainment scene. The City attracts artists and creative entrepreneurs who live and work downtown, playing a key role in the development of a new urban experience.


DTLCD is the result of a productive city – wide collaboration. These artists, residents, business owners, non – profit leaders and city officials know downtown Lynn as a vibrant cultural hub, where the city’s creative voice is shared with local residents and regional tourists. The Massachusetts Cultural Council agrees. In 2012, the MCC named downtown Lynn as one of the first state recognized arts and culture districts in Massachusetts.


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The Downtown Lynn Cultural District is easy to get to by public transportation. The Central Square MBTA stop on the Newburyport/Rockport line is at the heart of the District and points of interest are all within an easy, twenty block walking distance. There’s plenty of public parking downtown, too. Take a car, train, bus or bike. Once you’ve landed, the Cultural District is there to be discovered.


Whether you’re a day – tripper or a night owl,
there are plenty of discoveries to be made in the
Downtown Lynn Cultural District.

Day trip

Step off the train at Central Square and grab lunch at the Capitol Diner, a classic red and white dining car that serves up American staples with a smile. Head across the street to the Lynn Museum and learn about Lynn’s rich history, from the impact of the shoe industry to the multicultural immigration that makes Lynn uniquely diverse. Rest a minute in the beautiful public garden at the entrance to the Museum before you go up the street to Central Square, where the gallery at Raw Art Works offers colorful insight from young artists. You’ll be inspired, so take that creativity to Zimman’s, one of the countries leading fine fabric, furniture and home accessories dealers and dress up your life a little.

When the sun goes down

Enjoy a cool cocktail and dinner at the Blue Ox, “one of the top 100 restaurants in America”, before heading around the corner to the LynnArts black box theatre where Arts After Hours will entertain you with an innovative theatre experience. Or, grab a bite at local favorite Tacos Lupita and stop into Centerboard’s visionspace Gallery before you see a show at the fully restored Lynn Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium. This place rocks.


Whatever your path, the Downtown Lynn
Cultural District is full of creative possibility.