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    DTLCD Artist Profile: Steve Negrón

    Steve Negrón’s paintings express desires, fears, and mischievous intentions. ‘There are running themes in many of my paintings of intimacy, betrayal, or something sinister about to happen’. A mild-mannered college administrator by day, Steve is otherwise found in his small home studio in Lynn. Negrón is represented by Chameleon Gallery in Newburyport and was the featured artist in the October 2012 edition of North Shore Art*Throb magazine.

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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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    Seeking Applicants for Appointment to the Public Art Commission

    The Mayor and City Council are seeking applicants for appointment to Lynn’s Public Art Commission. 

    The Public Arts Commission works to promote the value of public art in Lynn, MA. The Commission does this primarily by:

    • Articulating a strategic vision for public art in Lynn, MA. 
    • Implementing public art projects including: releasing requests for proposals (RFPs), commissioning artists and coordinating installation of public art projects. 
    • Developing collaborative processes for public art project selection with city departments and residents’ input.
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    January’s Creator Conversation open to all artists, crafters & makers living or creating in Lynn, MA.

    Join the DTLCD for the January Edition of Creator Conversation. Raw Art Works | 37 Central Square Lynn, MA | 6pm – 7:30pm

    creator conversation [kree-ey-ter kon-ver-sey-shuh n] nouna monthly convening of artists, makers and crafters in Lynn to talk about upcoming opportunities, share ideas and build community. led by DTLC and open to anyone who loves creating & lynn! the goal: keeping artists at the center of cultural planning in the city. 

    RSVP: askemily@dtlcd.org or facebook events 


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.