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.
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.
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.
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.