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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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    38 Special & Night Ranger

    Lynn Auditorium. Enjoy a night of power ballads and southern rock with these popular 1980’s bands. Travel back to your teenage years or discover vintage classics such as “Hold on Loosely” and “Sister Christian. This is one show you don’t want to miss!




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    G. Jeffrey MacDonald discusses his book “Thieves in the Temple”

    Lynn Museum. Join the Museum for another installment of their quarterly book talk when they host G. Jeffrey MacDonald, a journalist and ordained minister and correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and the Religion News Service. Mr. MacDonald will discuss his book “Thieves in the Temple: The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul”, a look at how churches are changing to meet the demands of their members for entertainment not edification.

    590 Washington Street


    $5.00 admission/Free for members

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    6th Annual World Music Festival featuring Women of the World

    Heritage State Park. Celebrate Lynn’s ethnic and cultural diversity with the 6th Annual World Music Festival! Enjoy live entertainment from this year’s featured act Women of the World and area dance and music groups, including Fargenign, Cape Ann African Dance and Drum, Jazz is a Rainbow, Cultural Latina, Josue Giron, Julio Bare and Walnut-Da Lyrical Geni Band.

    Heritage State Park

    135 Lynnway



    Rain Date: Saturday, September 27, 1-6:30pm

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    Artists at the Atlantic

    Lynn Museum. In conjunction with Essex Heritage Trails & Sails weekend, the Lynn Museum’s Artists at the Atlantic series kicks off  with a day of artists creating original works “en plein air” or “in the open air” at three locations along the coast: Lynn’s Red Rock Park, Swampscott’s Fisherman’s Beach and Marblehead’s Chandler Hovey Lighthouse Park on the Neck. Stop by between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm to observe and interact with artists working in a variety of media—painting, photography, sculpture and more.


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    Free “Artist” Family Day

    Lynn Museum. As part of Essex Heritage’s Trails & Sails weekend the Lynn Museum invites you to check out our exhibits and then stay for the fun while you paint your own seashells, try your hand at sketching or watercoloring your own Lynn Beach Painters scene, or make an edible lighthouse. Make sure you stay for an interactive performance by You and Me Puppets and a showing of the film Finding Nemo!


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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. 


Free Guided Tour of the Lynn Museum Exhibits

Lynn Museum. Take a FREE guided tour of the Museum and see the exhibits now on display: pixeLynn, Greetings from Lynn: Postcard Views of the City, A Step Back in Time, In Progress: Lynn History, Lynn Legends and Abolitionist Lynn.

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