The Arts

In terms of the arts and general entertainment, there’s a lot to keep you busy when you live in Franklin, MA!  The number of arts and cultural resources in the Franklin is impressive.  Franklin is home to the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, an internationally recognized school with its own production company and live theater, Dean College, which offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Theater and Arts and Entertainment Management, the Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center, a thriving dance studio which has been successfully training students for professional careers in dance for over 35 years, LiveArts, a nonprofit performing arts organization which hosts performances by classical musicians from throughout the country, and the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, an acoustic music organization which sponsors shows by nationally acclaimed folk, blues, country and rock musicians.

Below are links to just a sampling of what Franklin, MA has to offer in terms of the arts and culture . . .


As shown in the following posts, from live theater to dance to live music, Franklin has its own cultural resources that enhance the quality of life in Franklin, MA.

June 30, 2021

July 4 Celebration returns to Franklin, MA

After a hiatus in 2020 due the pandemic, the 4th of July Celebration returns to the Town Common in Franklin, MA June 30, 2021. The 2021 […]
April 24, 2019
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Ten days of art, culture, and fun at Artweek in Franklin, MA

ArtWeek 2019 gets underway in Franklin, MA on Friday, April 26 and ends on Sunday, May 5.  It’s part of the annual springtime celebration of the […]
January 21, 2019
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Franklin Cultural District a milestone for Franklin, MA

The designation of an official cultural district in Franklin, MA was recently announced by the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC ).  The new Franklin Cultural District should […]
April 27, 2018

ArtWeek 2018 in Franklin, MA

Billed as an “expanding showcase of the Commonwealth’s creative economy,” ArtWeek 2018 kicks off this week for 10 days of music, dance, art and fun for […]
July 25, 2016

Family fun at Franklin Cultural Festival

The Franklin Cultural Festival is a newcomer to the many annual festivals and fairs held in the Town of Franklin, MA.  This week, the second annual […]
August 23, 2015

Franklin Sculpture Park another reason to love Franklin

If you are unfamiliar with Franklin, MA, the most important thing you should know is that this community of 32,000 on Interstate 495 in suburban Massachusetts […]
August 15, 2015

Family fun at The Wiz at Dean College in Franklin, MA

Dean College and the Massachusetts Star Players proudly present “The Wiz” in a series of live performances at The Main Stage Theater on the Dean Campus […]
July 30, 2015

Why support a Cultural District for Franklin, MA

Franklin, MA’s first Cultural Festival concluded Sunday, after five consecutive days of artistic performances and fun events staged throughout the Franklin downtown area. It’s great to […]
July 27, 2015

Franklin Cultural Festival a first for Franklin, MA

The inaugural Franklin Cultural Festival will enjoy a five day run this week from Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, August 2 in a variety of venues […]
December 9, 2014

New live theater in Franklin deserves your support

Family fun for the Holidays awaits you at the live musical Humbug! being presented by the Franklin Performing Arts Center (FPAC) at THE BLACK BOX in downtown […]
April 8, 2014

World-class piano recital in Franklin MA

You don’t have to travel to Boston or New York City to enjoy live, world-class performances of classical music . . . just live in Franklin, […]
March 8, 2012

Bren Bataclan coming to Franklin, MA

Internationally-recognized cartoon artist Bren Batalcan will exhibit his whimsical, colorful acrylic paintings later this month at the Franklin Art Center in Franklin, MA. His delightful cartoon […]
May 15, 2011

Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center celebrates 30 years

An important member of the thriving performing arts community in Franklin, MA is celebrating 30 years of service this month. The Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center started […]
May 16, 2010

Franklin MA Historical Museum opens in new Downtown location

The Franklin, MA Historical Museum officially opened last Friday at its new location at 80 West Central Street in Downtown Franklin.  The former site of the […]
November 30, 2009

New video: house flip in Franklin, MA

Have you ever watched “Flip this House” or “The Property Ladder” on TV and said to yourself “I wish I could do that”? Well, if you’ve […]
December 12, 2008

Concerts on the Common, Franklin, MA

What better evokes the ideal of summer living in a traditional New England town than a concert on the Town Common? Video of concert Here’s a […]
December 12, 2008
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Franklin School for the Performing Arts, Franklin, MA

A very special asset for the Franklin, MA community, the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPS) and its associated Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) is […]
December 12, 2008

Electric Youth, Franklin Performing Arts Company, Franklin, MA

Electric Youth is just one example of the impressive talent nurtured and showcased by the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) in Franklin, MA.   Electric Youth is a […]
December 12, 2008

The Arts at Dean College

Dean College in Franklin, MA is a private residential college which contributes in so many ways to the quality of life in Franklin. Dean’s robust programs […]
December 12, 2008

Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin, MA

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse sponsors entertainment that features live music and refreshments in a relaxed “coffeehouse” setting in Franklin, MA. Shows are held in what […]
December 12, 2008

LiveARTS in Franklin, MA

LiveARTS in Franklin, MA showcases quality classical music in an intimate setting, providing a high-culture oasis in the suburbs, with the added benefits of lower ticket […]
December 11, 2008

Cultural Council in Franklin, MA

The Franklin Cultural Council (FCC) supports local arts and cultural programs in Franklin, MA.  It disburses funds granted to it by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and […]
December 11, 2008

Art Association in Franklin, MA

The Franklin Art Association in Franklin, MA draws members from Franklin and surrounding communities.  The goals of this group are to support local artists and foster […]
December 11, 2008

14 Screen Movie Theater Serving Franklin, MA

Just a couple of minutes’ drive to the north of Franklin, MA this 14 screen movie cineplex is in the Charles River Center shopping plaza just […]
December 11, 2008

Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center in Franklin, MA

The Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center in Franklin, MA offers instruction in ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance as well as courses in gymnastics.  All skill levels […]