A perfect day to celebrate Westborough’s arts and culture


Hundreds attend 10th Arts in Common

Brayden gets his photo taken with a Turkey Trot volunteer.

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor

Westborough – Hundreds of people, of all ages, many accompanied by their canine family members, attended the 10th annual Arts on the Common Oct. 5 held at the Bay State Commons.

With perfect blue skies and comfortable early fall temperatures, attendees enjoyed a day filled with visiting local businesses and nonprofits, unique arts and crafts vendors, and watching a myriad of performances on the common’s stage. A number of food trucks, plus the Start Line Brewing tent made sure that no one went hungry or thirsty.

Arts In Common (AIC) was created in 2009, according to its website “by the Westborough Cultural Council, both as a community festival and as a means to raise local funds to support the arts and culture in Westborough.”

“We have such a wonderful selection of different and unique vendors this year,” Maureen Johnson, the AIC co-chair said of the 10th anniversary event.  “So many people worked so hard on this – it’s great to see everyone out here enjoying the day.”

For more information on AIC, visit www.artsincommon.net.

Stephanie Cousens and her therapy dog, Bella, 14
Genevieve, 3 and her sister, Ellie, 8
Roberta Brown (l) and Reene Hatherley
Maureen Johnson, co-chair, Arts in Common (l) and Jean Dugan
Liam O’Dowd (l) and his father, Sean, pose for a photo with Trivia Bee and Turkey Trot volunteers
Westborough Police Chief Jeff Lourie and his daughter Isabella pose for a photo with a Trivia Bee volunteer.
Donna Driscoll and Anu Bansal, Main Street Bank
Rajani Koduri, Westborough branch manager, Central One Federal Credit Union
Lauren Schiffman and her son, Ben, pose for a photo with Carolyn Spring.
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