Cultural Buzz

Here's what people are saying about the Springfield Central Cultural District! 

Many thanks to our local news stations for helping spread the mission and vision of the SCCD. 


Let's elect arts champions in Holyoke and Springfield (MassLive, 10.19.2017)

New mural on A.W. Gifford Building Adds Color to Downtown (The Reminder, 10.20.2017)

Local Artist Honors Milton Bradley with Mural in Springfield (WWLP 22News, 10.11.2017)

Artist Kim Carlino Finishes labor of love with "Milton Bradley Deconstructed" mural... (The Republican, 10.11.2017)

Downtown Springfield welcomes latest public art installation featuring another first invented in the city (MassLive, 9.29.2017)

New Public Art Sculpture Installed (WAMC, 10.2.2017)

New phone app will help you navigate downtown Springfield (WWLP 22News, 8.30.2017)

Downtown Springfield Now Has an App to Accompany Walking Tour (BusinessWest, 8.30.2017)

Springfield Cultural Walking Tour Map available as a mobile app (MassLive, 8.29.2017)

Mayor Sarno, students played piano for downtown Springfield crowd (WWLP 22News, 8.9.2017)

To Promote Public Art, The Mayor Takes A Public Piano Lesson (WAMC, 8.9.2017)

No Liberace, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno gets public piano lesson (MassLive, 8.9.2017)

Ever heard a mayor play piano? It's happening Wednesday in Springfield (MassLive, 8.8.2017)

Art Stop event brings 5 pop-up art installments, street performers to downtown Springfield (MassLive, 8.3.2017)

Seen@ Art Stop(s) pop-up galleries in Downtown Springfield (MassLive, 8.2.2017)

Art Stop event brings 5 pop-up art installments, street performers to downtown Springfield (MassLive, 8.3.2017)

Art Stop Pop-up Gallery Walk Returns to Downtown Springfield (BusinessWest, 7.24.2017)

Musicians to play lunch-hour concerts on downtown Springfield's painted pianos (MassLive, 7.11.2017)

Pop-Up Painted Piano Performances Begin in Downtown Springfield (BusinessWest, 7.12.2017)

Cultural District adding color to downtown Springfield with painted pianos and more (MassLive, 6.23.2017)

Springfield places trust in downtown with painted public pianos (MassLive, 6.12.2017)

Painted pianos on Main Street in Downtown Springfield (22 News, 6.12.2017)

Street Pianos Make The Scene In Springfield (WAMC, 6.11.2017)

Cultural District Celebrates New Public Art Venture Downtown (BusinessWest, 6.9.2017)

Springfield Central Cultural District Seeks Pop-Up Gallery Proposals (BusinessWest, 5.19.2017)

Downtown Springfield Features 'Pop-Up' Art (The Reminder, 4.13.2017)

Second Art Stop Event Brings Artwork, Street Performers to Downtown Springfield (MassLive, 4.5.2017)

Springfield Pop-Up Gallery Walk Brings Art Downtown (MassLive, 4.4.2017)

Art Stop to Bring Galleries, Street Performers to Springfield in April (MassLive, 3.15.2017)

Springfield Central Cultural District Extends 'Call for Art' Deadline, Encourages Artists to Apply (MassLive, 3.7.2017)

Springfield Central Cultural District Connects Downtown Through Art (BusinessWest, 3.7.2017)

Springfield Cultural District Seeks Unconventional Gallery Proposals (BusinessWest, 2.16.2017)

Artists invited to display work in 'unconventional' downtown Springfield pop-up galleries (MassLive, 2.13.2017)

Springfield Cultural District Releases Video Map for Cultural Walking Tour (BusinessWest, 12.08.2016)

New 'video map' showcases Springfield's cultural attractions (MassLive, 12.05.16)

Consultant says Springfield should Seuss-ify and diversify into an arts mecca (MassLive, 11.30.2016)

Springfield's Architectural Gems (MassLive, 11.2016)

Photos: Springfield Central Cultural District holds organ concert at Old First Church (MassLive, 11.06.2016)

Organ Concert Slated for Nov. 6 at Historic Old First Church (BusinessWest, 11.04.2016)

Organ concert Nov. 6 at Old First Church breathes new life into old organ, downtown Springfield cultural scene (MassLive, 10.19.2016)

State Sen. Eric Lesser and challenger 'Chip' Harrington both voice support for arts funding (MassLive, 10.13.2016)

"Art Stop" event brings street art to downtown Springfield (22 News, 10.5.2016)

'Art Stop' event highlights local artists with pop-up galleries in Downtown Springfield (photos) (MassLive, 10.5.2016)

‘Art Stop’ to feature the work of three artists in pop-up galleries in Springfield (The Reminder, 9.29.2016)

Art, music and a Food Truck Coming to Downtown Springfield on Oct. 5 for 'Art Stop' Event (MassLive, 9.27.2016)

Three Pop-Up Gallery Receptions and Street Art Announced for October 5 (BusinessWest, 9.13.2016)

Want to make Downtown Springfield Beautiful? City Offering $5,000 Grants for Public Art (MassLive, 9.7.2016)

Springfield Cultural District Seeking Unconventional Gallery Proposals (BusinessWest, 8.29.2016)

Arts and Culture are the New Economic Driver (The Republican, 8.19.2016)

8 Things to do in Downtown Springfield before summer ends (MassLive, 8.8.2016)

Want your Artwork Displayed in Downtown Springfield? Here's How... (MassLive, 8.4.2016)

The CityBlock Summer Concert Series is back! Again. (Valley Advocate, 7.20.2016)

Kateri Walsh interviews Mark Davy and Anita Walker on FutureCity Springfield (The Kateri Walsh Show, 7.19.2016)

Initiative Looks to Link Arts, Culture and Economic Development (WAMC, 7.18.2016)

FutureCity Founder says Springfield has 'Authenticity by the Bucketload' (MassLive, 7.15.2016)  

Davy: Springfield's a 'small city with big ideas' (The Reminder, 7.22.2016) 

Futurecity Working to Transform Springfield Through the Arts (WWLP, 7.15.2016)

Officials Look to Improve Cultural Offerings in Springfield (Western Mass News, 7.15.2016)

Futurecity Initiative Looks to Unite Arts and Development in Springfield (WMAC, 7.15.20016)

Futurecity aims to make Worcester Developments 'Part of Something Bigger' (Worcester Telegram, 7.13.2016)

Futurecity to Wed Arts and Development in Fenway District, Springfield, and Worcester (WBUR, 7.13.2016)

Springfield One of Three Cities to Launch Futurecity Massachusetts (BusinessWest, 7.12.2016)

Project Seeks to Put Arts at Center of Redevelopment (Boston Globe, 7.12.2016)

Cultural District Celebrates Artists of Utility Box Mural Project (The Reminder, 7.1.2016)

Connecting Point with Jim Madigan - Springfield Central Cultural District (WGBY, 6.1.2016)

Watch Artists Transform Downtown Springfield Utility Box into Art - Video (MassLive, 5.31.2016)

Snapchat: Artists Paint Utility Boxes in Downtown Springfield (MassLive, 5.26.2016)

Springfield Beautification through Art Starts Monday (WWLP 22News, 5.23.2016)

Artists Begin Painting Springfield Utility Boxes (WAMC Public Radio, 5.23.2016)

Artists Attack Springfield Utility Boxes with Paint... (The Republican, 5.24.2016)

Springfield Utility Box Beautification Begins Monday (BusinessWest, 5.20.2016)

Artists to Begin Painting Springfield Utility Boxes on Monday (MassLive, 5.19.2016)

Explore Local History and Culture with a Downtown Springfield Walking Tour! (Hilltown Families, 5.17.2016)

Seen@ Plug In To the Creative Valley Networking Event at the MassLive Building (The Republican, 5.11.2016)

Networking Event for Creatives Comes to Springfield (BusinessWest, 5.6.2016)

Springfield Central Cultural District Looking for Outdoor Art (BusinessWest, 4.26.2016)

Calling Artists: Springfield Central Cultural District Expands Utility Box Art Program (The Republican, 4.25.2016)

Muralists Wanted to Paint Downtown Springfield Utility Boxes (WWLP 22News, 4.25.2016)

Springfield Central Cultural District Welcomes 15 New Members (BusinessWest, 3.16.2016)

Springfield Central Cultural District Walk Impresses City, State Officials (MassLive.Com, 3.8.2016)

Take a Walk : Springfield to Promote Pedestrian-Friendly Downtown District (The Republican, 3.4.2016)

Springfield on the Journey to Revitalization : Many Small Steps Moving in One Direction (WMa Women's Magazine, 1.20.2016)

UMass Landscape Design Students Bring Attention to Downtown Springfield (BusinessWest, 12.29.2015)

UMass Amherst Landscape Architecture Students Use Art to Draw People to Market Place... (The Republican, 12.12.2015)

Photos: Seen @ 'Plug Into the Creative Valley' Networking Event (The Republican, 12.8.2015)

Check out Downtown Springfield's Holiday Market (Mass Appeal, 12.4.2015)

Downtown Springfield Holiday Market Set to Open (BusinessWest, 12.1.2015)

Photos: Downtown Springfield Holiday Market Opens (The Republican, 11.28.2015)

Photos: A Tour of the Downtown Springfield's Holiday Market and Pop-Up Artisan Gallery (MassLive.Com, 11.27.2015)

Holiday Market Now Open in Downtown Springfield (WWLP 22News, 11.27.2015)

Arts, Culture Key to Downtown Springfield Revitalization : Guest Viewpoint (The Republican, 11.13.2015)

Springfield Central Cultural District Names Morgan Drewniany Director (BusinessWest, 11.9.2015)

Downtown Holiday Market to Open in Vacant Springfield Storefronts (MassLive.Com, 11.5.2015)

Art Encourages Moviegoers to Dream Big at Springfield's Stearns Square Park (MassLive.Com, 9.25.2015)

Photos: Springfield Under the Stars Movie Night in Stearns Square (The Republican, 9.23.2015)

Movie Night Held at Stearns Square in Springfield (WWLP 22News, 9.23.2015)

Movies to be Shown at Stearns Square (The Republican, 9.1.2015)

Central Cultural District Looks to Turn Utility Boxes Into Art (The Reminder, 8.27.2015)

Springfield Shout Out to Artists: Help Beautify Stearns Square Utility Boxes (The Republican, 8.19.2015)

'Peep This: Art in Springfield Storefronts' Enlivens Unused Windows (The Republican, 6.1.2015)