Here’s what people are saying about the Springfield Cultural Partnership!

Many thanks for helping spread the mission and vision of the SCP.


All artists are welcome to apply – Springfield & BIPOC artists are strongly encouraged to apply! Learn more about the 8 public art projects & how to apply



Learn more about the Call for Art for Pynchon Park from our local news!

Art proposals sought for renovated Pynchon Plaza -MassLive

Contribute art and help work toward the beautification of Pynchon Plaza – 22News/Mass Appeal

We’re so excited to finally announce the opening of $4M renovated Pynchon Park Plaza with Springfield Museums, Springfield City Library , City of Springfield, MA – Office of Communications & many other state officials! 

SPark! Igniting Our Community will brighten this space even more in the near future & artists should be on the lookout for the Call for Art! – Your art could be in Pynchon Park

Read more/see more photos from Masslive & 22News

Left to Right: Molly Fogarty from Springfield City Library, Kay Simpson Director of Springfield Musuems & Karen Finn Director of the Springfield Cultural Partnership

Video of coronavirus song goes viral after Archbishop Timothy Paul runs into piano player in Springfield -MASSLIVE, May 2020

The paino was hand painted by artist Rebecca Fite & is located in Shops at MarketPlace in Downtown Springfield. Check out the official video from featured musician Shamrok 

More media: Performance by pastor, young musician in downtown Springfield goes viral – WWLP-22News, May 2020

Left to Right: Archbishop Timothy Paul, SCP Director Karen Finn, musician/artist Fabeyon & seated at the piano, musician/artist Shamrok

Noted pianist & Masetro Kevin Rhodes of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra plays SCP Painted Piano at Springfield Financial Plaza. – 22 News, July 12, 2019


Artist Robert Markey hand pianted the featured piano being played. Learn more about Painted Pianos here

Community Beat highlight of Springfield Cultural Partnership – African-American Point of View (p.17), July 1, 2019

“I see the many tentacles of outreach by the Springfield Cultural Partnership (SCP) in a positive light as a sound, viable effort in increasing local arts and cultural expressions that benefit our community,” said writer Ken Harris. Read full article

Fresh Paint brings nine murals to downtown – Springfield Cultural Partnership Director Karen Finn comments on the new city paint of murals. – The Reminder, June 18, 2019

Describing the impact the mural project had, Finn said, “You can’t put a price on what we saw happen organically.” She added the project was “like a big hug for downtown.” Read full article

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