Newton Arts Stroll & Shop
On Sunday, December 2 from noon-6pm, Newton Centre is being transformed into a vintage Main Street for the Newton Cultural Alliance’s Arts Stroll & Shop. Featuring participation from 40 local businesses and 100 artists and musicians, the Stroll makes it fashionable for you to shop, eat, and art local.
The Newton Cultural Alliance (NCA), a coalition of 24 Newton non-profit arts and cultural members, is presenting the Stroll for the second year to make it easy for Newton residents and visitors to Shop Local – Eat Local – Art Local. The Stroll also brings culture and business together for the benefit of our community. Newton Centre shop and restaurant owners are enthusiastic for the opportunity to collaborate.
What can you expect at the Stroll? Empty storefronts on Centre St, Beacon St, and Union St are being turned into pop-up art galleries and performance spaces. Your favorite chic boutiques will be decked out and offering Stroll day discounts. Chefs are creating specialty menus for the event. NCA members the New Philharmonia Orchestra, Newton Open Studios, Newton Art Association, New Art Center, Cappella Clausura, Suzuki School of Newton, and more are providing the cultural entertainment. There’s fun and community spirit to be had for families, couples, friends, and everyone in between!
There is even a free community concert! At 4pm the NCA will present the collaborative performance at the First Baptist Church (848 Beacon St, Newton Centre). Join your friends and neighbors for the music and even join in a sing-a-long! Following the concert, a Stroll & Sing will follow luminaries that have been lit throughout the Centre. This is a guaranteed magical way to close a day full of community spirit, holiday joy, and supporting local businesses and organizations.
Stroll maps with participants and schedules are available in participating stores, on the Newton Cultural Alliance’s website, www.newtonculture.org, and the Arts Stroll & Shop Facebook page. For more information, visit www.newtonculture.org.