As part of Art in August, for August the Griffin Museum will have free admission (does not include programming) for Winchester Residents with proof of residency.
Join us for FREE Exhibition Tours, Fun Photo Activities, Frosty Treats and More! Get creative and have some fun with our Photo Activities including a Sun Print station. Free Fun Friday sponsored by Highland Street Foundation.
Tour the Griffin’s three exciting exhibitions currently on view: The 23th Juried Show: The Ed Friedman Legacy Exhibition in the Main Gallery, Personalities by Gary Beeber in the Griffin Gallery and Honor Thy Mother by Rocio de Alba in the Atelier Gallery.
As a part of the Highland Street Foundation’s ninth annual Free Fun Fridays initiative, visitors will have free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 11th to the Griffin Photography Museum, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA.
Since its inception in 2009, Free Fun Fridays has drawn more than 1,000,000 visitors to venues throughout the Commonwealth. Last year alone, the program reached more than 160,000 people with many partner institutions, such as The Mount in Lenox, The Old State House in Boston, Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich and the EcoTarium in Worcester, experiencing record-breaking attendance. According to Executive Director, Blake Jordan, the Highland Street Foundation expects that those numbers will increase again this year with the program’s expansion.
Free Fun Fridays is a summer program that offers visitors free admission to many cultural venues in Massachusetts. Eighty-five institutions, from art museums to zoos, will join the program, an increase from the 80 venues that took part in 2016.
“2017 marks the most extensive Free Fun Fridays yet and we are excited to welcome a number of new venues, from the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, to the Berkshire Theatre Group, Maritime Gloucester on the North Shore and the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton,” said Jordan. “Reaching the 1,000,000 visitor milestone last year was a real testament to Free Fun Fridays impact. The Highland Street Foundation remains committed to enriching the lives of people of every age and background by providing easy access to the diverse cultural institutions that call Massachusetts home.”
The Massachusetts Cultural Council applauds the Highland Street Foundation in its efforts to showcase the Bay State’s extraordinary cultural venues and promote their wide-ranging missions,” said Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. “Through this essential initiative, the participating institutions have the opportunity to inspire, engage and educate children and adults— ranging from babies to seniors and everyone in between. Equally important, Free Fun Fridays helps introduce the cultural community to diverse audiences.”
Two-hour parking for the museum is available on Shore Road, and three-hour parking is available on Skillings Road.
To learn more about the Free Fun Fridays, and the Highland Street Foundation.