On the front lawn of the Morse Institute Library in Natick Center a Free Little Art Gallery has been placed to encourage passers-by to make art, take art, or leave art. Based on the popular Little Free Library concept, signage tells the curious, “Everyone is welcome to leave a piece, take a piece, or have a look around and just enjoy what’s inside.”
The goal of the installation is to encourage and facilitate free access to viewing and obtaining original art for all.
A few simple rules:
- Art should be small and can include both 2D and 3D pieces.
- Those leaving art should follow the basic rules of human kindness and respect.
- Please don’t take the people. They are the patrons of the art gallery.
That sounds easy. Let the artsy fun begin.
We picked up a lovely tulip watercolor (below) by Ginger McEachern. The artist was involved in the creation of Natick’s latest public art project, peacelovenatick01760, unveiled earlier this summer in the Adams Street Art Alley.
Now that we finally have a place to bring our little projects, we rushed straight home to find a contribution. We make bookmarks from discarded tomes and give them to friends and family. And as of right now, to Natick’s Free Little Art Gallery.
The Free Little Art Gallery is open 24/7.
Here are the Morse Institute Library hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 7pm (Children’s Room closes at 6pm)
Friday – Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Note: Library hours will expand after Labor Day.