Arts Stroll & Shop
The Arts Stroll & Shop is an annual collaborative, community event that celebrates local artists, food, and small businesses. The Stroll makes it easy and fashionable to shop local, eat local, and art local.
History Of The Stroll
The Newton Cultural Alliance founded the Arts Stroll & Shop in December 2011 in Newton Centre in order to:
- Offer NCA's members a collaborative performance and exhibit opportunity.
- Thank Newton's business community for their years of donations by bringing arts audiences directly into their businesses.
- Create a memorable and engaging day for our community.
In its first year, The Stroll had 30 business participants from Newton Centre and Piccadilly Square, along with 50+ artists and musicians entertaining shoppers and diners. Empty storefronts were transformed into pop-up art galleries and the collaborative power of arts and business was apparent to all. Over the years, The Stroll has evolved into a fun-filled day that continues to delight Newton residents of all ages.