ātac's mission is to provide a venue for visual and performing artists and nurture a community of artists, art supporters, and art appreciators in the MetroWest area of greater Boston.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization in downtown Framingham, MA. Founded in 2005. We host high-quality, professional musicians and performers and are home to a variety of programs, open mics, and classes. Our vision includes bringing together a diverse community of artists and art appreciators of all ages, cultures, and interests in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Visual arts at ātac creates opportunities for regional artists to develop and exhibit 2D and 3D work through exhibitions, murals, and public art projects. We curate our three galleries throughout the year with a rotation of group and solo exhibitions. With artist talks, meetups, special Artist Memberships, markets, and our lobby “Things Shop,” ātac is continually developing new avenues for our visual arts community to reach their creative potential!
ātac’s 135 seat theater and galleries are perfect for your CD release party, fundraiser, recital, wedding, business event, private party, film screenings, and more. Let our experienced staff and technicians help you plan and execute your event with professional quality. The theater, staffed with skilled sound and lighting technicians, is available to artists for video or photoshoots, live recordings, or rehearsals. We offer competitive rates and special discounts for non-profits and members.
From open mics, professional and emerging musicians, to traditional theater, if you’re looking to perform or enjoy a night of entertainment, ātac has something for you! Our Firehouse theater offers our performers and audience an intimate experience to enjoy rock, hip hop, jazz, folk, comedy, theater, burlesque, open mics, and more. If you’re just starting out, have been touring for decades, or you’re somewhere in between ātac’s performing arts program has a place for you!
ātac was founded in 2005 by Michael Moran with the vision of bringing together a community of artists and art appreciators of all ages, cultures, and interests. Our first home was a small storefront in the village of Saxonville on the north side of Framingham. However, after a year of sold-out performances, it was clear that ātac needed a larger venue.
In May 2007, Framingham Town Meeting voted to lease the historic downtown Hollis Street Firehouse to ātac for 50 years. We began a Capital Campaign to renovate the building. The Board ...
ātac is an active community of artists, performers, technicians, community leaders, and volunteers, and each person is a valued member of our team. We’re always looking for enthusiastic, responsible folks to join us. If you’re looking to be involved in the arts and make a difference in your community, we would love to find a fit for your skills and ideas at ātac. You can find out more about our opportunities here!