The LynnArts building at 25 Exchange Street is part of the Historic Bank Block in Downtown Lynn. While it has retained some of its banking features–including bank vaults on the first and second floors–the building has functioned as an arts center for more than 25 years. Many know the building for the musical talent that has passed through its doorways when popular rock radio station WFNX called LynnArts home (1983-2012), while others know the building for the “Lynn Stories” mural, which beautifully captures the history of Lynn from its early shoemaking days through today. Learn more about the mural and the artists here.
In 2014, the Lynn Museum merged with LynnArts and currently owns and operates the building. LynnArts continues to celebrate and support the creative community in Lynn and the Greater North Shore, offering private studio space for contemporary artists, two gallery spaces, and the Neal Rantoul Black Box Theater.
The galleries within the LynnArts building are currently leased by Galleries at LynnArts, a private 501c3. They have visiting hours Fridays 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Saturdays 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and the last Sunday of the month 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. They also have special open hours and classes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a special showing or to inquire about classes.
Neal Rantoul Black Box Theater
The black box theater is currently leased by Arts After Hours, a community theatre group based in Downtown Lynn. They offer seasonal productions featuring talent from the North Shore, Boston, and beyond.
Alex Melcher, Jazz Musician
Alexis Goodfellow, Jazz Musician
Arts After Hours
Barry Ridlon, Painter
Brian Shea, Painter
Charlene McGlame, Painter
Cultura Latina Dance Academy
Galleries at LynnArts
John Bakos, Painter
Karrie Whisler, Painter
KC Pierce, Painter
Leslie Rosenberg, Painter
Martin Whitkin, Painter
Mourad Boussaboune, Painter
Neighbor to Neighbor
North Shore Music Center
OASIS Open Art Studio & Inspirational Space
Oompa, Poet/Rapper & Educator
Salam Abbas, Musician & Guitar Maker
Sheila Golden, Painter
Simone Stivi, Illustrator
Susan Swigor, Painter
The Brush and Fig
Todd “Noble” Holloway, Tattoo Artist & Painter
VIA, Mixed Media Artist
To lease studio space, please go to email@example.com for more information.
The galleries are available to rent for business and social events, such as showers, meetings, birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceañeras, and other special events. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-598-5244 for more information.
The Black Box Theater is also available to rent. Please contact email@example.com for more information.