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 over 25 years. Many know the building for the musical talent that had 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 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.
Galleries at LynnArts, a private 501c3 arts-based collaborative, currently lease the galleries within the LynnArts building. The Galleries At LynnArts (GALA) is led by a group of local artists and art organizers who have designed two galleries and a gallery shop. These spaces are used to exhibit group and solo shows, as well as house a gallery shop filled with arts and crafts produced by North Shore artists and makers.
GALA is open on Thursday from 1:00-4:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. They also have special open hours and classes. Contact email@example.com for a special showing or to inquire about classes.
Neal Rantoul Vault Theater
Lynn Music Foundation, Inc currently leases the black box theater. The organization’s mission is to provide resources to Lynn artists in music and the arts, helping them to reach their fullest potential by creating an environment for collaboration and providing professional development opportunities for Lynn artists. Additionally, they host a variety of events, such as concerts, workshops, and master classes, that provide members of the community with the opportunity to network and learn more about the music industry.
Alex Melcher, Jazz Musician
Annette Sykes, Painter
Brian Shea, Photographer & Collecter
Charlene McGlame, Painter
Cinda Danh, Photographer & Mixed Media Artist
Coran Henley, Drummer & Audio Engineer
Cultura Latina Dance Academy
Dave Simmons, Musician
Galleries at LynnArts
Grupo de AA Sobriedad Latina (Latin AA)
KC Pierce, Painter
Leslie Fahn Rosenberg, Painter
Lynn Main Streets
Lynn Music Foundation, Inc.
Michael Terrell Aghahowa, Painter
Neighbor to Neighbor
Nicole Werth, Designer & Painter
North Shore Music Center
Salam Abbas, Musician & Guitar Maker
Sasha Sheets, Nail Artist
Sheila Golden, Painter
The Brush and Fig
Todd “Noble” Holloway, Tattoo Artist & Painter
Vania Arroyo, Makeup Artist & Photographer
Those interested in studio space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please note: The LynnArts building is fully occupied. Should something become available, there is a waitlist for those interested in studio space.
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 get in touch with email@example.com or call 617-909-9211 for more information.
The Neal Rantoul Vault Theater is also available to rent. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.