Southboro Open Land Foundation

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Southborough Community Fund Grant for Art on the Trails 2019

The Southborough Community Fund awarded a $5000 grant to the Southborough Open Land Foundation to fund the third annual Art on the Trails Program to be held at the Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve. The program includes a juried exhibition of artwork on the trails, a poetry submissions that respond to the art, a published catalog/poetry chapbook, an opening and closing event, and ongoing walking tours.
This is the third year that the Southborough Community Fund has helped fund this highly successful program. SOLF is grateful for the continuing support it receives from the SCF.
Art on the Trails 2018: Unexpected Gestures has closed for the year. The highly attended event, planned and coordinated by Southborough Artist Catherine Weber in  collaboration with the Southborough Open Land Foundation, was open from June 13 to September 23, 2018 at the Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve, Southborough, Massachusetts. The 2018 theme focused on how does it feel to encounter art in an unexpected place? How does that gesture change your experience of nature? This exhibition offered artists the opportunity to install site-specific work in a natural environment that  surprised and delighted the hundreds of visitors at Beals Preserve for four months in 2018. Now the planning begins for Art on the Trails, 2019.


The Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF) was founded in 1988 to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources in the Town of Southborough. Our goal is to maintain and improve the quality of life for the benefit of present and future generations of Southborough’s residents and visitors.

Since its founding, the Southborough Open Land Foundation has preserved seventeen properties totaling 181 acres as open space in Southborough. As Southborough’s local land trust, SOLF needs your help to support our activities in land protection, stewardship and nature education work in Southborough. Please join SOLF today.

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