Art, History, & Theatre


GALA - Gardner Area League of Artists
GALA was organized to promote the arts and culture as an essential component of a healthy community. We believe that artistic expression is a community’s greatest legacy for future generations. GALA increases awareness and appreciation of local arts and culture by way of exhibits, instruction, musical, and spoken word performances. 

Greater Gardner Artists Association

School Street Art Studio
They're a growing community of artists who rent & maintain studios & galleries at the Urquhart Family LLC Complex off Chestnut St. (205 & 213 School St.) It is home to a variety of businesses and is sometimes referred to the New England Woodenware building.


The Gardner Museum
The Gardner Museum is a local history museum located in the heart of Central Massachusetts. Our mission is collecting and preserving materials pertaining to the rich history of Gardner, MA, also known as the "chair city of the world" and "Furniture Capital of New England".  They are home to the popular annual event, the Festival of Trees.

Chair City Community Workshop
The Chair City Community Art Center is a volunteer run space where first hand accounts from furniture workers are made into hand-printed, hand-bound books using old fashioned methods of bookmaking.

Theatre at the Mount

For over 40 years, Theatre at the Mount has been Central Massachusetts’ premier regional theatre presenting high-quality entertainment at affordable prices. TAM’s season consists of five full-scale musicals and plays, a spring children’s show and a fall touring production performed at local elementary schools. Additionally, TAM offers Summer Drama Camp programs for children and teens and sponsors the TAMY award program, celebrating excellence in high school musicals.