The Braintree Art Association, established in 1960 in Braintree, Massachusetts, has been supportive of both amateur and professional artists for over four decades. Meetings of the Association were at the old Thayer Library originally, followed by the Council of Aging, and currently held at the new Thayer Public Library. Many members were very productive and went on to be talented artists and teachers.
The Association’s members organized community dances and art shows, hoping to fund a center all their own, a goal we continue to work towards. We also held classes and workshops with local artists, and our members often met and continue to meet informally to paint together.
Our main activity continues to be the monthly DEMOs instructed by talented local artists. Each year, we also hold two big art shows and one big art sale.
Presently we have 100 members. Our goal is to continue to offer stimulating DEMOS and art shows. And soon we may be offering classes at the Braintree Community Art Center opening in the fall on Washington Street, Braintree.