The Belmont Cultural Council hosts the first pop-up showcase art exhibit at the Belmont Center


The Belmont Cultural Council is dedicated to enhancing the cultural life of Belmont residents. Council member Kathleen Hagan suggested that filling vacant storefronts around town with the work of local artists would do just that.

Hagan contacted Alex Burke, owner of 48 Leonard St., about the possibility of using the windows of 48 Leonard St. to display such art. When Burke graciously accepted, the Belmont Art Association and the Belmont Gallery of Art were instrumental in finding local artists interested in the opportunity.

The work of three artists – Jessica Parsons Lomeli, Jane Levin and Catherine Pujol-Baxley – is currently on display at 78 Leonard St. and will remain there until the end of April. Anyone who walks down Leonard Street can appreciate these pieces, which have a springtime floral theme, including sunflowers in favor of Ukraine.

Belmont Cultural Council sign

The Belmont Cultural Council, along with the Belmont Art Association and the Belmont Gallery of Art, appreciates Alex Burke’s support of his first Art Pop-Up and would be happy to discuss similar Pop-Ups with other commercial owners of Belmont with vacant storefronts. The beautification of Belmont improves the quality of life for all residents.

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