Main Idea

stART on the Street 

Sunday, Sept 16, 2018
11:00 AM-6:00 PM | Highland and Pleasant Streets

Main IDEA will be hosting a youth arts booth at the upcoming stART on the Street! This annual outdoor arts festival was the brainchild of an independent group of local artists and art lovers in 2002. stART on the Street is organized by a group of dedicated volunteers committed to changing the cultural scope of Worcester and Central Massachusetts. Learn more here.

Exhilarate Worcester 

Saturday, Sept 22, 2018
1:00 PM-10:00 PM | Worcester Common

Main IDEA is excited to attend the first ever “Exhilarate Worcester” Event! This music and arts festival is family friendly and all proceeds will benefit Woodland Academy Elementary School. The event will feature musicians, art vendors, local food, yoga, and much more! Get tickets and find out more here.

Teen Open Mic & Art Night  (Sept)

Tuesday, Sept 25, 2018
6:00 PM-8:00 PM | Worcester PopUp, 20 Franklin Street

Main IDEA Youth & Arts is excited to be hosting a Teen Open Mic & Art Night series at the Worcester PopUp! This event is FREE and open to all teens ages 12-18. Come by to share a song or spoken word, sketch or paint your own work of art, see our teen art gallery, and enjoy free refreshments! Find out more here.

Space for performers is limited! Sign up to reserve your performance spot here: https://goo.gl/forms/8oZa6eoQCLWSukuF3

Street parking may be found around the Worcester PopUp building (20 Franklin Street), as well as the following parking garages:

Teen Open Mic & Art Night (Oct)

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018
6:00 PM-8:00 PM | Worcester PopUp, 20 Franklin Street

Main IDEA Youth & Arts is excited to be hosting a Teen Open Mic & Art Night series at the Worcester PopUp! This event is FREE and open to all teens ages 12-18. Come by to share a song or spoken word, sketch or paint your own work of art, see our teen art gallery, and enjoy free refreshments! Find out more here.

Space for performers is limited! Sign up to reserve your performance spot here: https://goo.gl/forms/hlhD8fgqcs2VOWDQ2

Street parking may be found around the Worcester PopUp building (20 Franklin Street), as well as the following parking garages:

Teen Open Mic & Art Night (Nov)

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018
6:00 PM-8:00 PM | Worcester PopUp, 20 Franklin Street

Main IDEA Youth & Arts is excited to be hosting a Teen Open Mic & Art Night series at the Worcester PopUp! This event is FREE and open to all teens ages 12-18. Come by to share a song or spoken word, sketch or paint your own work of art, see our teen art gallery, and enjoy free refreshments! Find out more here.

Space for performers is limited! Sign up to reserve your performance spot here: https://goo.gl/forms/NzAy1PSjMWpSLwfD3

Street parking may be found around the Worcester PopUp building (20 Franklin Street), as well as the following parking garages:

Worcester Youth Holiday Concert

Friday, Dec 7, 2018
6:00 PM-8:00 PM | Worcester PopUp, 20 Franklin Street

Come out to listen to local, young talent at the Worcester PopUp! Youth musicians ages 10-18 will be performing solos, duos, and ensembles in various genres. By creating their own music and art, these Worcester youth performers will help other Worcester youth have the opportunity to create their own as well; proceeds from the event will go toward Main IDEA Youth & Arts, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing arts programs for under-resourced youth in Worcester.

Tickets: $10 (ALL non-performers), purchased at the door. Line up of musicians and more details to come!

Parking at the Event:
Street parking may be found around the Worcester PopUp building (20 Franklin Street), as well as the following parking garages:

Past Events

 

Main South Block Party!

Hosted by REC Worcester’s YouthGrow Inititiave

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
5:00 PM-8:00 PM | 63 Oread Street, Worcester

Join us as we attend the Main South Block Party, hosted by REC Worcester’s YouthGrow! Enjoy free food, face painting, music, games, and entertainment! Learn more here.

Main IDEA Friday Night Showcase 2018

Friday, Aug 3, 2018
7:00 PM-8:00 PM | Atwood Hall, Clark University, Worcester

Join us for the Main IDEA 8th Annual Friday Night Showcase! This event will be a culmination of our youth arts program that week; enjoy classroom tours, student performances, ice cream and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and our Youth Art Exhibit! FREE and open to the public.

Worcester Youth Summer Concert!

Friday, July 27, 2018
6:00 PM-8:00 PM | Worcester PopUp, 20 Franklin St., Worcester

Come out to listen to local, young talent at the new Worcester PopUp building! Youth musicians ages 10-18 will be performing solos, duos, and ensembles in various genres. Proceeds from the event will go toward Main IDEA Youth & Arts. Tickets: $10 (ALL non-performers), purchased at the door.

Creative Hub Grand Opening!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
4:00 PM-6:00 PM | 657 Main Street, Worcester

Celebrate with Main IDEA and Creative Hub Worcester as we partner together to offer more arts programs, beginning summer 2018! Enjoy classroom tours, student performances, a cash bar and hors d’oeurvres, silent auction, and our Youth Art Exhibit! RSVP today at info@creativeworcester.org

Make Music Worcester

Thursday, June 21, 2018
2:30 AM-5:30 PM | 651 Main Street, Worcester

Main IDEA is partnering with Creative Hub for Make Music Worcester Day! Youth and families are invited to explore Creative Hub’s new Art Space and create their own instrument!

Day of Hope Worcester

Saturday, June 9, 2018
11:00 AM-4:00 PM | University Park, Worcester

Main IDEA will be offering youth activities at Day of Hope Worcester this year! This community event is a collaborative effort to bring hope to Worcester County through FREE groceries, health screenings, job and career services, family portraits, haircuts, prayer, “Kids Carnival”, community services, and entertainment. Strong participation by local businesses, churches, community agencies, and individuals is crucial to the success of this event. Through this collaborative effort we do together what no one could do alone.

Woodland Academy Cultural Day

Thursday, June 7, 2018
5:30 PM-7:30 PM | Woodland Academy, Worcester