Cushing Square will be at the epicenter of the arts and commerce as the first-ever arts festival takes center stage in Belmont.
"Artitude: Art Makes Belmont Beautiful!" is an outdoor event for the entire family to enjoy where approximately 30 artists will gather to display their work.
More than 20 area merchants and businesses, including a variety of retail stores, specialty shops, restaurants, wine shops and boutiques, will be open with special offers promotions.
Streets will be closed down for all to enjoy browsing Cushing Square, a go-to-shopping destination for the Belmont and surrounding communities.
The outdoor arts festival takes place today, Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cushing Square from Common Street between Payson Road and Trapelo Road.
Artists, volunteers, merchants, residents and families building community through art and commerce.
The event was founded by Think Big, Think Belmont, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to generate awareness to the Cushing Square area, shops, boutiques and restaurants.
“This is a very exciting new event for Belmont and its businesses,” said Belmont Selectman Andy Rojas.
"The town is fully supportive of this cultural first time event, and we are looking forward to hosting it for our residents for many years to come.”