After a dreary winter, Newton Community Pride was pleased to bring more inviting  and art-filled spaces to the Newton Al Fresco Dining Program. Working with local artists, NCP commissioned artists to paint bistro tables, murals and jersey barriers to bring color and creativity to our village centers in the spring of 2021.

Thank you to Village Bank Logo our Presenting Sponsor and our other sponsors found on our Home Page.  Meet the artists and see where you can find their work.

A special thank you also for the partnership with the City of Newton Parks, Recreation & Culture Department, DPW and Planning & Economic Development.  More information from the City of Newton here

Franklin Marval

Colorful table with heart in center Franklin Painting the hopscotch Hopscotch in rainbow colors

In Newton Centre Parking Area: Table repurposed from electric spool donated by Eversource. Colorful Hopscotch.

Harun Zankel

 Harun 2-Al Fresco Harun 3-Al Fresco  green blue mural in stand in parking lot

In Newton Centre Parking Area: Two sets of barriers and murals.

 Sara Tomkins

two green and one blue small tables with painted mandalas on top two young girls with mask sitting at a bench with one of the painted side tables Grandma wearing mask on bench waving. Baby next to her using blue table to stand

In Newton Centre Green: Side Tables

 Kate Carleton

Woman in Blue coat painting Yellow Flowers Green table with orange flowers newton to blue Adirondack chair Blue table wit purple and white flowers with yellow centers and green stems Blue Table with Yellow Flowers Women in red and woman in white painting barriers with sunflowers

In Newton Centre Green: Side Tables; Farmstead Table on Union Street: Jersey Barriers

 Leslie and Grey Held

Light blue barrier with painted white fence and flowers. Artist in Black tank top, khaki shorts and black cap kneeling Close up of Painted Robin with Red Breast on the Painted Barrier Painted white face, flowers , grass and red birds with woman in white t shirt standing behind giving thumbs up painted street dividers

 In West Newton Elm Street Lot: Jersey Barriers

Man with black cap posing on blue barrier with painted pink flowers      Woman with Blonde Curly hair blue t shirt, light skin and white frame sunglasses leaning on barrier that is painted light blue with boxes of coors an swirls

 In Newton Upper Falls Greenway: Jersey Barriers

Raquel Fornasaro
Instagram/Twitter: @raquelfornasaro

Bench with two painted tables

In Newton Highlands Center: Side Tables

 Zeina Skaff Kahhale

 Artist painting a white barrier with red, orange and green geometric shapes  Female artist in blue hat, purple shirt and blue jeans painting a red triangle on a white barrier  Group Painting Colorful Geometric Shapes on White Barriers

 On Union Street In Newton Centre: Jersey Barriers

Ocllo Mason


 In Newton Centre Green: Spool Tables

Jane Feigenson

    Artist with Painted tables

 In Newton: Spool Tables

 Beautification Team Planting Pansies in Several Locations

Woman in Pink Shirt putting flower in large vase outside in front of building