2020 Theme: Rising Up


The Southborough Open Land Foundation, in collaboration with Southborough Artist Catherine Weber, is pleased to present the 2020 Art On the Trails: Rising Up. The exhibition was installed on Saturday,  June 6 and Sunday, June 7 and will remain until September 13, 2020 at the Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve, Southborough, Massachusetts. We are pleased to announce that the 2020 art juror will be Hilary Zelson. Learn more about Hilary.

Theme: Rising Up

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but rising up every time we fail.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we move through our lives, in our communities, in our world, we are challenged. How do we face those challenges and move forward with courage? Artists responding to this theme are asked to consider this question and respond with proposals that answer the question or demonstrate the rising of the human spirit.

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We will be accepting poetry submissions in response to the installations through September 7. Learn more here

A poetry reading of selected poetry will be held online on Sunday, October 18 at 6 PM. 

The 2020 Art on the Trails is pleased to receive generous support from: