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Milton’s cultural organizations have banded together to present a week’s worth of events through May 5 as part of the state’s Artweek celebration.

The offerings range from a rare look at newly discovered Audubon illustrations at the Wakefield Estate, to an author’s talk about the lost art of letter writing at the Forbes House Museum, to an intergenerational art installation at the Milton Council on Aging.

Local restaurants and a craft beer outlet also are involved. Abby Park, Novara, The Plate, Steel & Rye, and Craft and Cru each will add at least one special item to their menu for Artweek, drawing inspiration from a painting, song, movie, or other work of art.

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“Hopefully this is the start of something that will really grow,” said Heidi Vaughan, executive director of the Forbes House Museum. “All of us are looking to drive more traffic to our sites and we understand we can do more together.”

Artweek started in Boston in 2013; more than 125 communities across the state now participate.

More information about Artweek Milton is available at www.facebook.com/ArtweekMilton.


Johanna Seltz can be reached at seltzjohanna@gmail.com