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CHECK IN
As you arrive to the conference please head to check in located at the front desk of 248 Cabot Street. Here you will get your conference badge, program, swag as well as find answers to your questions! Check In before the first session of the conference opens at 7:45 a.m. 

If you are unable to arrive in that time frame, not to worry, the Check In table will have someone to answer your questions each day, as well as check in late arrivals.
Saturday Check In/Info Desk Schedule
8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sunday Check In/Info Desk Schedule
7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.


Please note all presenters and attendees are required to check in at the registration desk prior to attending any sessions.

LUNCH
Saturday lunch is on your own. Check out the session Lunch on Your Own to see a list of walkable restaurants.
Sunday lunch is provided as part of the lunch alike sessions that are focused around a number of themes. Please add this session to your schedule if you are planning on joining us for lunch on Sunday so we can order an appropriate number of lunches!

PARKING
Public Lots
Parking by Montserrat is available in the public lots listed below at $0.25 per hour from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday. The public lots are shown in blue on the parking map. Pay for parking at any public lot paystation using credit cards or quarters.  The GoParkit smartphone app is an alternative payment option available.
  • Upper and Lower Pond Street Lot (behind The Cabot Lodge - 278 Cabot Street)
  • Pond/Chapman Street Lot (behind the Atomic Cafe, Soma and Beverly Bank)
  • Federal/Chapman Street East Lot (behind the Family Dollar store)
  • Federal/Chapman Street West Lot (adjacent to 6 Chapman Street)
  • Hale/Briscoe Street Lot (adjacent to 5 Briscoe Street)
On Street Parking
On street parking is available in different zones.  The hourly rate is dependent on the zone.

Green Zone
  • Shown in green on the parking map.
  • $0.75 per hour, from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday.
  • Pay at any on-street ‘green zone’ paystation using credit cards or quarters.
  • GoParkit smartphone app is an alternative payment option.

Red Zone
  • Shown in red on the parking map.
  • Free of charge to visitors, from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday for a limited time period of 4 hours.
There is no charge for on street parking or lot parking on Sundays. Learn more here. 

Questions? Email conference@massarted.com if you can’t find your answer here! 
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Laura Evonne Steinman

hand in hand arts
Art Educator / Community Artist
Worcester, Massachusetts
Laura Evonne Steinman is a community artist who creates art with folks of all abilities. She has extensive experience working with individuals with mental health / intellectual disabilities. Laura Evonne connects material uses to local environments and weaves in social justice as core values. Awarded the MAEA community service award in 2014, Laura Evonne facilitates workshops in schools, centers, hospitals, farms, on the street, etc. She is gifted working with small budgets, random materials and very feisty folks. Her sessions are calming, transformative and draw on the gifts from the group.

Laura Evonne draws from her lived experience as a child with a learning disability who loved hands on learning (and still does). You can find dirt under her nails & sewing supplies in her car.