127 events – 64% free – scheduled in 45 neighborhoods and towns
Contact: Michelle Chapman
How would you like to paint with your food or learn to dance with the cast of Dirty Dancing? Or listen to an a capella concert in a distillery or join an Afro-Latin drum circle? What about sitting down to a meal inspired by the soundtrack of the cult classic movie Pulp Fiction? These are all part of ArtWeek Boston, a bi-annual, 10-day celebration of Greater Boston’s creativity made possible by 175 creative and business partners from May 1 – 10.
Presented by the Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center, ArtWeek offers an exciting selection of more than 125 events in 45 neighborhoods and towns, including: Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Lowell, and expanded this year to Beverly, Brookline, Chelmsford, Concord, Framingham, Gloucester, Haverhill, Ipswich, Mansfield, Marion, Maynard, Medford, Natick, Needham, Provincetown, Salem, Sandwich, , Watertown, Wenham, and West Newton. The majority of events are free with 94% under $25. The complete calendar of events can be found at www.artweekboston.org.
Launched in Fall 2013 to rave reviews, ArtWeek highlights such things as pop-up dinner theater, immersive workshops in unusual places, and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks. Last year, the initiative was named a “50 on Fire” by BostInno and “Best of the New” by Boston Globe Magazine, and has been cited by Americans for the Arts as a national model for innovation. More than 25,000 people have enjoyed ArtWeek since inception.
ArtWeek is proud to collaborate with major media partners including WCVB-TV, Boston.com, Boston Metro, the Improper Bostonian, and Greater Media (including radio stations Magic 106.7, Country 102.5, HOT 96.9. 92.9 WBOS, and WROR 105.7), Titan Cares, and CMT Taxi Media. Other supporters include the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, FluidReview, W Boston Hotel, Long Haul Films, and CO Everywhere. All ArtWeek partners are passionately committed to enlivening and enriching creative communities for both residents and visitors in the City of Boston and beyond, and in continuing to build the reputations of Boston and the State of Massachusetts as exciting places to be.
For more information, visit www.artweekboston.org.
About Highland Street Foundation
Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $145 million to many worthy non-profit organizations. It is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California specifically in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit www.highlandstreet.org
About Citi Performing Arts Center
Citi Performing Arts Center [formerly The Wang Center for the Performing Arts], which includes the Wang, Shubert and Emerson Colonial Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost not-for-profit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, one-night engagements, and Broadway musicals. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historical Theater District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of award-winning and free educational and community programs; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For further information, please go to www.citicenter.org.