Early Bird Special: Public Art & Festivals

February 13, 2020

Want your ArtWeek experience to have a little bit of everything? Check out these incredible public art installations and arts festivals. From open studios to artist markets, town-wide fairs and public art, there’s something for everyone!

                                   A big thank you to these event hosts who submitted their event applications by the Early Bird deadline.

ArtsFest Hudson at the Hudson Downtown Business Improvement District- Create and celebrate local art! ArtsFest Hudson will feature 50 arts and craft vendors, live musical performances, and interactive community art projects and demonstrations – Hudson

ArtWeek at Zoo New England– Join us for a day of creativity, and express your love of all things wild and wonderful through music, art and more! – Boston

Belchertown Art Walk at Belchertown Town Common- Watch local artists at work, draw a picture, listen to music, make some jewelry, watch a dance performance, sign up for one of many workshops, or swing by different venues just to see what the artists within the community are up to! – Belchertown

Celebrate Public Art! at Friends of Heritage Park on The Greenway- This two-part program includes celebrating World Labyrinth Day followed by the Reception to View the 2020 Reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture with Tea & Desserts—a special highlight will be students from The Eliot K-8 Innovation School, Boston Public Schools sharing their stories – Boston

Studios Without Walls: 2020 See Change - Riverway Park

First Fridays Artswalk in Downtown Pittsfield- Special activities for this ArtWeek First Friday include individual and community-wide interactive art-making and artist demonstrations at NUarts Studios and Gallery—Pittsfield 

Kaleidoscopes: See the World Differently at Rose Kennedy Greenway- Interact with these magical life-sized kaleidoscope exhibits of mirrors and lights—Boston

Cotuit Corridor - Cotuit Center for the Arts

May First Friday Vineyard Haven at Martha’s Vineyard Museum- Join us for a celebration of the arts community and culture with live music, food trucks, and 40+ art vendors – Vineyard Haven

Nantucket ArtWeek in the Nantucket Cultural District- This week-long celebration will feature visual, musical, theatrical, literary, and other fine arts along with appreciation of the island’s historical, architectural, and other cultural assets – Nantucket 

Palmer Artisan Festival at the Palmer Historical & Cultural Center- This weekend festival has a wide range of wonderful and family-friendly artistic activities—including musical & dance performances, juggling instruction by a stilt walker, and outdoor yarn art – Three Rivers

PorchFest and Medfield Anthology at Medfield State Hospital Grounds- Presented by the Cultural Alliance of Medfield, this day-long music festival will include nine diverse performances, including a full production of the new walking play, “Medfield Anthology” – Medfield


Second Annual Cotuit Corridor at Cotuit Center for the Arts- Six Cotuit organizations and businesses will be hosting a block party style celebration of the arts complete with food, drinks, music, visual art, tours, and literature – Cotuit 

Studios Without Walls: 2020 See Change at Riverway Park- Visit our free “museum” featuring 16 sculptures to lift your spirits and welcome Spring, featuring artist-guided tours, activities, and a reception – Brookline 

UNBOUND IV at Cotuit Center for the Arts- An innovative, interactive, and collaborative arts experience exploring community creative expression featuring visual artists, dancers, poets, and musicians, along with audience interaction – Cotuit

Westwood Artists’ Market at Post Office Square- Enjoy an artist’s market where video created by Westwood Media Center will provide a behind-the-scenes look at makers’ studios and processes – Westwood 

Porchfest and Medfield Anthology - Cultural Alliance of Medfield

Be sure to check back for more information on these events and more when our calendar goes live on April 1st!

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