ArtWeek to Offer More Than 100 Creative Events Sept 25 – Oct 4 – Mostly Free!
Contact: Michelle Chapman
BOSTON – September 2, 2015 – How would you like to celebrate a Bavarian ARToberfest? Meet the “Make Way for Ducklings” sculptress? Learn the physics behind art? Witness live street art in South Boston? Or, meet a legendary underground comic book artist? These are all part of ArtWeek Boston, a creative festival for all that includes more than 100 events in Boston and beyond from September 25 – October 4.
Presented by the Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center, ArtWeek offers an exciting selection of creative events in 40 neighborhoods and towns, including: Boston, Acton, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Concord, Dennis, Dorchester, Falmouth, Framingham, Harvard, Harwich, Hingham, Jamaica Plain, Lowell, Mansfield, Marion, Mashpee, Medford, Newton, Oak Bluffs, Sandwich, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Wenham. The complete calendar of events can be found at artweekboston.org.
“This fifth ArtWeek represents a 50% growth in events over this time last year. In addition to events that children and families can enjoy, just about every genre is represented from theatre, dance, and music to visual and culinary arts with many special tours and hands-on activities,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of Citi Performing Arts Center.” And we couldn’t have done it without the support of Highland Street Foundation.”
Many ArtWeek events are designed with families in mind, such as a Cinderella-inspired Fashion Week event for Kids in Boston on September 26th, an Ever-Morphing Clay Sculpture in Somerville on September 27th, and Characters and Crafts in Brockton on September 30th. This fall, ArtWeek will also have a growing presence on the Cape and Islands. ArtWeek falls within National Hispanic Heritage Month from mid-September through mid-October, so people can enjoy a special puppet opera or Master Class voice instruction in Cambridge, or a lecture with music called From Spain to Cuba and Back in Harvard Square. October is also National Arts & Humanities Month, so ArtWeek is a great way to celebrate through October 4th.
Now in its third year, ArtWeek takes place in the fall and spring, highlighting creative experiences from dance, visual art, and theater performances to hands-on creative activities and unique behind-the-scenes opportunities. 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. Most recently, ArtWeek has received a prestigious grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Arts Program.
ArtWeek’s media partners include WHDH-TV/WLVI-TV, Boston.com, Greater Media (including radio stations Magic 106.7, Country 102.5, HOT 96.9. 92.9 WBOS, and WROR 105.7), and Titan Cares, with additional support from Clear Channel, the MBTA, and Long Haul Films.