Inspiration for 2020

Event Example Sheets

Seeking inspiration for your very own ArtWeek event? The below sheets provide examples of past events to help you brainstorm how you can get involved in ArtWeek. 

By Type of Host and/or Location

By Event Genre/Focus

special programs

Want to get involved with ArtWeek, but not host an event? Check out these inspirations for three of ArtWeek’s Special Programs!

Art of Food

Lodging Offers

Light Up the Night

Doughnuts & Draughts created this doughnut, inspired by the artwork of Harvey Ball who created the smiley face mural located downtown. 

Created by Ryan McGovern and inspired by the song of the same name from A Tribe Called Quest, this dish featured coppa, soft egg, giardinera, herbs, and EVOO.

Inspired by street artist Banksy, Iconica Social Club used created a visual stark contrast between the black (espresso + activated charcoal) and white of the milk. 

This package sparked creativity by including: a watercolor paint kit & canvas, complimentary shuttle service throughout the cultural district, complimentary passes to a local museum partner and a behind-the-scenes tour, as well as a discount on the night’s stay.

This hotel also hosted an ArtWeek event and encouraged attendance/provided a discount for those who also stayed at the hotel. (Bed & Breakfasts – perhaps offer an Art of Food specialty breakfast item!)

This chain of stays encouraged statewide travel and “stay-cations” by offering discounts at different locations throughout the state.

This iconic building changed the color of their usual outdoor lighting to celebrate ArtWeek.

To help kick off ArtWeek, this city lit up their bridge in a variety of colors.

This Community Partner went above and beyond by lighting up their building (complete with giant letters spelling out ARTWEEK) and adding a musical element to create a nighttime spectacular.


Read how other towns and communities used ArtWeek to inspire creativity and unity in their own backyards! Each also contains key take-aways  and inspiring examples. 

Photo credits:

TOP HEADER: 2019 Event – Community Drum Circle/Spaulding Rehabilitation Center (Sandwich)

SPECIAL PROGRAM IMAGES: (please see example lists)