Jul 20, 2019, 5:00 pmJoin the Somerville Arts Council and the Somerville Flea for a roaming series of three night markets that will take place throughout the...
About the Event
ArtBeat is the city's largest cultural festival, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food, and all-age activities. This year we'll have a giant baby virus installation, Cliff Notez (voted best new artist of 2018 at the Boston Music awards), and a poetry banquet, to name just a few highlights! A free event with a suggested donation of $3--get a theme based dog tag from one of our tables or from the volunteers roaming the festival. Truly, it's a collector's item!! This small gesture is a direct way to support the festival.
On Saturday, July 13th we shut down Davis Square for craft vendors, two stages of music, dance in the Somerville Theater, and a host of great interactive performances from 11 am to 10 pm.
About this year's theme.
Are you consumed by feelings of joy, creativity — or guilt or anxiety? Do you associate the word “consumed” with synonyms like “absorbed” and “engrossed” or “depleted” and “dissipated?” We are interested in all your interpretations of this theme yet are particularly interested in exploring how our consuming habits affect the planet. In fact, the Arts Council (SAC) is teaming up with the City’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) for this festival, to investigate how artists and climate activists can collaborate in ways that affect positive change. Can we consume less? Can we consume in ways that are smarter? We'll have a slew of "consumed" installations and activities including a giant clothing swap and a Consumed Data Lab.
It's B.Y.O.W.B event; that means bring your own water bottle, and fill up at the Quench Buggy!
Thanks to our Sponsors. Please support them, as they support us.
|July 13||11:00 AM||Festival Center||Aqua Alley|
|July 13||11:00 AM||Festival Center||Fixer Fair|
|July 13||11:00 AM||Statue Park Plaza||Statue Park Lineup|
|July 13||11:00 AM||Festival Center||Clothing Swap with Mendi's Boston|
|July 13||11:00 AM||Traffic Intersection||Baby Virus|
|July 13||11:00 AM||Traffic Intersection||Consumed Data Lab|
|July 13||11:00 AM||Elm St. Plaza||Matt Heaton & The Outside Toys|
|July 13||11:00 AM||Traffic Intersection||Conserve to Preserve with BuzzRoar|
|July 13||11:00 AM||Statue Park Plaza||Consumed Art Therapy Workshop|
|July 13||11:00 AM||Festival Center||Quench Buggy|
|July 13||12:00 PM||Seven Hills Stage||Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies|
|July 13||12:30 PM||Elm St. Stage||Juan Carlos Ruiz & Friends|
|July 13||12:30 PM||Elm St. Plaza||Magnificent Monster Circus|
|July 13||1:00 PM||Somerville Theatre||Luminarium|
|July 13||1:00 PM||Somerville Theatre||Jessica Roseman & Jorrit Dijkstra|
|July 13||1:00 PM||Somerville Theatre||Michela Doherty and Dancers|
|July 13||1:00 PM||Seven Hills Stage||Chriz Kaz and the C.O.M.P.|
|July 13||1:30 PM||Elm St. Stage||Red Shaydez|
|July 13||2:00 PM||Seven Hills Stage||Barrence Whitfield|
|July 13||2:30 PM||Elm St. Stage||Mike Gent|
|July 13||2:30 PM||Somerville Theatre||Luminarium|
|July 13||2:30 PM||Somerville Theatre||Jessica Roseman & Jorrit Dijkstra|
|July 13||2:30 PM||Somerville Theatre||Michela Doherty and Dancers|
|July 13||3:00 PM||Seven Hills Stage||Swimming Bell|
|July 13||3:30 PM||Elm St. Stage||Lily Black|
|July 13||4:00 PM||Seven Hills Stage||The Northern Skulls|
|July 13||4:30 PM||Elm St. Stage||El Huateque|
|July 13||5:00 PM||Seven Hills Stage||The Ruta Beggars|
|July 13||5:20 PM||Elm St. Stage||ArtBeat Parade with Grooversity|
|July 13||6:00 PM||Seven Hills Stage||Klezwoods|
|July 13||7:00 PM||Seven Hills Stage||Grupo Fantasia|
|July 13||8:00 PM||Seven Hills Stage||The Sun Parade|
|July 13||9:00 PM||Seven Hills Stage||Cliff Notez|
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