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Artbeat 2014

Artbeat 2014

Fri., July 18, 6:00pm to Sat., July 19, 10:00pm

1 Davis Square, Somerville

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2014 theme: Hatch!

ArtBeat is one of the area's largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and hatch-themed activities.

We like to think of Somerville as a giant incubator, one in which ideas, dreams and art percolate and ultimately, hatch. And so, this year's ArtBeat theme is "hatch," a celebration of our city's creative endeavors. "Hatch" evokes many things: chirping chicks breaking out of their shells, emerging creative projects and scientific break-throughs, and indie businesses busting onto the scene. Let's also consider "hatch" as a noun, as an opening or compartment in a ship, car or building—places where things can be stashed away from the public eye. TV fans might recall the mysterious "hatch" on Lost, a buried steel entryway to the subterranean Dharma Initiative Station. We look forward to your creative interpretations of this year's ArtBeat theme. Dancers might explore emerging from a confined space; tech-savvy artists might share newly hatched innovations in robotics; an artist collective might showcase work that has been created collectively, within an incubator; pet lovers might organize a photography exhibit of newly hatched critters or stage a puppy parade. It's time to bust out of our shells and let our ideas... hatch.



Date Time Locationsort descending Performance
July 18 6:00 PM Along Bike Path Waterlily Sky
July 19 12:15 PM Elm St. Stage The Eight Tracks
July 19 1:00 PM Elm St. Stage Abbie Barrett & the Last Date
July 19 2:00 PM Elm St. Stage The Novel Ideas
July 19 3:00 PM Elm St. Stage Shirim Klezmer Orchestra
July 19 4:00 PM Elm St. Stage Mario Santiago y Radio Mambo
July 19 (All day) Elm Street Plaza Knucklebones
July 19 12:00 PM Elm Street Plaza Slow Boat Home
July 19 1:00 PM Elm Street Plaza Puppet Playtime
July 19 2:00 PM Elm Street Plaza Professor Tea
July 19 (All day) Inside/Out Gallery Hatch Public Art @ Inside/Out Gallery
July 19 (All day) Near bike path & Buena Vista Road Sleep Cycle
July 18 6:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Beantown Social Club
July 18 7:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Lookie Lookie
July 18 8:00 PM Seven Hills Stage André Obin
July 18 9:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Edan
July 19 11:30 AM Seven Hills Stage Boston Tamu Samaaj
July 19 12:30 PM Seven Hills Stage Branches Steel Band
July 19 1:30 PM Seven Hills Stage Petty Morals
July 19 2:30 PM Seven Hills Stage Grand Fatilla
July 19 3:30 PM Seven Hills Stage Willie J. Laws
July 19 4:30 PM Seven Hills Stage Guillermo Sexo
July 19 12:30 PM Somerville Theater Luminarium Dance Company
July 19 2:00 PM Somerville Theater Four Dance Shorts
July 19 3:30 PM Somerville Theater Zoe Dance Company
July 19 2:00 PM Statue Park Curious Creatures
July 19 (All day) Throughout the festival Activities on Traffic Island and Environs
July 19 (All day) Tree at Corner of Dover and Elm Pollination
ArtBeat 2020
Sat., July 11, 11:00am
Max Ernst:  The Hat Makes the Man
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Sat., July 13, 11:00am
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Sat., July 14, 11:00am to 10:00pm
ArtBeat Flip theme; art work by Kari Percival
Artbeat 2017
Sat., July 15, 11:00am to 10:00pm
2017 ArtBeat designer Nicole Anguish/Daykamp Creative
Artbeat 2016
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Catherine Aiello, ArtBeat 2016 artist
Artbeat 2015
Fri., July 17, 5:30pm to Sat., July 18, 6:00pm
Artbeat 2013
Fri., July 19, 6:00pm to Sat., July 20, 10:00pm
Artbeat 2012
Fri., July 20, 6:00pm to Sat., July 21, 6:00pm
ArtBeat 2011
Fri., July 15, 5:00pm to Sat., July 16, 12:00am
ArtBeat 2010
Fri., July 16, 5:45pm to Sat., July 17, 6:00pm
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ArtBeat 2009
Fri., July 17, 5:00pm to Sun., July 19, 7:00pm
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