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ArtBeat 2019


Sat., July 13, 11:00am


1 Davis Square, Somerville


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Download a full ArtBeat 2019 PDF guide and schedule to the festival

ArtBeat 2019: Consumed 

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 suggested donation of $3--get a theme based dogtag 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 peformances 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.

SCHEDULE

Date Timesort ascending Location Performance
July 13 9:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Cliff Notez
July 13 8:00 PM Seven Hills Stage The Sun Parade
July 13 7:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Grupo Fantasia
July 13 6:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Klezwoods
July 13 5:20 PM Elm St. Stage ArtBeat Parade with Grooversity
July 13 5:00 PM Seven Hills Stage The Ruta Beggars
July 13 4:30 PM Elm St. Stage El Huateque
July 13 4:00 PM Seven Hills Stage The Northern Skulls
July 13 3:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Vocal Oppostion
July 13 3:30 PM Elm St. Stage Lily Black
July 13 3:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Swimming Bell
July 13 2:30 PM Somerville Theatre Luminarium
July 13 2:30 PM Elm St. Stage Mike Gent
July 13 2:30 PM Somerville Theatre Jessica Roseman & Jorrit Dijkstra
July 13 2:30 PM Somerville Theatre Michela Doherty and Dancers
July 13 2:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Grace Givertz
July 13 2:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Barrence Whitfield
July 13 1:30 PM Elm St. Stage Red Shaydez
July 13 1:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Oom Young Doe Martial Arts Demo
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 1:00 PM Somerville Theatre Luminarium
July 13 12:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Magnificent Monster Circus
July 13 12:30 PM Elm St. Stage Juan Carlos Ruiz & Friends
July 13 12:00 PM Elm St. Plaza Knucklebones
July 13 12:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
July 13 11:00 AM Traffic Intersection Baby Virus
July 13 11:00 AM Traffic Intersection Consumed Data Lab
July 13 11:00 AM Traffic Intersection Conserve to Preserve with BuzzRoar
July 13 11:00 AM Elm St. Plaza Matt Heaton & The Outside Toys
July 13 11:00 AM Statue Park Plaza Consumed Art Therapy Workshop
July 13 11:00 AM Festival Center Quench Buggy
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
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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
Fri., July 15, 6:00pm to Sat., July 16, 6:00pm
Catherine Aiello, ArtBeat 2016 artist
Artbeat 2015
Fri., July 17, 5:30pm to Sat., July 18, 6:00pm
Artbeat 2014
Fri., July 18, 6:00pm to Sat., July 19, 10:00pm
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
ArtBeat 2010
ArtBeat 2009
Fri., July 17, 5:00pm to Sun., July 19, 7:00pm
ArtBeat 2008
Fri., July 18, 5:00pm to Sat., July 19, 7:10pm