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ArtBeat 2023

ArtBeat 2023

07/15/23 11:00 AM

1 Davis Square , Somerville

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Get ready for ArtBeat 2023! In addition to approximately 100 craft, community, and food vendors on the street, we'll have two stages of music and a dance showcase at the Somerville Theater.

Our calls to musicians, dancers, street performers, craft vendors will be rolling out below:    

*Craft Vendor Call to Artists (deadline April 2nd)  
*General Call for Talent  (deadline April 17th)
(includes the following: street performers, installation artists, interactive artists, puppeteers, etc.)
*Call to Musicians (deadline April 17th)
*Call to Dance artist/companies  (deadline April 17th)

As our line up develops check it out below. 

The Somerville Arts Council's annual multicultural arts festival showcases the City's diverse and vibrant arts communities and attracts ten thousand visitors to Davis Square. Presented by the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) and Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, ArtBeat has reached its 37th year and features an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, food, performance, and interactive activities.

This year's ArtBeat theme: Pulse
At this year‘s festival, we will explore everything that vibrates, pulses and suggests life! We invite artists of all kinds as well as community members to interpret the theme in myriad ways. Let’s delve into all that pulses — things like hearts, cities, lights and drumbeats. Whatever the art form or mode of expression, we seek performances and activities that are brimming, beating, expanding, or keeping a sense of time. Let’s check the pulse of our city: How do we feel? What’s the state of our cultural health? Whether it’s dancers conveying rhythmic contractions or a large, kinetic sculpture that expands and contracts, we look forward to your interpretations of this theme!


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