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Artbeat 2017

2017 ArtBeat designer Nicole Anguish/Daykamp Creative

Artbeat 2017

Sat., July 15, 11:00am to 10:00pm

1 Davis Square, Somerville

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ArtBeat 2017: Voice.

This year's ArtBeat artist designing for our theme and products is:  Nicole Anguish with Daykamp Creative

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 all-age activities.
On Saturday, July 15th 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 6 pm.

This year's ArtBeat theme is "Voice," a celebration of all things that have to do with being vocal —both literally and figuratively. How does a community find a collective voice and be heard? How does an individual find a voice to speak up and share thoughts, desires and frustration?  From sotto voce to a loud roar, voices can take on all volumes, tones and timbres. What's your voice — and how does it harmonize or perhaps clash with other voices? Thinking in a more expansive way, voice doesn't have to be vocal or audible — it is more about advocacy. Someone doesn't always have to speak out loud to be heard; voice can embody all types of expression. We look forward to your creative interpretations of this theme — whether it's a proposed puppet show about a girl who loses her voice, dance choreography that addresses the voices we hear in our heads, or a sound installation about how giving voice can affect change.  Surprise us! Get Vocal! 



Date Timesort descending Location Performance
July 15 11:00 AM Elm St. Plaza Magpie Kids' Band
July 15 12:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio
July 15 12:00 PM Elm St. Plaza Knucklebones
July 15 12:30 PM Somerville Theater Hui Lehua
July 15 12:30 PM Elm St. Stage Strangers By Accident
July 15 1:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Stars Like Ours
July 15 1:00 PM Elm St. Plaza Jeremy Lyons
July 15 1:30 PM Somerville Theater Grant Jacoby & Dancers
July 15 1:30 PM Somerville Theater Jessica Smith
July 15 1:30 PM Elm St. Stage Tory Silver
July 15 2:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Jorge Arce & Raiz de Plena
July 15 2:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Jungle Jim
July 15 2:30 PM Somerville Theater Tai Jimenez
July 15 2:30 PM Somerville Theater Mystique Illusions Dance Theatre
July 15 2:30 PM Elm St. Stage Ebinho Cardoso & Albino Mbie
July 15 3:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Red Right Hand
July 15 3:30 PM Elm St. Stage Kali Stoddard-Imari & Ancestors in Training
July 15 3:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Ideas, Not Theories
July 15 3:30 PM Somerville Theater Jessie Jeanne & Dancers
July 15 4:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Hillbilly Holiday
July 15 4:30 PM Elm St. Stage Air Congo
July 15 4:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Oom Yung Doe Martial Arts Performance
July 15 5:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Smallest Town Ensemble
July 15 6:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Kina Zorė
July 15 7:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Sugar Blood Jinx
July 15 8:00 PM Seven Hills Stage The Northeastern Railroads
July 15 8:30 PM Statue Park Dreamland Silent Disco Party
July 15 9:00 PM Seven Hills Stage This Bliss
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