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ArtBeat 2019


Sat., July 13, 11:00am


1 Davis Square, Somerville


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ArtBeat 2019: Consumed 

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.  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? Can we turn the often all-consuming dread of climate change into positive action? Perhaps a visual artist creates works to visualize our obsession with consumption or interprets climate change data in an engaging visual language. Perhaps a photographer would like to curate a show on “Stupid things I bought.” Other ideas include: a consumption confessional, the crowning of lord and lady consumption, and a global warming film festival or a parade around this theme. However you interpret “consumed,” we can’t wait to see your proposals!

Our line up will be rolling out below and we get it in and posted.   Enjoy!!!

 

SCHEDULE

Datesort descending Time Location Performance
Somerville Theatre Buzz
July 13 11:00 AM Elm St. Plaza Matt Heaton & The Outside Toys
July 13 12:30 PM Elm St. Stage Lily Black
July 13 12:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Magnificent Monster Circus
July 13 1:30 PM Elm St. Stage Red Shaydez
July 13 2:30 PM Elm St. Stage Mike Gent
July 13 3:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Swimming Bell
July 13 4:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Black Beach
July 13 4:30 PM Elm St. Stage El Huateque
July 13 7:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Grupo Fantasia
July 13 9:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Cliff Notez
Artbeat 2018
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