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ArtBeat 2022

ArtBeat 2022 graphics by Michael Talbot

ArtBeat 2022

Sat., July 16, 11:00am

1 Davis Square, Somerville

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Join us to help create a festival, ArtBeat 2022.   

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 36th year and features an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, food, performance, and interactive activities.

Below, find your way to participate by responding to our calls to artists and community organizations, Rise up, join us.   

ArtBeat 2022 graphic artist, Michael Talbot, work will arise soon!!

This year's ArtBeat theme: Rise
Things are looking up, lifting—rising. At this year's ArtBeat Festival we invite artists of all kinds and community members to interpret the "rise" theme in myriad ways. Literally, let's think about what's above us—the sky, stars, trees, cranes, birds, and buildings. And figuratively, how might "rise" resonate? What's beyond us, what's within reach? What trends and stats are rising in Somerville? How might we rise to further our dreams and goals, and rise up to fight inequality? Whether it's dancers leaping upwards, singers hitting high notes, a sculptor crafting a lofty installation, or a community group calling for social change and a rising up—we can't wait to see your interpretations of this theme. It's time to RISE Somerville!

Apply here for the following ArtBeat Calls

ArtBeat Craft Vendor Application (Deadline: Thursday, March 31st) 

ArtBeat Community/Cultural Organization Application (Deadline: Monday, June 6th)

ArtBeat Call to Musicians (Deadline: Monday, April 18)  

ArtBeat Call to Dance artists/companies  (Deadline:  Monday, April 18) 

ArtBeat Call to General artists/performers (Deadline:  Monday, April 18)


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Artbeat 2018
Sat., July 14, 11:00am to 10:00pm
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Sat., July 15, 11:00am to 10:00pm
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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
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ArtBeat 2009
Fri., July 17, 5:00pm to Sun., July 19, 7:00pm
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Fri., July 18, 5:00pm to Sat., July 19, 7:10pm