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Somerville ArtBeat 2022

Get ready for ArtBeat 2022! In addition to approximately 100 craft, community, and food vendors on the street, there will be two stages of music and a dance showcase at the Somerville Theater.

When: Saturday, July 16, 11:00 AM
Where: 1 Davis Square, Somerville

Art by graphic artist Michael Talbot

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

 

This year's ArtBeat theme: Rise

Video by local artist Melissa Shaak

Things are looking up, lifting—rising. At this year’s ArtBeat Festival the Somerville Arts Council invites 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!

Thanks to Somerville Arts Council for bringing us ArtBeat 2022. Check out their website for the full line up and schedule! Don’t forget to follow their socials to get the latest updates for this event! See you at ArtBeat this Saturday!

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