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Join us as we emerge from Covid to provide you another ArtBeat festival/event. As you may have noticed our festival this year is forever evolving. During our emergency Covid restrictions, we had planned small events-- to pop up and engage you.
Now, as our safety guidelines have been lifted, we are planning a more traditional ArtBeat event but with some changes. While there will be street closures, like in the past, we will have less traditional craft vendors on the streets; instead more roaming performers.
Our main stage in 7 hills park, will include dance in the a.m. shifting to music in the afternoon and evening. Our music lineup this year is curated in partnership with ONCE Somerville.
Stay tuned to this page as we roll out the programming. And thank you for supporting the local arts community, and supporting the Council, during this epoch time. We hope and expect to provide Pop to your life.
It’s been a long, rough year, yet things are getting better and we’re all emerging from hibernation. By summer, we expect things to pop—artistic activity, street life, and optimism! We’re looking forward to business bustle, backyard barbecues, and popping in to visit friends and neighbors. Let’s celebrate all good things popping up—ideas, cultural trends, celebrations, flowers and new life. At this year’s ArtBeat Festival, expect pop-up performances, pop music (among other genres!), some eye-popping dance, a healthy dose of pop art, and just about anything else that might pop up.
ArtBeat 2021 Design by Stephanie Vecellio
10:30am: Somerville Community Path, Grove St. Section: School of HONK Kickoff Parade
11:00am: Festival Center Butterfly Garden and Floral Installations: Craft Activities
11:00am: Seven Hills Stage: Jackie Bowden (Dance)
11:00am: Seven Hills Stage: Abigail Ripin (Dance)
11:00am: Seven Hills Stage: Natalie Johnson Dance
11:00am: Somerville Community Path, Grove St. Section: P.O.P. Installation
11:30am: Statue Park Plaza: Statue Park Lineup
12:00pm: Somerville Public Library, West Branch: Poppenings
12:00pm: Festival Center: Somerville Faeries
12:00pm: Day St.: Knucklebones
12:00pm: Seven Hills Stage: Emily Bloomenthal (Dance)
12:00pm: Seven Hills Stage: Sapna Govindan (Dance)
12:00pm: Seven Hills Stage: Rising Step (Dance)
12:00pm: Kenney Park Basketball Court: This is POP Art Exhibit
1:00pm: Seven Hills Stage: Pasy Naay Leer Dance Company
1:00pm: Seven Hills Stage: Boston Dance Theater Trainee Program
1:30pm: Festival Center: Brocade Roaming Music
1:45pm: Seven Hills Stage: Being noONE (Dance)
1:45pm: Seven Hills Stage: Beantown Lockers (Dance)
1:45pm: Seven Hills Stage: Boston Community Dance Project Global
3:00pm: Seven Hills Stage: Grooversity Roaming Drum Jam
3:00pm: Kenney Park Basketball Court: Poetry and Music by Aaron Emmanuel
3:30pm: Seven Hills Stage: Jef Czekaj (Music)
4:30pm: Seven Hills Stage: Aldra (Music)
5:30pm: Seven Hills Stage: SATURNIIDS (Music)
6:30pm: Seven Hills Stage: Boubacar Diabate and SambaLolo (Music)
7:30pm: Seven Hills Stage: STL GLD (Music)
9:00pm: Davis Square: Media Wall Showcase