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ArtBeat 2000-2017: Costumes by A.C. Kemp

This month’s Inside-Out gallery show is a retrospective of A.C. Kemp’s eighteen years of costumes for the annual Somerville ArtBeat festival. Each year since 2000,…





The Tiny Museum on Highland Avenue

If you’re looking down at your phone as you walk along Highland Avenue, you might miss it—a smallish orange box, roughly 24 inches high, 36 inches…


This Weekend: Food and Fire in Union Square

“It’s kind of like a nighttime street market,” Somerville Arts Council Cultural Director Rachel Strutt says of the Ignite! Festival, which comes to Union Square this Saturday, August…


It Takes A ‘Ville-age: Part IV

This is the fourth and final installment in our series highlighting local leaders in Somerville, which first appeared in our July/August issue. You can find part…


Here’s What’s on Deck at ArtBeat 2016

“The whole festival—it’s kind of loosely organized chaos,” laughs Somerville Arts Council Cultural Director Rachel Strutt of the annual ArtBeat celebration. “Things usually happen that…


The Death of DIY?

“Only New York has more artists per capita than the City of Somerville,” boasts the city on its website. But what happens when those creatives start…