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ArtBeat Festival!

The city’s largest cultural festival with over 15 bands, including Cliff Notez, Barrence Whitfield, El Huateque, Ruta Beggars, and Mike Gent. Plus a dance showcase, a parade, 80 craft vendors, kids activities, food , a poetry banquet—and considerably more culture and revelry! This year at the festival, we’re exploring how we all consume—especially how this […]


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, A.C., who emcees the festival’s Elm Street stage, has created a new costume to go with that year’s theme—an art bee for “ArtBeast,” a costume covered in Monarch butterflies for […]


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 surprise and delight us that we couldn’t even conceive of.” ArtBeat comes to Davis Square on July 15 and 16, with two stages of music, dance at the Somerville Theatre, […]