Arts Council

Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival

The brain child of Mayor Joe Curtatone, who played trumpet in the Somerville High School Jazz Band, Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival is back this year! On Saturday June 15th, get ready for a free all-day outdoor event in beautiful Powderhouse Park (a.k.a Nathan Tufts Park)! Bring a friend, blanket, and a picnic for a […]


Hard Work and Optimism Pay Off for Local Artist

“There isn’t a surface in here that I haven’t painted for the sake of that kid,” says Crystal Burney. It’s a hot afternoon in late May, and she’s sitting in what by all means is a lovely kitchen, though Burney says it wasn’t always this way. On the walls are photos of her son, Hatcher, […]