Citi Performing Arts Center’s ArtWeek is “On Fire” According to BostInno

ArtWeek was named one of “50 on Fire” for bringing more than 175 one-of-a-kind creative experiences to the community during three celebration weeks since 2013

2014 Winner 50 on Fire
BOSTON – ArtWeek Boston, a bi-annual, 10-day celebration of greater Boston’s creativity – produced by Citi Performing Arts Center and presented by the Highland Street Foundation – was named a BostInno 50 on Fire winner during the digital news and events company’s 3rd annual award celebration. 50 on Fire honors those driving innovation in Boston and beyond by recognizing the year’s 50 most luminary, disruptive, and newsworthy people and organizations across industries.

Culled from more than 2,000 nominees to 150 of Boston’s best as finalists, this year’s 50 on Fire were recognized by BostInno for their breakthrough accomplishments across nine industries: Technology, Media, Dining & Retail, Sports & Fitness, Medicine & Healthcare, Education, Design, Marketing & Advertising, and Arts & Entertainment, the category in which ArtWeek was recognized along with six other winners.

ArtWeek events took place in more than 30 neighborhoods and towns, and involved over 330 partners; 50% of the programs were free of charge. Examples of ArtWeek events included Shimmer over the Fort Point Channel, the Wearable Art Extravaganza, and the Roxbury Art Crawl.

"It is exciting to see that ArtWeek is among Boston’s leading creative initiatives that challenge tradition and envision the future of creativity and innovation in the city," said Sue Dahling Sullivan, Citi Performing Arts Center’s Chief of Staff. "We like nothing better than to be considered 'disruptive' in this context, and appreciate the distinction of being 'on fire'."

The next ArtWeek will take place May 1 – 10, 2015, with the goal to continue the expansion of partners, creative experiences, and range of innovative events that are affordable and accessible to everyone. For more information, visit ArtWeek.

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About Citi Performing Arts Center:
Citi Performing Arts Center [formerly The Wang Center for the Performing Arts], which includes the Wang, Shubert and Emerson Colonial Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost not-for-profit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, one-night engagements, international sporting events, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiative presents City Spotlights and SpectrumBoston. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historical Theater District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities through its education department; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For further information, please go to citicenter.org or ArtWeek.

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: December 5, 2014
Contacts: Joanne Stanway | Citi Performing Arts Center (617) 532-1210 | jstanway@citicenter.org