ArtWeek to Offer More Than 100 Creative Events Sept 25 – Oct 4 – Mostly Free!

ArtWeek Boston

BOSTON – How would you like to celebrate a Bavarian ARToberfest? Meet the "Make Way for Ducklings" sculptress? Learn the physics behind art? Witness live street art in South Boston? Or, meet a legendary underground comic book artist? These are all part of ArtWeek Boston, a creative festival for all that includes more than 100 events in Boston and beyond from September 25 – October 4.

Presented by the Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center, ArtWeek offers an exciting selection of creative events in 40 neighborhoods and towns, including: Boston, Acton, Brockton, Brookline, Cambridge, Concord, Dennis, Dorchester, Falmouth, Framingham, Harvard, Harwich, Hingham, Jamaica Plain, Lowell, Mansfield, Marion, Mashpee, Medford, Newton, Oak Bluffs, Sandwich, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Wenham. The complete calendar of events can be found at artweekboston.org

This fifth ArtWeek represents a 50% growth in events over this time last year. In addition to events that children and families can enjoy, just about every genre is represented from theatre, dance, and music to visual and culinary arts with many special tours and hands-on activities,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of Citi Performing Arts Center.” And we couldn’t have done it without the support of Highland Street Foundation.”

Many ArtWeek events are designed with families in mind, such as a Cinderella-inspired Fashion Week event for Kids in Boston on September 26th, an Ever-Morphing Clay Sculpture in Somerville on September 27th, and Characters and Crafts in Brockton on September 30th. This fall, ArtWeek will also have a growing presence on the Cape and Islands. ArtWeek falls within National Hispanic Heritage Month from mid-September through mid-October, so people can enjoy a special puppet opera or Master Class voice instruction in Cambridge, or a lecture with music called From Spain to Cuba and Back in Harvard Square. October is also National Arts & Humanities Month, so ArtWeek is a great way to celebrate through October 4th.

Now in its third year, ArtWeek takes place in the fall and spring, highlighting creative experiences from dance, visual art, and theater performances to hands-on creative activities and unique behind-the-scenes opportunities. Last year, the initiative was named a “50 on Fire” by BostInno and “Best of the New” by Boston Globe Magazine, and has been cited by Americans for the Arts as a national model for innovation. Most recently, ArtWeek has received a prestigious grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Arts Program.

ArtWeek’s media partners include WHDH-TV/WLVI-TV, Boston.com, Greater Media (including radio stations Magic 106.7, Country 102.5, HOT 96.9. 92.9 WBOS, and WROR 105.7), and Titan Cares, with additional support from Clear Channel, the MBTA, and Long Haul Films.

For more information, visit artweekboston.org.

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About Highland Street Foundation
Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $145 million to many worthy non-profit organizations. It is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California specifically in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit highlandstreet.org

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, and Broadway musicals. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historical Theater District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of award-winning and free educational and community programs; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For further information, please go to www.citicenter.org.

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: September 2, 2015
Contacts: Joanne Stanway | Citi Performing Arts Center (617) 532-1210 | jstanway@citicenter.org