Education and Community Programs
ArtWeek 2020 has been cancelled.
With regret that is beyond words, we are announcing the cancellation of ArtWeek 2020, our award-winning community program. We had originally hoped that a different version of the festival might be possible as we continually reassessed the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, but the ever-increasing bad news in terms of the virus and its effects, added to the increasing government restrictions on public gatherings, have led us to follow the lead of national, state, and local authorities and make this extremely difficult decision. We realize that this is very disappointing, but we also know that many of our event hosts, partners, and sponsors are also facing similar critical decisions. Ultimately, what is most important is that you, your communities, and everyone you interact with remain safe and well, so we feel that this is the right decision to make at this time.
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Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek has become an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences across the state that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Launched in 2013 by the Boch Center as part of a mission-driven strategy to strengthen its role in both the community and the creative economy beyond just its downtown historic theaters, ArtWeek’s growth has been explosive and the festival has become the Center’s signature nonprofit community-wide program.
In May 2017, the Boch Center announced ArtWeek was expanding statewide and launched a new logo, website address (ArtWeekMA.org) with continued support from founding partner Highland Street Foundation. Statewide champions of ArtWeek include the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, and the Mass Cultural Council, who are joined by hundreds of community and media partners representing every region in the Commonwealth. Featuring hundreds of arts and cultural experiences (many free), the event is now cited as one of the area’s top special events and the “Bay State’s most creative festival.” ArtWeek 2020 (May 1 – May 10) promises to light even more creative sparks!
Awards and Recognition
Since 2009, the Boch Center has been cited as a best practice institution for featuring award-winning programs onstage and off.Learn More