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Harvest Season with ArtWeek ArtsBoston, Inc.
31 Street James Avenue, Suite 360
Boston, MA
September 30 - October 9, 2016
Recurring daily

African Drumming and Apple Picking

Lead Partner: Old Frog Pond Farm and Studio

Price: FREE

Location: Old Frog Pond Farm and Studio, 38 Eldridge Road, Harvard, MA

Sunday, October 2 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Make the trip to Old Frog Pond Farm for an amazing afternoon of rhythm and community. And for some great apple picking! Moussa Traore was born and raised in Mali and is considered one of the world’s top djembe players. He is a dear friend of the farm and we are excited and honored to have him return for this much anticipated afternoon of family fun! Community is so important to us. It’s why we do what we do. The small farm movement is growing and we are honored to be a part of it. We offer many reasons to visit, whether it’s to buy or pick fresh, organic food; learn about our nutrient dense soil practices; enjoy a bird or nature walk; take an art class or spend the afternoon listening to African drummers. Our farm is for sharing and we hope to see you during ArtWeek.


Art at the Farm

Lead Partner: Wright-Locke Farm

Community Partner: POW! Pots on Wheels

Price: $5

Location: Wright-Locke Farm, 82 Ridge Street, Winchester

Sunday, October 2 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Come to Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester on Sunday, October 2, 2016, for an afternoon of plant-based art: botanical drawing, tie-dye and pottery! Enjoy a walk on our trails or say hello to our goats and chickens. Open to artists of all ages. $5 per person. We will be doing art projects that focus on the organic fruits and vegetables grown at Wright-Locke Farm, taking advantage of our 20 acres of open space: learning to make botanical drawings of farm-grown produce; tie-dying shirts using plant-based dyes, and trying out pottery with our friends from POW! Pots on Wheels.


ARTful Bier Garten

Lead Partner: The Miracle Providers NorthEast

Community Partner: Navigation Brew

Price: FREE

Location: The Onyx Room at Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell

Saturday, October 1 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Join the Miracle Providers NorthEast and Navigation Brew Company at the indoor ARTful German Bier Garten in The Onyx Room at Western Avenue Studios. Come try local micro brews and also enjoy authentic German beer and food as you walk through the ARTful Beer Garden and browse the art of local artists created just for this unique event. These local artists will be on-hand for attendees to ask them about their work. Proceeds from this event benefit local children impacted by HIV/AIDs.

Dancing Elotes Experience

Lead Partner: Veronica Robles Cultural Center

Community Partner: New England Foundation for the Arta

Price: FREE

Location: East Boston Farmers Market, Lewis Mall, East Boston

Wednesday, October 5 from 2:30 to 6:30PM


Veronica Robles Cultural Center presents Dancing Elotes a new arts-integrated community project with support from the New England Foundation for the Arts Creative Cities grant. Local youth team will sell elotes (corn on the cob Latin-Style) from a traditional bike cart that is used on the streets in Mexico and Central America, as a literal and conceptual vehicle for cross-cultural culinary, dance, and sculptural experiences.  Dancing Elotes project honors the lives of the young victims of street violence. Dancing Elotes will offer free public workshops at the East Boston Farmers Market where participants will learn La Danza del Permiso  (to request permission from mother earth to work the soil) and use the husks and cobs from the elotes to help dress up a large-scale sculpture of traditional Latino dancers by Carolyn Lewenberg.


Harvest Festival and Crafts at Fruitlands

Lead Partner: Fruitlands Museum

Community Partner: The Trustees

Price: $14

Location: Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard

Saturday, October 8 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM


Enjoy the abundance of the New England landscape in this celebration of the autumn harvest! Learn about Native American gardening and how local Native peoples prepared for the winter long ago. See examples of livestock raised at local farms and find fresh food sources near you. Taste local fruits and vegetables and quench your thirst with switchel - a refreshing tonic used by farmers of old.

Special for ArtWeek, make seasonal crafts for your hearth or front door such as dream catchers, pin wheels, autumn leaf sun catchers, and sun prints.


Homestead Hayfest

Lead Partner: Historic Newton

Price: FREE

Location: The Jackson Homestead and Museum, 527 Washington Street, Newton

Sunday, October 2 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Come celebrate the harvest season at the Homestead Hayfest, a hands-on family festival. The Hayfest celebrates 19th century family life by inviting everyone to sample food and crafts, games, and leisure pastimes from the past at The Jackson Homestead and Museum in Newton and is sponsored by Hammond Residential Real Estate.


As a part of ArtWeek, families can try their hand at 19th century crafts including cloth dyeing with vegetable dyes and candle dipping!


This event is held rain or shine. Some activities take place outdoors in a grassy yard.


Old Frog Pond Farm and Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit & Raspberry Picking

Lead Partner: Old Frog Pond Farm and Studio

Price: $7 per person or $20 per family

Location: Old Frog Pond Farm and Studio, 38 Eldridge Road, Harvard, MA

Saturday, October 1 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 9 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Take a guided tour of Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio’s Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Around the Pond and Through the Woods with artist and farmer, Linda Hoffman. This year’s exhibit includes over twenty-five sculptures along wooded trails and around the pond. Featured works include an aerial sculpture by Barbara Andrus, a wind sculpture by Michio Ihara, Ancient Camel by Bob Shannahan, Floating Hearts by Linda Hoffman and Gabrielle White, Paul Matisse’s Olympic Bell, Yin Peet’s Egg, Joseph Wheelwright’s stone and bronze work among others. Organic raspberry picking and vegetables available at the farm stand.


Primped Out Pumpkins

Lead Partner: Western Avenue Studios

Community Partner: Miracle Providers Northeast

Price: FREE

Location: 122 Western Avenue & 160 Western Avenue, Lowell
Saturday, October 2 from Noon – 5:00 p.m.

During ARToberfest weekend, Western Avenue Studios artists will transform simple pumpkins into dramatic works of art! From fanciful fairy tale pumpkins to fretfully frightful abstractions, you will be amazed at how a building full of artists use their creativity in an effort to win the coveted "People's Preferred Pumpkin" prize. Visitors are urged to wander the building to view the pumpkins displayed outside of participating artists' studios and cast their votes for their favorite creation. Participating visitors will also be entered into a raffle for a $50 Western Avenue Studios gift certificate.

Be sure to visit ARToberfest, Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2 from 12:00 - 5:00PM. Visit over 100 artist studios and lofts to meet the artists, browse, learn, shop, and be inspired! Be sure to also enjoy harvest-inspired treats from delicious food trucks and Mill City Grows Autumn Market, and sip craft beers at Navigation Brewery.


Pumpkins AGLOW Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Lead Partner: Edaville USA

Price:     $37 for ages 4 and over

$32 for ages 2, 3 and Seniors

Location: Edaville USA, 5 Pine Street, Carver

Saturday, October 1 from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Special for ArtWeek, sign up and go behind-the-scenes at the park to learn about how our Edaville Team Members design the pumpkins from start to finish. In addition, guests can learn about how we preserve the pumpkins so they have to last the entire month! Admission includes access to all adventures, including 90 rides & attractions. Edaville USA home of 3 Adventures in 1, Thomas Land, Edaville Proper & Dino Land (seasonal) announces its annual Pumpkins Aglow event from October 1 through October 30. Pumpkins AGLOW features magical gardens of endless jack-o-lanterns amongst 20 animatronic dinosaurs throughout Edaville’s Dino Land. Make sure to wear your Halloween Costume, guests can trick or treat at every ride. Edaville is a safe and fun environment to celebrate Halloween with the whole family.  Tours will last 30 minutes and a sign-up sheets will be available on site. *Check back for additional tour times!


Harvest Season with ArtWeek