ArtweekArtWeek

April 27 – May 6, 2018

ArtWeek is affordable fun for anyone with a creative sense of adventure. This ten-day award-winning spring festival features unique and unexpected experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process, each ArtWeek event is a one-of-a-kind celebration that people won’t want to miss (especially since many are FREE, although some range in price up to $50)

ArtWeek Event Highlights

Greenway Public Art Tour
Apr 27
Come learn more about the inspiration and creation of The Greenway’s public art...
Late Night at Emmanuel: the little match girl passion by David Lang
Apr 27
*Please note: one hour shows at 8 pm and 10 pm* the little match girl passion by...
Sneaker Museum Pop-up Exhibit
Apr 27 - May 6
Royal Sonesta Boston teams up with the Sneaker Museum to present a pop-up exhibit...
90-Second Newbery Film Festival
Apr 28
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video-making project for children...
Body Positive Craft Workshop
Apr 28
In this first time workshop, explore ideas and techniques of sculpting polymer clay...
Hybrid Digital Home
Apr 28 - May 6
Learn how to create art with new technologies! Computer platforms and coding are a...
Make A Silver Ring & Sam Adams Brewery
Apr 28
The Make A Ring Workshop is back! Learn the basics of jewelry making in this...
Metal Casting & Sam Adams Tour
Apr 28
Learn the basics of metal casting; watch the molten metal flow and leave with an...
Open Bach Cantata Rehearsal
Apr 28
Emmanuel Music is dedicated to enriching the life of the community through the...
Play Date: What Makes Change Happen?
Apr 28
Explore the galleries, step inside the new Bank of America Art Lab installation by...
The Art of Pairing
Apr 28
Art is all around us, it just depends on what inspires you. What makes your mouth...
Weld A Critter & Sam Adams Tour
Apr 28
Play with fire in this beginner workshop returning to ArtWeek due to popular demand!...
Boston's Opera History Walking Tour
Apr 30
The History of Opera in Boston is as rich and dramatic as the art form itself!...
Florals and Fresh Paint
Apr 30
Four Seasons Boston is hosting an afternoon of “Florals and Fresh Paint” in support...
Welcome to Boston: A Cast Party for Step Afrika’s The Migration
Apr 30
In the spirit of Elma Lewis, join ArtsEmerson, Roxbury Community College,...
Insider Tour of the Historic Omni Parker House
May 1
Where did Charles Dickens practice his reading of “A Christmas Carol” before...
The Expressive Qualities of Art, Wine, and Cheese
May 1
Join City Winery CEO Michael Dorf, Beverage Director Kelly Coggins, and acclaimed...
Writing for Chamber Opera Final Performance
May 1
Guerilla Opera’s accredited course at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Guerilla...
Kaleidoscopes: See the World Differently
May 2 - 5
Kaleidoscope means “beautiful forms to see” in Greek. Spectators of all ages will...
Apples, Lecture, Cider Tasting Reception
May 3
Rowan Jacobsen, James Beard award-winning author and MIT Knight Science Journalism...
Behind-the-Scenes at Boston En Vogue New Artist Series
May 3 - 4
Boston En Vogue is creating a unique fashion and art event at Chalet, the lower...
Danza Orgánica and Luis J. Rodriguez
May 3
As part of the Lowell Lecture Series, “Danza Orgánica and Luis Rodriguez” is a...
Guided Tour at the MIT Museum
May 3
Join Seth Riskin, light artist, MIT Museum Studio Manager, for a small group, guided...
Hansel and Gretel: A New Family Musical
May 4
Hansel and Gretel, written by Rene Pfister, artistic director of the Berklee Theater...
Mother Caroline Academy Steps Into Art
May 4
Don’t miss this special reception with student artists and hear which artist(s)...
SoWa Artist Guild First Fridays
May 4
The SoWa Art & Design District (South End) has the largest concentration of...
The Greenhouse Playlab
May 4
In collaboration with the Museum of Science, Flat Earth Theatre has commissioned...
City Heart Art Show at the Prudential Center
May 5
Unbound Visual Arts (UVA), a local non-profit, is pleased to be presenting the 8th...
Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub
May 5
Celebrate ArtWeek at the MIT Museum! Join us in the Idea Hub – our creative...
Dances of the Solar System
May 5
Young Audiences of Massachusetts and Mass Movement present: “Dances of the Solar...
Wild ArtWeek
May 5
Visit Franklin Park Zoo for a day filled with arts and animals! Look on as members...
Top Girls Humanities Forum: Trailblazing Women
May 6
The Humanities Forum explores the context and significance of the play with a...
Unbound Visual Arts Expo at the Prudential Center
May 6
Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) is very excited to be presenting the annual City Heart...
Vocal Workshop: Jazz Improvisation & Practice
May 6
Simona Minns, Boston based jazz vocalist, composer and artistic director will be...

ArtWeek Initiatives 

Art of Food celebrates the diversity and beauty of art through conceiving, creating and constructing meaningful food items to bring the community together. During ArtWeek, restaurants are invited to create a specialty dish or cocktail that is inspired by art in any form. 

Light Up the Night is a visual display of the Commonwealth’s creative landscape – landmark buildings and locations “light up” as a kick-off to ArtWeek to illustrate the spectrum of creativity that our region offers. Participating landmarks in the past have included the Prudential Tower, South Station, Channel Street Garage, and Zakim Bridge.

ArtWeek on the Road was launched in Spring 2016 in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor and the Boch Center. Local artist groups are selected by guest curator groups to be featured on different billboards and have included Fort Point Arts, Society of Arts and Crafts, and Boston Cyber Arts.