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Dates:Saturday, September 9, 2023 - Sunday, September 10, 2023
Hours:11:00am - 7:00pm
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Fairs & Festivals

hts the boston arts festival 2023 photoAffectionately dubbed (šhts), it was started by Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the City of Bostonís Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events with the mission of promoting the Open Studios happening throughout the Fall in Bostonís neighborhoods.

Located in Christopher Columbus Park, free art and music festival featuring more than 70 juried local visual artists, craftspeople, and local musicians performing on the Waterfront Stage throughout the day. including painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture, and much more.

The Boston Arts Festival is now run by the organizers of the Beacon Hill Art Walk and Artists Crossing Gallery, and will launch Bostonís Arts Open Studios season.

This annual event showcases the visual and performing arts in Boston. View Performance Lineup

The event brings over 40,000 visitors to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, on Boston Harbor, where they can meet the artists and craftspeople who are there to share a wide variety of art and high-end craft work, including jewelry, painting, photography, wood, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture, and much more.

Local musicians perform their original music, with a range of genres including rock, pop, indie, folk and jazz.

For more information on the (šhts) festival, call 617-635-3911 or visit

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Christopher Columbus Park, Boston, MA, 02201 map
Phone: 617.635.2370

Christopher Columbus Park, conveniently located on Bostonís waterfront between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Bostonís historic North End. The Park is easily accessed via public transportation: Blue Line to Aquarium stop, Green Line to the Haymarket stop, or the Orange Line also to Haymarket stop.

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