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Dates:Saturday, July 13, 2019
Hours:11:00am to 10:00pm
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Fairs & Festivals
artbeat 2019 consumed photoArtBeat is the city's largest cultural festival, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food, and all-age activities.

This year we'll have a giant baby virus installation, Cliff Notez (voted best new artist of 2018 at the Boston Music awards), and a poetry banquet, to name just a few highlights!

A free event with suggested donation of $3--get a theme based dogtag from one of our tables or from the volunteers roaming the festival. Truly, it's a collector's item!! This small gesture is a direct way to support the festival.

On Saturday, July 13th we shut down Davis Square for craft vendors, two stages of music, dance in the Somerville Theater, and a host of great interactive performances from 11 am to 10 pm.

Consumed: The 2019 Theme
Are you consumed by feelings of joy, creativity — or guilt or anxiety? Do you associate the word “consumed” with synonyms like “absorbed” and “engrossed” or “depleted” and “dissipated?”

We are interested in all your interpretations of this theme yet are particularly interested in exploring how our consuming habits affect the planet.

In fact, the Arts Council (SAC) is teaming up with the City’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) for this festival, to investigate how artists and climate activists can collaborate in ways that affect positive change.

Can we consume less? Can we consume in ways that are smarter? We'll have a slew of 'consumed' installations and activities including a giant clothing swap and a Consumed Data Lab.

It's B.Y.O.W.B event; that means bring your own water bottle, and fill up at the Quench Buggy!

Event Highlights
Date Time Location Performance
July 13 11:00 AM Traffic Intersection Baby Virus
July 13 11:00 AM Traffic Intersection Consumed Data Lab
July 13 11:00 AM Elm St. Plaza Matt Heaton & The Outside Toys
July 13 11:00 AM Traffic Intersection Conserve to Preserve with BuzzRoar
July 13 11:00 AM Statue Park Plaza Consumed Art Therapy Workshop
July 13 11:00 AM Festival Center Quench Buggy
July 13 11:00 AM Festival Center Aqua Alley
July 13 11:00 AM Festival Center Fixer Fair
July 13 11:00 AM Statue Park Plaza Statue Park Lineup
July 13 11:00 AM Festival Center Clothing Swap with Mendi's Boston

July 13 12:00 PM Elm St. Plaza Knucklebones
July 13 12:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies

July 13 12:30 PM Elm St. Stage Juan Carlos Ruiz & Friends
July 13 12:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Magnificent Monster Circus

July 13 1:00 PM Somerville Theatre Jessica Roseman & Jorrit Dijkstra
July 13 1:00 PM Somerville Theatre Michela Doherty and Dancers
July 13 1:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Chriz Kaz and the C.O.M.P.
July 13 1:00 PM Somerville Theatre Luminarium

July 13 1:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Oom Young Doe Martial Arts Demo
July 13 1:30 PM Elm St. Stage Red Shaydez

July 13 2:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Barrence Whitfield
July 13 2:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Grace Givertz
July 13 2:30 PM Elm St. Stage Mike Gent
July 13 2:30 PM Somerville Theatre Luminarium
July 13 2:30 PM Somerville Theatre Jessica Roseman & Jorrit Dijkstra
July 13 2:30 PM Somerville Theatre Michela Doherty and Dancers

July 13 3:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Swimming Bell

July 13 3:30 PM Elm St. Plaza Vocal Oppostion
July 13 3:30 PM Elm St. Stage Lily Black

July 13 4:00 PM Seven Hills Stage The Northern Skulls

July 13 4:30 PM Elm St. Stage El Huateque

July 13 5:00 PM Seven Hills Stage The Ruta Beggars

July 13 5:20 PM Elm St. Stage ArtBeat Parade with Grooversity

July 13 6:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Klezwoods

July 13 7:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Grupo Fantasia

July 13 8:00 PM Seven Hills Stage The Sun Parade

July 13 9:00 PM Seven Hills Stage Cliff Notez

The SOMERVILLE ARTS COUNCIL is the local cultural council (LCC) for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts and serves to celebrate the arts and community.

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Free; with a suggested donation of $3

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somervilleartscouncil.org/artbeat/2019

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Davis Square, Somerville, MA map

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