For Immediate Release
August 25, 2011
Arts, Tourism & Special Events
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino and presenting sponsor TARGET have announced that the 9th annual (ähts): The Boston Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 10th & Sunday September 11th from Noon to 6 PM, at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. “I am proud to say that the Boston Arts Festival has become one of the most anticipated events in Boston’s annual arts calendar. Our city is home to so many gifted visual and performing artists, and we look forward to celebrating their vast talent and work,” said Mayor Menino.
Affectionately dubbed (ähts), The Boston Arts Festival is designed to launch Boston’s arts season and showcase more than 60-juried artists and Boston’s contemporary arts scene. Visual artists will exhibit and sell one-of-a-kind and limited edition works of art, covering a broad spectrum of creativity, in a specially designed artists’ village.
The festival also features a performance program on two separate stages: the Waterfront Stage and the Garden Stage. This year’s performing artists include Orfeo Group, Opera Boston, Lisa Bello, Boston Conservatory, City Stage Company, Miss Fairchild, Makanda Project, Boston Tap Company, Samantha Shultz, Road Soda, Mission Hill, and Stereo Telescope. There will also be a program of family friendly activities including interactive painting led by the Mayor’s Mural Crew, special children’s area, and glass blowing demonstration.
The Boston Arts Festival is presented by TARGET and co-sponsored by Metro Boston, WROR, and with additional support from the Highland Street Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. The 2-day festival takes place at Christopher Columbus Park, conveniently located on Boston’s waterfront between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Boston’s 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.
For detailed information visit the new (ähts): The Boston Arts Festival website at http://www.bostonahtsfestival.com/, www.cityofboston.gov/arts or call 617-635-3911. The Boston Arts Festival is produced by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events.