Every year, the Boston College Arts Festival brings the Boston College and surrounding communities together to celebrate the arts. In 2017, the 19th annual Arts Festival once again invited the community to experience the variety of arts at Boston College firsthand. A talented group of more than 1,000 student and faculty artists presented music, theater, dance, poetry, film, painting, sculpture, and more.
Over 16,500 people yearly attend the Annual Boston College Arts Festival – participating in art demonstrations, enjoying music, dance and theatre performances, browsing through art exhibitions, listening to literary readings, and appreciating films. The Arts Festival never fails to be one of the most vibrant and exciting events at Boston College.
The 20th annual Boston College Arts Festival is a three-day festival showcasing student, alumni, faculty, and staff creativity. Produced by the Boston College Arts Council, the festival is a public event with many free performances and activities for Boston College and community members of all ages. Highlights that are ArtWeek-friendly and participatory activities include hands-on arts and crafts, face painting, and cookie decorating; a Children’s Theatre performance of “The Little Mermaid”; “From film to Broadway – The Songs of Disney” a children’s music and theatre performance, and an Instrument Petting Zoo with the BC Marching Band and more! For a full list of events, visit: http://events.bc.edu/event/artsfestival#.Wr1HyS7waUk
Shelter Music Boston brings the healing power of live classical music to the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. Come see the magnificent Gilded Age Waterworks building opposite the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and hear the music of the era. Through their works, SMB and the Waterworks share a mission of improving the lives of Boston area residents by providing access to innovative arts and culture experiences.
For ArtWeek, Julie Leven and Shelter Music Boston musicians will perform an interactive concert based on the model SMB presents monthly in Greater Boston homeless shelters. The ArtWeek audience will be encouraged to ask questions and interact with the musicians during this concert and will gain an understanding of the dramatic ways in which classical chamber music concerts change the lives of homeless individuals.