ArtBeat 2024 theme: WILD

Join us on Saturday, July 13th, 2024 for Somerville’s longest running street festival in Davis Square.

At this year‘s festival, we will explore all that is wild, and the myriad ways this word can be interpreted. Wild can convey that which is uninhabited, untamed and convey images like lushness, luxuriance, and nature in its pure unkempt form. Wild can also convey that which is feral, savage, and unconventional. How will Somerville and all its artists and community members interpret this theme? We anticipate a wild ride. Whatever the art form or mode of expression, we seek performances and activities that are “out there,” weird, and exuberant. Let’s generate artistic expression by leaving polite society behind, and wandering into the wild.

We encourage you to tie in proposals to this year’s theme. Although bands, for example, don’t need to relate a performance to the theme (although you’re welcome to try!), we hope many other applicants will engage with the idea of “WILD”

Announcing calls to dancers, musicians, craft artists, please apply to participate in the festival through our online submission forms below.