Get ready for ArtBeat 2024! In addition to approximately 100 craft, community, and food vendors on the street, we’ll have two stages of music and a dance showcase at the Somerville Theater.

 The ArtBeat festival is the Arts Council’s annual multicultural arts festival that showcases the City’s diverse and vibrant arts communities and attracts ten thousand visitors to Davis Square. Presented by the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) and Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, ArtBeat has reached its 38th year and features an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, food, performance, and interactive activities.

ArtBeat this year will be Saturday, July 13

Craft Vendors

The craft jury will evaluate applications in terms of quality, originality, and marketability.



Bands and musicians are invited to apply to play on two different stages. We seek music that lends itself to a festival environment; typically not classical or purely instrumental jazz for this setting.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 PM Monday, April 16th
Deadline extended


Choreographers, present your work “indoors” on the Somerville Theatre stage during ArtBeat. We are accepting work that can be performed on a proscenium stage with lights and sound tech provided.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 PM Monday, April 16th
Deadline extended

General Talent

The Somerville Arts Council invites jugglers, roaming performers, circus artists, unicyclists, swing dancers, installation artists, buskers, and anyone else that has fun “wild” creative energy. If this is you, we invite you to apply to participate at one of the region’s largest and most vibrant community art festivals.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 PM Monday, April 16th
Deadline extended

Community Organizations

Local arts organizations, social service groups, and City departments are invited to apply for a booth. ArtBeat is a popular venue to increase community awareness of your services!