2019 SUMMER ARTS VENUES & EVENTS



Greetings, NAHS Community!

Below is an evolving list of visual arts venues and events that may be of interest as you make your summer plans.

This site is curated by the NAHS Visual Arts Department. We will be updating it regularly, so check back often!


Exhibitions, tours, and classes. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 4pm. Closed Thursday, July 4th and Saturday, August 31st.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

12noon - 8pm

Franklin Park Playstead Field

Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest strives to break down racial and social barriers to arts, music, and culture for marginalized communities of color across Greater Boston.

Thursday, June 27; 5–8pm; East Greenwich Town Hall, Rhode Island

Join the festivities for CHALK THE BLOCK at the Arts on Main Stroll. The event will kick off at the East Greenwich Town Hall and drawing will take place on Courthouse Lane and Peirce Street. Each participant that pre-registers will receive an exclusive CHALK THE BLOCK t-shirt! YOU MUST REGISTER BY JUNE 13TH TO BE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT. Additional shirts may also be ordered during the checkout process.

Prizes, including gift certificates provided by the EG Chamber of Commerce, will be awarded to the winners in various categories. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome. You can draw by yourself or create as a family/team. If you are not ready to show your artistic side, come enjoy the Stroll and vote for your favorite drawing during the People's Choice Award!


Exhibitions, tours, workshops, and special events.

Sculpture Park and Museum: Open every day, 10am–5pm

Store: Open every day, 10am–5:30pm

Café: Open Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm; Saturday–Sunday, 11am–4pm

FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It's a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, we transform The Rose Kennedy Greenway into a large-scale collaborative artwork - and then it's gone.

July 27-28, 2019

Saturday, July 27: 11am - 6pm AND 6pm - 11pm for FIGMENT @ Night

Sunday, July 28: Noon - 6pm

The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston MA

Site extends from Dewey Square north through multiple parcels, Greenway map HERE

FREE! FIGMENT is a free, non-profit event, and we do not accept corporate sponsorships.


From Arts Boston Calendar: "It’s great to experience art, and Boston has some of the best art museums and cultural institutions in the country. But admission isn’t cheap, so whether you’re an art addict, looking for things to do or trying to entertain visiting friends and family, a visit to a museum or two can get costly. Luckily most art museums offer free admission on certain days, so we’ve put together a list of all the best times and days you can get free admission."

Exhibitions, tours, and classes. Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm.

ART BUS TOURS START AT 5:30PM ON THE 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, MARCH - NOVEMBER.

JOIN US FOR A FUN AND FREE EVENING IN DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE!


Come learn more about the Greenway Conservancy's public art! Public art on The Greenway is always changing, with a focus on temporary and contemporary pieces. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the artists and concepts through a tour focused on our current artworks.

Given the large amount of artwork on The Greenway, each tour will showcase about half of the current season. View the different tours below, and come for multiple tours to see all the artwork on The Greenway!

Multiple Dates. Click here for more info.

Exhibitions, tours, and special events.

Open Daily: 10am–5pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.

Open Tuesday, 10am–5pm; Wednesday, 10am–5pm; Thursday, 10 am–9pm; Friday, 10am–9pm*; Saturday, 10am–5pm; Sunday 10am–5pm

Closed Mondays

* First Friday of every month 10 AM–5 PM

Exhibitions, tours, and special events.

Wednesday–Sunday: Open 11am–5pm

With vast galleries and a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues, MASS MoCA is able to embrace all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art that defy easy classification.

Open seven days a week: 10am–6pm . Open late some summer nights!

Exhibitions, tours, and classes.

The MFA is open 7 days a week.

Monday–Tuesday: 10 am–5 pm

Wednesday–Friday: 10 am–10 pm

Saturday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm

The Charles Hayden Planetarium is the most technologically advanced digital theater in New England. On Friday and Saturday evenings, experience one of the innovative and immersive music offerings as part of Music Under the Dome.

Presented By: The Rotary Club of Wakefield

6/22/2019, 6/23/2019

Location: Veterans Park at the Historic Towers, Narragansett Pier

35 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI 02882

Time: 9:00 AM

Price: free


Gallery, events, and classes.

GALLERY HOURS

Wednesday – Sunday

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Thursdays

12:00pm – 9:00pm

Exhibitions, tours, and classes.

Museum: Open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10 am-5 pm

Third Thursdays: Open until 9 pm

RISD Works: Open Tuesdays–Sundays, 10 am-5 pm

Café Pearl : Open Tuesdays–Sundays, 7:30 am to 4 pm

Every first Friday from 5-9pm. 450 Harrison Ave, Boston.

Over 80 artists open their doors to the public.

Saturday, June 15, 2–4pm. Street Theory is a creative agency transforming over 100,000 sq. ft. of Boston’s underutilized walls into a unique urban park and visual playground between Boston’s South End and South Boston neighborhoods. Street Theory presents a panel talk-back, DJ, and multi-media installation in Calderwood Hall.

Join the discussion with locally and internationally renowned street-artists, Massachusetts-based mural festival organizers, and city stakeholders on the impact of street art on the urban landscape, communities and the people who live in them.

Thursday, June 13th. Embrace your creativity! Join us at this free event for teens, celebrating the arts, performance, art-making, and free food.

The Gardner’s Teens Behind the Scenes are putting together a free night of art, music, food, dance, and more, just for high school and college students. For more information, follow @isgm_teens on Instagram.

When: Saturday July 20th 2019, rain date Sunday July 21st 2019

Time: Saturday 10am - 4pm

Where: The lawn of the Mill Pond Shops, 3980 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878

About: Our 32nd Annual Summer Arts and Artisan Festival features 60-80 local and regional artists spread across the gorgeous wooden lot nestled behind the Mill Pond Shops in Tiverton Four Corners.