Wednesday, July 22

stART on the street

Congratulations to our own Scott Boilard of Worcester, MA. He has done it again. Bravo for winning another stART on the street logo contest for the annual hooplah of handmade goods here in Central Mass. This year's theme is stART in Motion. From paper goods, photography, jewelry, pottery, fine art, clothing...everything handmade!

From the stART site:
stART, an innovative arts celebration ‘on the street’ was the brainchild of an independent group of local artists and art lovers at it’s inception in 2002. stART on the Street is organized by a group of dedicated volunteers committed to changing the cultural scope of Worcester and Central Massachusetts. stART on the Street is the signature event; a day long arts, music, and cultural celebration on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA.

Initially held on Main Street in Worcester, the festival moved to Park Avenue in 2006, to overwhelming accolades and the largest attendance to date. The stART on the Street festival has hosted an increasing number of arts and crafts vendors each year, from 165 in 2006, 240 artists in 2007 and and anticipated 275 in 2008, all demonstrating and selling their handcrafted items. A main stage area hosts a variety of live bands from rock & roll, alternative country, jazz, world music and more. Street performers entertain on the street level; everything from Africa-Brazilian Capoeira demonstrations, a cappella groups, acoustic music, dance and many more genres of performance art. A Youth Activities area with local organizations hosting interactive art activities has been a popular attraction for families throughout the years.

As a cultural group dedicated to participating in the entire Central MA community, stART on the Street provides public art projects incorporating at-risk and special needs youth. Providing youth with an opportunity to experience collaborative community art has been a rewarding aspect for the group as a whole.

Scott has also been one of the first participating artists, since the inception of stART on the street, which has grown enormously in scope and attendance since 2002. Here is one of Scott's originals.

{Octo 72 by Scott Boilard}

stART on the Street Festival

Sunday, September 20, 2009
11am - 5pm
(rain date Sept 27)
Park Ave, between Highland and Pleasant Streets Worcester, MA


Sprout said...

Congrats Scott!

And you all need to keep your eyes peeled for my 3rd annual pre-stART on the Street brunch when it gets closer!

Adoniram said...

Congratulations Scott!!!

Alita said...

Congrats Scott! I'm already excited for stART, especially since it's in my neighborhood. I love spending the day checking out all of the gorgeousness.