From the ArtWeek team: "With regret that is beyond words, we are announcing the cancellation of ArtWeek 2020, our award-winning community program. We had originally hoped that a different version of the festival might be possible as we continually reassessed the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, but the ever-increasing bad news in terms of the virus and its effects, added to the increasing government restrictions on public gatherings, have led us to follow the lead of national, state, and local authorities and make this extremely difficult decision. We realize that this is very disappointing, but we also know that many of our event hosts, partners, and sponsors are also facing similar critical decisions. Ultimately, what is most important is that you, your communities, and everyone you interact with remain safe and well, so we feel that this is the right decision to make at this time."
Read the full statement here: http://www.artweekma.org/an-important-message-from-the-artweek-team/
Harwich is a featured case study on the 2020 ArtWeek website along with seven other Commonwealth communities. We are proud to represent the Cape Cod and the Islands region. Read more here. Congratulations, Harwich!
ArtWeek, which is presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, announced that the award-winning festival celebrating arts and culture across the Commonwealth will be held next year from May 1- 10, 2020. The 10-day, innovative festival features creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. Last spring, nearly 600 events took place in 134 communities and an astounding 70 percent of them were free to attend.