ArtWeek Returns to Worcester, April 26 – May 5

by | Apr 26, 2019 | Entertainment, Arts, Events

WORCESTER – Celebrated annually each Spring, ArtWeek (Friday, April 26 – Saturday, May 5) is a ten-day festival featuring unique and unexpected art experiences that are interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists and the creative process.

Over 1,000 visual, musical, and performing art events are scheduled throughout the state. Some free. Some with a fee. All designed to engage local communities in their local art scene.

Here in Worcester there are current and ongoing exhibits on display at the Worcester Art Museum, the Worcester Historical Museum, ArtsWorcester, The Sprinkler Factory, and throughout the creative community, giving anyone with an artistic sense of adventure plenty of opportunities to enjoy the week.

You may visit for a complete list of ArtWeek events in Massachusetts.

Here are just a few of the one-of-a-kind art celebrations happening in Worcester that you won’t want to miss:

Friday, April 26

  • Cover Art

Hosted by WICN from 11am Friday, April 26th-11am Saturday, May 5th

WICN will be featuring an exhibit of record album cover art! This event is free to the public. Please visit for more information and exhibit hours.

  • Glow-In-The-Dark Art Night

Hosted by ArtReach from 6:30-8:30pm

Support the Be Like Brit organization with a night of glow`in-the-dark fun! Create some beautiful ART. Meet an artist whose work glows all over the city. Henna that glows. Drinks and desserts that glow. $15 per artist with 100% of the funds raised going to the November mission of Be Like Brit. For more information and tickets please visit


Monday, April 29

  • Paint The Ice!

Hosted by the Worcester Railers, 5pm — 9pm at the DCU CenterTransform the Worcester Railers HC Ice into a canvas celebrating your favorite moments in the History of Worcester! There is a $10 per painter fee. For more information, group rates, and to purchase tickets, visit


Tuesday, April 30

  • Worcester Youth Spring Concert

Hosted by Main IDEA at the Worcester PopUp

Join Main IDEA for a fundraiser hilighting their students in a musical concert. Tickets are $10 per person, with all proceeds going to Main IDEA.


Wednesday, May 1

  • Student Thesis Art Exhibit and Meet The Artists Event


Hosted by The Gallery, Ghosh Center, Worcester State University

At this special ArtWeek event, art patrons meet the artists who created the work. VPA s graduating art students present their capstone work, exhibiting their best work while in attendance at Worcester State. See the work of Bailey Boutiette, Ellen Schlosstein and Maddie Lindfors.  Gallery hours, Tue.-Fri. 11 am-5 pm and Sat. 1-5 pm.


Thursday, May 2

  • Cardboard, Conception, Construction, Opening Reception

5pm-8pmHosted by Preservation Worcester, Columbus Park Preparatory School Art Club , and the Worcester PopUp

Immerse yourself in a large-scale 3-D cardboard facade installation of the Columbus Park neighborhood, while you meet the artists who built it. This is a free event. For more information please visit


Friday, May 3

  • Speech & Debate

8pm and 10:30pm performances

Hosted by The Hanover Theatre

On the edge of adulthood, three high school misfits band together to expose their drama teacher for what he is – a sexual predator. This hilarious and sarcastic dark comedy takes us along as these young adults discover how to make themselves heard in the adult world. After the performance, the cast and director remain for a conversation with the audience. Tickets: $14 general public, $10 seniors, and $7 students. For tickets visit

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Darcy Schwartz, "Miss Darcy" as she is known to her students, is the founder of ArtReach, a woman owned, artist-owned, working art studio founded on the premise that developmentally appropriate, creative activities can serve as launching points for artistic exploration and expression at any age.A printmaker, an illustrator, and a writer, Darcy holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York, where she completed a certificate program in art therapy. Darcy is a member of the NAEA (National Art Educators Association), and SCBI (The Society of Children's Book Illustrators), as well as many other community and philanthropic organizations.For more information on Darcy, her studio, her work, her writing, please see the bio on her website,