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- Cambridge Arts Open Studios Return In Person This Fall, River Festival Follows In June 2024
Cambridge Arts Open Studios Return In Person This Fall, River Festival Follows In June 2024
Pictured clockwise from top left: Paintings by Roz Sommer at 2019 Open Studios; Kevin Harris Project at 2019 River Festival; Amy Meltzer fashions at 2019 Open Studios; and Sculpture Racing at 2019 River Festival.
Cambridge Arts Open Studios will return in-person this September to showcase the great creativity of our community. Stay tuned for more information and this year's dates. During the most dangerous times of the pandemic, the annual event was either held virtually or postponed to prevent the spread of covid. We're excited to see you face to face again as we celebrate the creative work of local visual artists and invite you to view and purchase their artwork in individual artist studios and Common Venues located in every neighborhood of the city.
The Cambridge Arts River Festival will not be held in 2023. The annual festival, usually held in early June, began in the early 1970s. Cambridge Arts has adapted the event for the pandemic in recent years, with virtual Stream Festivals in 2020 and 2021 and the Ripple Festival in 2022, a series of smaller in-person performances and arts markets rippling out into Cambridge neighborhoods in the spirit of the River Festival. But the pandemic continues to provide challenges for the long-term planning and fund-raising required to produce the showcase of food, arts, crafts, immersive art experiences and multiple stages of live music, dance, poetry and theater. We aim to once again host an in-person River Festival in June 2024.