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, now over 300 as of September 2013, all demonstrating and selling their handcrafted items. Stages host a variety of live bands from rock & roll, alternative country, jazz, world music and more. Street performers entertain on the street level 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.
Awards & Accolades
- In 2012, stART coordinators were awareded keys to the City of Worcester for their contribution to Worcester's art scene and local economy.
- stART on the Street has been voted Best Annual Festival by Worcester Magazine readers in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.