60th Annual Arts Festival

Arts Festival poster

It's time for our annual celebration of the arts with the Worcester Public Schools Arts Festival! We hope you will join us and celebrate the amazing work and dedication of the students and teachers from throughout our City!

What can you see and do?

Arts Exhibit
May 5-30
Worcester Public Library
Features the work of several hundred students in all our schools, grades preK through grade 12.

Festival Opening and Senior Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 5, at noon
Worcester Public Library Saxe Room
Celebrate the accomplishments of our outstanding seniors and hear the Arts Festival proclamation!

Seeger Sing and Procession
Friday, May 5 at 11:15AM
Worcester City Hall Plaza
Our schools gather to sing the songs of Pete Seeger and then join the Quinsigamond Rhythm Corps in a procession to the Library for the Opening festivities. Get ready for surprise or two!

Teen Night
Monday, May 8, 5:00-7:00 PM
Arts Worcester - 660 Main Street
Enjoy the 17th annual biennial exhibit featuring leading and emerging artists.

Meet the Artist Gala
Tuesday, May 9, 5:30-7:30 PM
Worcester Public Library
Our signature event celebrates our student artists! Enjoy the exhibit, participate in a Task Party, make your own art, take in some great acoustic sets, get something to eat at the food trucks and party!

Uke-a-pa-looza
Monday, May 15 at Noon
City Hall Plaza
Did you know we have more than 200 ukes in the schools? Bring your uke and jam with students from Sullivan Middle and Forest Grove. We hope its a beautiful day.

Evening of Dance
May 17 at 7:00 PM
The Hanover Theater for Performing Arts
$12.00, $16.00, $24.00
Journey Under the Sea with the award winning Burncoat Dance Magnet as they retell  Disney's Little Mermaid through dance.

Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
May 18th at 7:00 PM
Forest Grove Middle School
$5
A beloved story brought to life by the students at Forest Grove.

North High Arts Spring Showcase
Thursday, May 18th at 6:00 PM
Enjoy performances and art work on display throughout the school.

Native American Pinch Pot Show
Friday, May 26th from 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
Columbus Park Elementary School - 75 Lovell Street
View the work of students and visiting artist Sue Fisher.

Flat to Form: Making Paintings into Sculpture
Tuesday, May 23 from 4:00 PM- 5:00PM
Durkin Administration Building - 20 Irving Street, First Floor
Featuring works from the Arts Magnet Programs at Worcester Arts Magnet School, Burncoat Middle School and Burncoat High School.

Sullivan Middle School Memorial Day Program
Friday, May 26th at 9:30 AM
Cafetorium
Join the Sullivan Middle School Chorus and Goddard Scholars Academy Concert Band at their annual Memorial Day Concert.