The 2011 Boston “ahts” Festival came to Christopher Columbus Park in Boston’s North End / Waterfront this weekend. The video shows clips from all of the performances on September 10, 2011 along with general scenes from the festival.
In addition to the music, theater and poetry performances, there were over 60 juried visual and craft artists exhibiting and selling their work throughout the weekend and there was an extensive interactive arts program that included mural painting with the Mayor’s Mural Crew, glassblowing demonstrations with Diablo Glass, paper making, bookmaking and other hands-on arts activities with the staff from the Museum of Fine Arts. This year also featured a chalk artist, puppet encounters and a photo booth.
Video Index to Performances:
- 00:34 Sam Cornish, Boston’s Poet Laureate
- 02:25 Felix Peikli Quartet, Jazz
- 05:30 Orfeo Group, Theatre
- 14:15Opera Boston
- 18:30 Marcio Philomena Group, Jazz
- 19:45 Lisa Bello, Pop/R&B
- 22:40 Boston Percussion Group, Boston Conservatory
- 27:25 Mission Hill, Alternative Rock
On Sunday, performing were the Makanda Project, City Stage Company, the Boston Tap Company (not in video). For the complete list of participating visual, performing and interactive artists go to: Arts Festival Program. For more information about the festival contact the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events at 617-635-3911 or visit www.bostonahtsfestival.com.