stART on the Street is central Massachusetts' largest art, music and performance festival. Come shop handmade with over 200+ artists and crafters, and watch as artists create unique works right on the street. 

We provide many free art activities for children and families, and have a food court with various food vendors, including vegan options. Music and performances at stART are diverse and right on the street, allowing you to really become a part of the acts! The festival is FREE!  Come explore all we have to offer.

Thank you to everyone for helping to make 2013 a success!

stART on the Street News:

stART on the Street to focus Energy on Fall & Holiday Events - Organizers decide to forgo spring event in 2014

After much careful thought we have decided not to hold a spring festival this year.

Instead of three festivals in 2014, we will focus our efforts on the September 21st and December 7th festivals. Coordinating stART festivals is a labor of love, and we’ve worked hard for several years in a row to keep doing three festivals per year. This year we have decided to give our group a much needed rest. In doing just two festivals this year, we’re able to put more energy into the creative part of the process without stretching the limited resources we have too thin.

To keep stART events running and free to the public, we are looking for help in two ways, the first of which is funding. Hosting festivals of this size is expensive, and finding ways to work within a strict budget presents multiple challenges, This spring we will be putting more energy into fundraising and sponsorships to ease the pressure, but with more energy comes more taxation to the second resource – people power. There is room for new people to get involved in assorted roles, including logistics, fundraising, and promotions.

There are so many amazing things happening in the Canal District and were honored to be a part of it for the last two years with Spring stART. Thank you to all the area businesses for the work they put in to make spring stART successful. As successful as the spring festival has been, this year the team is regrouping and developing plans for the flagship September festival, which hosted hundreds of artists and an estimated 65,000 visitors in 2013. We currently are in the process of thinking about how we can create an even more memorable September event for both attendees and for those who take part in the festival.

Save the Date for the 2014 festivals, more information coming soon:

  • stART on the Street - Fall Edition: September 21st
  • stART at the Station - December 7th

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Support stART on the Street year round!  Our merchandise can now be found at Crompton Collective - 138 Green Street | Worcester, MA