ArtsFest Hudson

We’re excited to announce the second annual ArtsFest Hudson. We’ll be building on the popularity of last year’s inaugural festival to bring you the best of the local arts scene, all in downtown Hudson on Saturday, May 4, from 12-5pm. In case of rain, this event will be moved inside to the Boys&Girls Club and the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, both on Church Street across from Town Hall.

Read the press release here.

Volunteers Needed!

Last year this event brought several thousand people to downtown Hudson, so we need a team of enthusiastic volunteers to make sure the festival runs smoothly! If you’d like to join and be a part of making art happen here in your community, sign up here!

Sponsors

Initial sponsors for this event include the River’s Edge Arts Alliance, Main Street Bank, Serendipity, the Boys & Girls Club, Hudson Town Hall, and the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. If you’re interested in finding out more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@upwitharts.org. We’d love your pARTnership!

Performers

Two stages will feature rotating performers drawn from Hudson and the surrounding communities. Come see what’s happening!

Town Hall Stage
12:00pm – The Rafters
1:10pm – Belly Dance Variety Show
2:00pm – Astro Sasquatch
3:15pm – REHarmonix
3:45pm – New City Music
4:30pm – Bow4Bow, a Symphony Pro Musica Quartet

Main Street Bank Stage
12:30pm – Quinn Middle School Chorus
12:45pm – New England Martial Arts
1:30pm – Steven Craig, the Ridiculous Magician
2:30pm – Disney Princess Appearance
3:15pm – New England Martial Arts
3:45pm – Disney Princess Appearance

SPECIAL OFFER: Finish off your ArtsFest day with a thrilling performance by Hudson’s own 65-member Symphony Pro Musica at 7:30 pm at Hudson High School. Symphony Pro Musica has been an important part of the Hudson community since its founding in 1983. For the past 36 years SPM has performed symphonic and choral works, operas, ballets, and family programs in nearly 300 concerts! The orchestra often collaborates with student musicians from the local schools and regularly features rising young soloists. For the May 4th concert, SPM will be joined by prizewinning young violin superstar Inmo Yang in Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic and tuneful Violin Concerto.  All students and first-time concertgoers attend free, or use the codeword “ArtsFest” to receive $10 off your ticket!   For more information and to buy tickets, please click here. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Activities

We’ll have fun for all ages up and down Main Street all afternoon, from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Stop by and get involved!

Community tapestry weaving in front of Town Hall with Saori
Bubbles and sidewalk chalk at Town Hall, along Main Street, and at Main Street Bank
Kids’ craft tables at Main Street Bank
Face Painting (1:00pm-4:00pm) at Main Street Bank
Glitter Tattoos at Main Street Bank

Vendors

We’re so excited about the vendors who will be joining us for ArtsFest this year. Plan to shop your way up and down Main Street and support these wonderful local artists and artisans!

Art by Soma79
Beach Happy Creations
Birds of New England
Bluestocking Photography
Cat Rescue of Marlborough and Hudson (CARMAH)
Crafty Creations
Celma Cunha
deCORSI
Dragonflies Boutique
DWolf Designs
Elegant Jewelry
Elle & EM Designs
EricDrawsArt
Faux Fleur
For the Birds
Marilyn Hanlon
Heather’s Hearth LLC
Hudson Rotary Club
Hudson Soap Kitchen
Hudson YSAP/The Opioid Project
James Heroux Art
Jennifer Adams Jewelry
Jessie Jewels
Glede Kabongo
K. Higgins Design
Kathy’s Handmade Woodcrafts and More
Life Expressions Decor
Emily Linback
Mary Harrington Art
Deirdre Millman
Mrs. Lou’s Naturals
New England Martial Arts Athletic Center
Candice Oxnard
Pillow Talk and Quiltz
Red’s
Sarah Hiers Design
Small Precious Things
Spin Fluff- Cotton Candy Creations
Sugar and Gold Design
Christine Sterling
Suzanne Larsen Studio
Symphony Pro Musica
The Glass Sandbox
Three Birds Artisans
Tialinas Homemade Greeting Cards
Twisted Sister Welded Artworks
Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson
Warmth of Wood Designs
Sonya Walters
Wine and Roses Photo Design
Works from the Woods
Worrest Photography