ARTS FIRST Allston!
For the first time in the festival's 26-year history, ARTS FIRST comes to Allston on Sunday April 29, with an adventurous lineup of fun and exciting activities. Join us -- and the Harvard Business School, Harvard i-lab, OFA Ceramics Program, Harvard Ed Portal and the Harvard Stadium -- for a joyful daylong expansion of the festival to our nearby neighbors! Free and open to the public. Shuttle buses available. All are welcome. Download the complete ARTS FIRST Guide for detailed information about all the events during the festival, which runs April 26-29.
Highlights for ARTS FIRST Allston include:
Get your M.B.A. (music, bagels and art!)
Explore your inner artist with your Harvard Business School neighbors. Enjoy live music, Make Art activities and fun pop-up events for all ages.
Harvard i-lab, 125 Western Ave. 11 AM-1 PM
Allston Mural by Paul Deo
Celebrate the launching of a new mural by the Harlem-based artist who brings signature bright colors and Afrofuturistic style to Allston-themed public art.
Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave. 12-1 PM
The following events are ongoing 1-5 PM at various locations noted below.
Harvard Student Art Show
View the work and meet the artists. Curated by the Harvard Student Art Collective.
OFA Ceramics Program and Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave.
Ceramics Open House
Make art and experience the OFA Ceramics Program in action.
OFA Ceramics Program
Western Ave. Arts Walk
Discover public art treasures with student guides. Wear comfortable shoes!
Leaving hourly from Harvard Ed Portal
Singer-Songwriters in Concert
Enjoy pop, rock and folk outdoors with Asia Stewart ’18, Mo Kwok HGSE '18, Jocelyn Bonadio-de Freitas HGSE '18, Avanti Nagral ’20, Laila Smith ’17/NEC ’18 and Melissa Ferrick HGSE ’19.
The Grove, 167 Western Ave.
Antigone at Harvard Stadium
Sophocles’ tragic drama about a woman who disobeys is only the second classics play staged at the stadium in a century! Adapted by Mitchell Polonsky '19, Ben Roy '20 and the Harvard Classics Club.
Antigone is made possible with support from the Office for the Arts at Harvard, with additional support from Harvard Ed Portal, the Classics Department and Harvard Classics Club.
WAYS TO GET TO ALLSTON
Walking: From Harvard Square, walk down JFK St. Continue over the bridge and down N. Harvard St., 2 blocks past the Stadium.
Public Transportation: Take MBTA buses #66 or #86 to N. Harvard St. at Western Ave.
Shuttle: Visit shuttle.harvard.edu for a complete shuttle schedule.