For the year 2018, the Massachusetts has come up with the series of innovative and creative set of exhibitions and art to be showcased with ample amount of uniqueness to experience within.
With the pleasant growth and demanding market share, ArtWeek is on the verge of expanding its footprint across Massachusetts for the first time in 2018. ArtWeek is set to host an annual spring festival that is willing to offer hundreds of unique creative events featuring experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. The next ArtWeek festival will take place from April 27 – May 6, 2018.
To be opened up in the third quarter of 2018, MGM Springfield resort casino will enhance the entire urban center of the place. The property is planned to span in 14 acres and three blocks within the heart of the historic city that includes 250-room boutique hotel with world-class amenities including tranquil spa facilities, pool, gourmet dining options, retail offerings, a public art program and more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space.
The Institute of Contemporary Art has planned for expanding its artistic programming across the Boston Harbor to temporarily in the East Boston Shipyard and Marina. A new space called Watershed is lined up to open in the summers of 2018. In the new 15,000-square-foot space, the ICA will present art and public programs seasonally along with their sea port programming. Unlike any other art show in Boston, the Watershed is a whole raw, industrial space where visitors can experience immersive projects by artists engaged with the site, space, and issues related to this unique location. The Watershed will house an introductory gallery focused on the historic shipyard and a waterside plaza that will serve as a gathering place. Admission will be free for all.
Samuel Adams Brewery, America’s original craft brewer debuted a new 80-seat tap room at its Jamaica Plain headquarters. Encouraging visitors to stop by the brewery before, after, or in place of a tour for some pints, shuffleboard, and sampling of their more experimental brews, the space has been created. In addition to drinking and games, it will also be hosting weekly events like trivia and karaoke as well as food trucks and small food businesses from their Brewing the American Dream program.
In February 2018, North Adams popped up one-of-a-kind museum which is dedicated with all ”no” things but the dogs’ things. Located blocks from the country's largest contemporary art museum, Mass MoCA, Museum of Dog (M.O.D) features a private collection of dog inspired paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs and accessories. This also includes 8,000 square-foot historic spaces at the merging point of Union Street and the Mohawk Trail, formerly housed Quinn's Wallpaper & Paint.
February – December 2018, Concord
Marking its 150th
anniversary of the publishing of Little Women,
The Orchard House
in Concord has come up with special programming designed to connect visitors and Louisa May Alcott enthusiasts with the life and times of the Alcott family, events include:
· Film festival showing different iterations of Little Women
· Fashion show/exhibits of costumes from Concord Players’ Little Women plays
· Thematic tours and programs at Orchard House
· An original Little Women ballet.
January – December 2018, Salem
Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2007, The House of the Seven Gables is best known today as the setting of world-renowned American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel. In honor of its 350th anniversary, The House of Seven Gables is running special programming throughout 2018 to feature its many historical and cultural contributions.