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free art festival


The Hot Night in the City is ON this year, and we have a better lineup of events than ever. See what we have planned 👇


Worcester Center for Crafts

25 Sagamore Road

Worcester, MA 01605

Date & Time:

July 21st

4 - 9 PM

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Live Performers:

🎤 Wangari Fahari - 4-6 pm -  Afro-Jazz, Afro-Beats & World Music

🎤 Paul Courchaine - 6-8pm - Live looping, playing, singing, a one-man band

🎤 Crocodile River Music - 6:30-9pm - African music, art, and dance

Food Trucks/Beer Garden:

  • George's Coney Island Hot Dogs

  • Brynne's Bread

  • Burmese Food by Worcester Refugees Assistance Project

  • MOOving Cow Mobile Ice Creamery

  • Redemption Rock Brewing Co.

  • Decanted Wine Truck 

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FREE Studio Demos

  • Throw the Night Away! - Get dirty in the clay studio as we host brave visitors to compete in a series of clay working exercises designed to challenge you while having fun. Contests will start on the hour and visitors should sign up in advance that night, as seats are limited. No prior clay working skill required, just a willingness to play in the mud!

  • Blacksmithing Demo - Watch Josh Swalec of Ferromorphics Blacksmithing put iron to flame! 

  • More Demos TBA

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browse the galleries on view
artists on fire

The "Artists on Fire" opening will be at the Hot Night in the City, curated by Juniper Rag, in the Krikorian Gallery on July 21 at 4 pm. The show will run from 7/21 to 8/12. "Artists on Fire" will feature artists, showing three pieces of work with all art for sale for $200. This is a great way to add some of the hottest work in central Massachusetts to your art collection or an excellent opportunity to begin one! Artists that normally sell for thousands will have work in this show, and emerging artists will have a chance to hang with the best.

All the artwork will be for sale for the price of $200. No commission fees will be collected. 100% of sales go to the artists.

Curated by Juniper Rag.

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 Mary & Van Aroian Community Gallery

The Community Gallery, sponsored by the Aroian Family, and dedicated to Mary and Van Aroian, allows other nonprofits and community members a chance to display their work. Local nonprofit's art will be showcased in our Community Gallery at the Hot Night in the City.

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Artisan vendors

This year Hot Night in the City is hotter than ever! In support of the arts community, we will be hosting a variety of local vendors outside the center. Come and see wares from 50+ artists and craftspeople!

Celebrating the “hot” processes and traditions of craft creation, the Worcester Center for Crafts’ Hot Night in the City practically combusts each summer with music, food, drinks, the opening of an exhibit, and fun around the flames. All are welcome as we explore the hot processes of craft in and outside of the Center.


The dusk darkness dissipates as Craft Center artists demonstrate their profession in our studios. There is a lot of hands-on fun for the fearless and demonstrations for the appreciator. We hold Hot Night in the City rain or shine.


Worcester Center for Crafts

25 Sagamore Road

Worcester, MA 01605

Date & Time:

July 22nd

4 - 9 PM

Thank you to our Sponsors
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