stART on the Street

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community


P.O. Box 20280Worcester, MA 01602 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To provide free community arts events in Worcester, MA focusing on local artists, crafters, performers, cultural organizations and art education for youth.


stART, an innovative arts celebration 'on the street’ was the brainchild of an independent group of local artists and art lovers at it’s inception in 2002. stART on the Street is organized by a group of dedicated volunteers committed to changing the cultural scope of Worcester and Central Massachusetts. stART on the Street is the signature event; a day long arts, music, and cultural celebration on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA.

Initially held on Main Street in Worcester, the festival moved to Park Avenue in 2006, to overwhelming accolades and the largest attendance to date. The stART on the Street festival has hosted an increasing number of arts and crafts vendors each year. A main stage area hosts a variety of live bands from rock & roll, alternative country, jazz, world music and more. Street performers entertain on the street level; everything from Africa-Brazilian Capoeira demonstrations, a cappella groups, acoustic music, dance and many more genres of performance art. A Youth Activities area with local organizations hosting interactive art activities has been a popular attraction for families throughout the years.


Would you recommend stART on the Street?
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by Fanny C. from Spencer, MA (April 11, 2018)
Great people joined under the same cause. And great experience helping the city of Worcester
by Nikki E. from MA (May 29, 2012)
stART coordinators are super organized, and most of the artists are really nice too. While the festival is open you can walk around and enjoy the art, music and food. I've helped during all shifts - early morning (moving tables, helping artists unload cars, etc), mid-day (info booth, selling water or t-shirts), and at the end (loading artists cars, picking up trash, gathering tables and chairs) for different events, and it's always fun. I love stART and tell all my friends about it every time they have one!

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