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PORT ARTS FEST:
 
Port Arts Festival (formerly the Home Port Block Party) was established on June 15, 2018 as an annual community-wide event. It’s a celebration of  the vibrancy of the Port community and of the families and neighbors who live here. The Port has historically been one of the most culturally rich and diverse areas in Cambridge. In the Port, one can overhear languages spoken from around the world, enjoy foods from every part of the planet, and see beautiful public murals that help to identify this unique stretch of neighborhood. Port Arts Fest is an opportunity to interact with our community through art-making, activities, music, and food. Three blocks of Windsor Street are closed down so that Community Art Center's Teen Public Art Crew can paint it’s Port Ground Mural, building on the national trend of establishing “neighborways” to increase physical safety in urban neighborhoods.
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We can't wait for community friends and supporters to swing through to enjoy
all of the activities and live art-making!

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Attend

PAF Attend

When:

May 18th

10am to 6pm

Rain Date: May 19th 

Where:

Community Art Center is located at 119 Windsor Street.

Festivities will take place on Windsor St. between Harvard St. and School St.

Free and Open to the Public

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for more updates!

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While at Port Arts Fest, please be sure to stop by this year's

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We can't wait for community friends and supporters to swing through to enjoy

all of the live art-making.

Volunteers/vendors

PAF Volunteer

Volunteers:

 

Port Arts Fest is a community event, and we need our community's help! Volunteers will work in 2-3 hour shifts throughout the day, supporting Port Arts Muralists, sponsors, and attendees.

We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers with experience in hospitality/customer service, photography, videography, first-aid, construction, time-management, and collaboration!

Vendors:

Are you a local artist? Or perhaps you represent a neighborhood organization. Are you looking for opportunities to sell your work or inform community members about your programs and services? Come join our event!  The Community Art Center welcomes local artists and other neighborhood organizations to participate in the Port Arts Fest as vendors. Registering to be a vendor is free, but there is limited availability and all vendors must supply their own tables and chairs. 

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  • Q: Where is the Community Art Center located?
    119 windsor st cambridge Ma 02139
  • Q: Where are the restrooms located?
    A: 119 windsor st cambridge Ma 02139 - please follow the signage into the building.
  • Q: What is the COVID policy to attend?
    A: According to the CDC, “If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate yourself from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days. Wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public. Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.” Please do not attend if you have any symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, body aches, or congestion.
  • Q: How do I vote for a mural?
    A: Next to each mural there will be a QR code and SMS text-to-vote instructions.
  • Q: Who do I contact for booth information at the event?
    A: Contact a staff member wearing a blue CAC t-shirt.
  • Q: Where can I find exhibitor lists?
    A: On this Webpage: communityartcenter.org/portartsfest
  • Q: Where can I find parking?
    A: We encourage you to take the MBTA as nearby parking is limited. There is some street parking available nearby, but it is usually full. There are also some pay to park ramps near the Central/Kendall area.
  • Q: Where can I find beverages?
    A: Coolers are located around the site, and you can find coolers inside the Community art center.
  • Q: What is the smoking policy?
    A: Smoking is not allowed on the site, 6 feet away from the perimeter of what is shown on the site map is permitted.
  • Q: Is there a rain date for the Port Arts Festival?
    A: The rain date is Sunday, May 21st.
  • Q: What is the day schedule?
    A: Event schedule is below: 10:00am Event Begins 12:30pm Gourmet Kreyol Food Truck Arrives 1:30-3:00pm Jean Appolon Expressions Haitian Folkloric Dance Class 3:00pm Pipe Dreams Cupcakes 4:00pm A Trike Called Funk begins 4:30pm Gourmet Kreyol Food Truck Leaves 5:00pm Muralist stop & Voting wraps up 5:30pm Mural Masters Winner announced 6:00pm Event ends
  • Q: What is the hashtag for this event?
    A: #portartsfest #muralmasters #caccambridge
  • Q: Where can I leave feedback?
    A: You can either find a staff member wearing a black "Mural Masters" shirt on the site or scan the feedback QR code onsite to leave your feedback online.
  • Q: Where is first Aid located?
    A: If you need emergency assistance, call 911. For minor cuts and scrapes, First Aid is located in the Community Art Center at 119 Windsor st Cambridge, MA. There is also an ice pack available.
  • Q: Where are Trash and Recycle bins located?
    A: There will be trash and recycle bins available throughout Windsor St.
  • Q: Is there electricity provided?
    No electricity is provided.
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