See Artivate Artists in your Community this Summer!

  • June 27, 2021

We’ve finally made it through the most challenging school year we’ve ever experienced and SCHOOL’s OUT FOR SUMMER!! We made it! Now that it’s safer to attend public events, many libraries are scheduling summer performances outdoors and many local festivals, concert series, and other public events are resuming. Virtual performances still offer families a chance for a fun activity they can enjoy together from anywhere.

If you’re looking for family friendly activities, consider some of the programs by Artivate Artists happening across the region. Visit the artist pages on our website, linked below, for program descriptions. Download the full schedule here for complete information, including times and links to event pages: Summer 2021 Schedule

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Virtual Performances

Loudoun County Public Library presents Billy B.’s Bio, Bio Diversity. The pre-recorded program will be available from June 30th through August 23rd via their website. Visit the event page for the viewing link.

Alexandria Library presents Cantaré in ¡Mucha Música! – A Musical Journey to Latin America on Monday, July 26th as a part of their SummerQuest Summer Reading Program.

On Saturday, August 21st, Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, MD), presents Step Afrika! Reads, a program for Pre-K through 2nd grade that encourages movement and reading.

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Live, In-Person Performances

All Programs occur outdoors with social distancing efforts in place. See the presenters’ websites for details on guidelines for individual events. We ask that attendees be respectful of our presenters and other families attending in-person events by following social distancing guidelines set by each presenter.

The Town of Vienna’s Multicultural Festival on July 17th features performances by artists, including Anansegro of Ghana (A Visit to Kofi’s Village). In addition, three of Artivate’s artists perform as part of the Kids on the Green series on Tuesdays this summer on the Vienna Town Green.

Christylez Bacon performs Human Beatbox at Arlington Public Library on July 14th to celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge.

St. Mary’s County Library presents Mark H Rooney on July 15th. A morning performance of  at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is followed by an afternoon performance at Leonardtown Library.

Check our website here times, more information and updates to the calendar throughout the summer: Summer 2021 Schedule

Artivate is grateful to our many supporters who help keep our lights burning – we could not do it without you.  A donation to Artivate will make a difference to many artists and communities as we adapt to the new “normal.”