HarborArts Festival 2014 was a huge success!




September 24, 2014

HarborArts Presents: HarborArts Festival 2014 featuring Soul Clap and friends!

Saturday, September 20, 2014 – Noon to Midnight

at the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery, Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina

Presented in association with We Are Music, Soul Clap Records, and Strewnshank Productions

East Your Art Out!  HarborArts Festival 2014, the fourth annual anniversary celebration of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery, made a huge splash in East Boston!  Over 4,000 people flocked to the docks this past Saturday to enjoy a full day of arts, live music, activism, and delicious food & drink in the historic working shipyard. The last Saturday of summer brought us a postcard-perfect afternoon on the waterfront and festgoers of all ages from East Boston and beyond mingled along the pier with vendors and artists.  After sunset, we danced the night away under the stars before sweeping views of the sparkling Boston skyline.

The most successful HarborArts Festival to date would not have been possible without the generous support of the Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, and the contributions of our sponsors and friends:

Soul Clap Records, We Are Music, Strewnshank Productions, Narragansett Brewing Co, Lagunitas Brewing Co, Angry Orchard Cider, Yelp, Uber, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, East Boston Main Streets, East Boston Chamber of Commerce, Future Boston Alliance, Spot & Beam Lighting, KC Arts Brokerage, East Boston Savings Bank, Zipcar, CopyAndPrint.com, Rhythm Superfoods, Grain Woodshop, Save That Stuff, The Boston Harbor Association, ZUMIX, Greenovate Boston, COOP Power, Harvard Extension Environmental Club, and others.

BIG UPS to the musicians who delighted us with their amazing talents:

Soul Clap, Tigerman WOAH!, DJ Bruno, Max Pela & CRUZZ (UNITY), Randy Deshaies, BOSQ, Cloud Factory Band, The Frotations, John Hanifin Band, DJ Ryan Brown, General Motor, DiverCity, and Mass Jammin Commission.

Immense gratitude for this year’s featured installations and artists:

Connected by the Sea by Liz LaManche, 2014. The world’s largest tattoo.  http://earthsign.com/docktattoo/

#YES by Brian Kane, 2014.  Boston’s HarborHeart  www.briankane.net

Circus for Construction  by Ann Lok Lui, Craig Reschke, Larisa Ovalles, and Benjamin Widger, 2014.  A traveling event space for exhibiting and experiencing works of art + architecture.  www.circusforconstruction.com

Arts on the Harbor by KC Arts Brokerage.  A pop-up warehouse gallery experience.

Chess  by Larry Stearns, 2014.  A life-size interactive chess set

And last but certainly not least, A GIANT HUG to our committed HarborArts Crew of over 70 volunteers.


Festgoers enjoyed the life-sized chessboard installed by artist Larry Stearns.

A family game of Chess – Chess (2014) by artist Larry Stearns was installed in the festgrounds.

Circus for Construction made a big splash with the unveiling of their mobile art + architecture gallery, built here in the shipyard.

Soul Clap and friends produced an awesome dance party at the end of the pier.


The HarborArts Festival brought families and people of all ages to the historic shipyard.

Local entertainers kicked it live at the Arts on the Harbor preview pop-up gallery show.


The Arts on the Harbor pop-up gallery show drew a wonderful crowd to the shipyard warehouse to enjoy art, music, and local food and drink.

Tigerman WHOA! with friends after playing an amazing set on the waterfront stage.  BIG UPS to ‘Gansett for hooking it up!

Festgoers, artists, and vendors enjoyed a perfect late summer day on the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina grounds.


Bostinno – The East Boston Shipyard Has Become the City’s Next Big Artist Enclave

Boston Globe – Artist tattoos east boston pier for saturday harborarts festival

The Chronicle – Rustic Marlin & HarborArts

Eastie Times – Organizations Receive Grant Money from save the Harbor

HarborArts Mission: As a non-profit public art institution, we are dedicated to fostering cultural engagement through visual, literary, and performing arts. We embrace the unique challenge of transforming Boston’s historic working shipyard into a meaningful space for creativity, discovery, inspiration, and education within East Boston’s diverse economic and ethnic community. HarborArts is a platform for dialogue, setting the stage for global impact through accessible collaboration and environmental stewardship.

HarborArts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Please contact us at connect@harborarts.org


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