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16th Annual Arts Festival Schedule

Thursday, April 24 - Saturday, April 26, 2014

Festival Events Every Day

  • Music, theater, and dance events every hour.
  • Art demonstrations, sidewalk chalk, and craft art for purchase by BC artists.
  • Literary readings, film screenings, and art exhibitions throughout the day.


Featured Events

  • Arts and Social Responsibility programs are featured at the festival this year. Check out the schedule pages and look for events marked with a LEAF.


  • The Drowsy Chaperone

The Boston College Theatre Department presents a rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent. Directed by Boston College Professor Dr. Stuart J. Hecht, The Drowsy Chaperone boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. *Admission $15, $10 for seniors or with a BC ID. Tickets available online at or at 617-552-4002. Robsham Theater Arts Center

Children's Activities

Saturday afternoon from Noon-5:00 p.m.

  • Arts 'n' crafts, painting, and more!
  • Children's Story Hour.
  • Demonstrations & hands-on activities.

And many many more events! For complete schedule listings by day or event, please visit corresponding pages in the left-hand navigation or download the full festival schedule.

Schedule Updates:

  • Panelists announced for the "Art Industry Insider Panel"! Joining Anne Garefino '81 (executive producer of South Park and this year's honored alumni guest) for this exciting event are Philip Gilpin Jr. '03, executive director of the Independent TV and Film festival, Matthew Cullinan '07, producer for National Geographic's "Doomsday Preppers," and Jim Fagan '07, writer for AMC's "Story Notes." These BC alum will be talking all things TV on Thursday, April 24, 4:15 p.m. in Stokes Art Tent.


  • Added Program: The Boston College Music Department and OpShop present "the human rendition": Selections from H. M. S. Pinafore and Into the Woods. Lyons, 4th Floor, Room 423, at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 26th, 2014. OpShop is the student performing troupe of the BC Opera Theatre. Randy McGee, Director and Joseph Young, Accompanist.


  • Added Program: Book signing (after the faculty reading) in Gasson Rotunda, Friday April 25, 2-3 p.m, featuring faculty members: Elizabeth Graver, Maxim Shrayer, Amy Boesky, and Michael Keith.


  • Correction: Dean Quigley will give the university address at the Arts Awards Ceremony, Friday, April 25, 4:00 p.m., and not Jack Butler, S.J., as listed in the schedule.


  • Correction: Program Listed as "China Watching: Modern Chinese Talks" (Thurs & Fri, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.) is actually titled "China Watching: Modern China Talks."


  • Due to unforseen circumstances, the Bapst Gallery is now closed. As a result, the Art Club Spring Exhibition and "The Student Lens: A Year of Photography at Boston College" are canceled.