The last weekend in April

arts festival

Every year, the Boston College Arts Festival brings the Boston College and surrounding communities together to celebrate the arts. In 2018, the 20th annual Arts Festival once again invited the community to experience the variety of arts at Boston College firundefinedsthand. A talented group of more than 1,900 student and faculty artists presented music, theater, dance, poetry, film, painting, sculpture, and more.

With over 16,000 visitors from Boston College and the surrounding community coming in to celebrate every year, the Arts Festival never fails to be one of the most vibrant and exciting events at Boston College. Students have the added bonus of relieving end-of-semester stress, while members of the surrounding communities are given the opportunity to delight in all forms of art, from the laugh-out-loud humor offered by comedy groups, to the transcendent beauty of the many dance ensembles, to the boldness of the studio art students' work.

Highlighted at the spring's festival are the "BC's Best" competition, BC Cultural Night, and Dancing with bOp!. Other annual features include children's activities, a mass for the arts, an exclusive alumni event, student art work for sale, multi-cultural dance performances, and expanded hours at the McMullen Museum. Special guests at the festival have included Tracey Wigfield '05, Nick Scandalios '89, Chris Doyle '81, Anne Garefino '81, Robert Polito '73, Chuck Hogan '89 and Amy Poehler '93.

The 2019 Boston College Arts Festival will take place

Thursday, April 25–Saturday, April 27, 2019

Alumni, Faculty & Student Recognition

Each year, the Boston College Arts Council recognizes an alumnus, a faculty member, and several students for their accomplishments and contributions to the arts in various disciplines. Alumni and faculty award recipients serve as role models, inspiring and guiding developing young artists in the Boston College community. The award recipients participate in programming at our annual campus-wide Arts Festival and interact in small-group settings with students in their fields. Student award recipients in sophomore, junior or senior years are recognized for their creativity and accomplishments, as well as for specific projects.