Linda Plaut Festival of the Arts
Friday, May 1, 2020 - Monday, June 29, 2020
The two-month celebration of arts, culture, and beautification begins May 1 and will continue June 30. The annual Newton Festival of the Arts, has been renamed: Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts to honor her memory and impact she had on people and events in the City the past five decades. She died in February 2019 after serving many years as the director of The Mayor’s Office of Culture Affairs.
The Festival is organized and supported by Newton Community Pride, a non-profit, which with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, is responsible for two dozen events each year.
The 6th annual Festival spans many facets of arts and culture including music, performance, art, movies, Porchfests, and Village Days. The Festival has served as a catalyst for the cultural life of the city. It has been a showcase for many artistic organizations and fostered new relationships and collaborations. “No other time in the year do so many organizations across media and events come together for their mutual benefit,” said Chris Pitts, chair, Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said: “Arts act as bridges and bring different people together to laugh, to think, to move, to enjoy and to discuss shared experience.“
The Festival is supported by sponsorships by businesses in Newton led by the Village Bank, which is the Presenting Sponsor. Several dozen banners hang on utility poles across the City promoting the April and June Festival.