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Façade Lighting for ArtWeek

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Registration is NOT required
Free and open to the public

Come witness the ​Athenæum’s historic 10½ Beacon Street façade illuminated in an array of colors for one night only, just after sunset as the library doors close, as part of the statewide ArtWeek celebration.

Boston ​Athenæum façade in colored lights.

As a special nighttime salute to our arts, cultural, and creative communities, iconic buildings and structures light up during ArtWeek on different nights in multicolored splendor. “Light Up the Night” is a colorful skyline celebration representing the wide spectrum of diverse artists and creative organizations who are the innovators and champions of creativity within all of our communities.

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center. This special event is part of ArtWeek, an annual, award-winning innovative festival spotlighting the Creative Commonwealth and featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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To request ASL interpretation services for any of the Athenaeum's programs, please contact Hannah Weisman at 617-720-7617 or