ACMi and ACAC Present Program on Public Arts Projects
December 20, 2018

Bus Stop Art, Arts/Business Collaborations Spotlighted in ArtsArlington Program The Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture and Arlington Public Art have teamed up with ACMi to produce a new ArtsArlington program. The inaugural episode, “What’s with all those dots?” was created by Arlington’s Public Art Curator Cecily Miller and ACAC Commissioner Stewart Ikeda, along with […]

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20th Anniversary Celebration at Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
December 18, 2018

Approximately 50 people attended the celebration, including two of Dallin’s great-grandchildren. “Hopefully this will get the name ‘Dallin’ as well-known as his statues,” said great-granddaughter Pat McCabe. Located in Arlington Center in the Jefferson Cutter house, the Dallin Museum exhibits almost 100 works of Dallin’s art, including approximately 50 sculptures, 10 paintings, and several coins […]

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Latest installation of art in Music Studios of Arlington window
December 6, 2018

Bill Turville is the fourth artist to show an installation of sculpture in the window at the Music Studios of Arlington, located on Mass Ave. in Arlington Center next to Helena’s. Bill is a long time Arlington resident, architect, and sculptor whose current installation was originally designed for the Blue Jean Ball fundraiser that the […]

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A Tribute to Kevin Greeley
November 28, 2018

The arts community mourns the loss of long-serving Select Board member, Kevin Greeley. We thank him for being a strong supporter of the arts and making Arlington the vibrant place it is today. Mr. Greeley was a compassionate listener intent on making Arlington a great place to live for everyone. With a keen eye toward […]

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2019 Youth Banner Project in Full Swing!
November 12, 2018

Young people in grades 6-12 who live in or attend school in Arlington are invited to create designs for colorful banners along Mass Ave. Twenty designs will be chosen by a panel that includes members of Arlington Public Art, a committee of the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture. Students whose designs have been selected […]

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Mystic Chorale Registration & Upcoming Performance
November 9, 2018

Sing with Mystic Chorale Gospel, led by Jonathan Singleton- Registration opens Dec. 2nd Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. The Mystic Chorale is a non-profit, non-audition, volunteer-run community chorus. The ability to read music, while […]

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New Fox Mural on Za Pizza’s Building in East Arlington

Have you noticed East Arlington has gotten a little more colorful lately? Next time you are in the neighborhood of the Fox Library be sure to check out the new “Fox” mural by Somerville artist, James Weinberg, on the side of Za Pizza. The mural is a celebration of local wildlife, while the fox has […]

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Arlington Center for the Arts Celebrates New Home
October 27, 2018

On Saturday evening, October 27th, hundreds of supporters and collaborators gathered throughout the evening to celebrate the re-opening of the Arlington Center for the Arts, at 20 Academy Street, in newly renovated space that places the ACA in the heart of Arlington’s recently designated Cultural District. ACA was established in 1988 by a visionary group […]

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Arlington’s Bus Shelters Get a Facelift
October 15, 2018

This month, commuters taking the bus along Arlington’s Mass Avenue corridor are in for a treat! Arlington Public Art has enlisted five artists to transform five bus shelters into works of art. Each one is unique, reflecting the style and interests of each artist. Together, the bus shelters celebrate the Town’s initiative to improve bus […]

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ArtLinks News Update

Participating in two very successful events, Town Day and The Bikeway 25th Anniversary Celebration, both in September, was not only fun, but we are happy to announce that ArtLinks is now 125 artists strong! Steering Committee member Laurie Bogdan spearheaded this year’s group project for the aforementioned Bikeway celebration. Many of our members joined in […]

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AIFF announces Master of Ceremony for opening night
October 9, 2018

The Arlington International Film Festival is thrilled to announce that Theresa Okokon will serve as Master of Ceremony for the opening night of the 2018 Festival on November 1st at the Capitol Theatre. As a storyteller, social worker, and yoga teacher, Okokon embodies the spirit of the Festival through her multifaceted work building communities through […]

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October 5, 2018

“Your days of struggling to find arts events in Arlington are over.” Our new website was recently featured in the Arlington Advocate. Read the full text here!

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Bikeway Haiku
September 30, 2018

Uncle Sam Plaza, Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington Center The 25th anniversary of the Minuteman Bikeway and the launch of Bikeway Haiku were held on September 29th. 10 miles, 110 haiku poems — written by the community. inspired by the nature and social life of the Bikeway, and stenciled on the path! There was music in […]

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Arlington Public Art is unveiling two new works for the annual PATHWAYS: Contemporary Art on the Bikeway.
September 26, 2018

Christopher Frost’s sculpture Colony is a playful miniature village perched on a monumental tree near Linwood Street. Colony’s invisible inhabitants are overlooking busy Spy Pond Park and the Bikeway. ExtraOrdinary Birds is a set of art cards with portraits by painter Resa Blatman and text by Ellen Reed. These lush images of neighborhood birds, together […]

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Lively Response to Call for Ideas
September 14, 2018

Lively Response to Call For Ideas Art, Gardens, Music and Festivals Proposed September 5, 2018, Arlington, MA – When the marketing committee of the Arlington Cultural District (ACD) sent out a Call for Ideas in June, they were hoping for a community brainstorm about art and events that would enliven the ACD, with a special […]

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Reminder: 2019 ACC Grants Important Dates

As a reminder, the first Applicant Information meeting for ACC 2019 Grants is approaching on September 17th, 7-8:30pm at the Arlington Senior Center. An additional summary of ACC Grants dates can be found below. The Arlington Cultural Council (ACC), a program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), announced the 2019 season of grantmaking on August […]

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Card to Culture
August 27, 2018

Arlington Cultural District invites businesses to join innovative program. Arlington, MA, August 27, 2018 – Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio is pleased to announce its participation in the Mass Cultural Council’s Card To Culture, a program designed to make access to the arts accessible and affordable to individuals and families receiving transitional assistance from the […]

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Arlington Cultural Council: Call For 2019 Grant Applications
August 25, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARLINGTON CULTURAL COUNCIL CALL FOR 2019 GRANT APPLICATIONS ONLINE FORM AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1 for OCTOBER 15, 2018 DEADLINE  David B. Harris ACC Publicity August 25, 2018 (ARLINGTON, MA) The Arlington Cultural Council (ACC), a program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), announces the 2019 season of grantmaking.  ONLINE APPLICATIONS will be available on September 1 for projects […]

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ACA Call for Artists: I’m New Here: Perspectives on Migration
August 21, 2018

Calls for Artists I’m New Here: Perspectives on Migration juried by Boriana Kantcheva –August 21, 2018 ACA announces a call for artists for I’m New Here: Perspectives on Migration – the inaugural exhibit in the Arlington Center for the Arts’ new Shaira Ali Gallery. This exhibit will feature prominently in the grand re-opening celebration of […]

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Beats for EATS raises $40,000 for Arlington EATS
May 16, 2018

More than 350 of Arlington’s own showed up at Town Hall Saturday night for the third annual beats for EATS. The sold-out event raised nearly $40,000 for Arlington EATS. The fundraising event is a primary source of revenue allowing these programs to continue and grow in Arlington. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. […]

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An artist views ‘Our Changing Town’

The street scenes along Mass Ave that McCormick began painting seven years ago have changed dramatically. A number of independent stores have been replaced or the owners have moved. Many storefronts remain empty.

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ACA hosts Blue Jean Ball
April 5, 2018

The Arlington Center for the Arts hosted its first annual Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, February 3 at Arlington Town Hall

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Arlington Knitters Create Public Art on Bikepath
March 13, 2018

If you use the Minuteman Bikeway for your morning commute, you may have

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