Chairful Where You Sit 2019 is in the works

Chairful Where You Sit is on its way this June and we’re looking for people to decorate chairs for Arlington Public Art’s annual exhibit and fundraiser. Dates and times will be announced soon, but meanwhile, if you’d like to be part of the fun this year and are willing to rescue an orphan chair from your basement, attic, or the trash, here’s where you can sign up. We require a $10 registration fee that helps us to defray our costs for this eagerly awaited event. Chair artists can request up to 50% of the proceeds if their chair is sold. More info coming soon!
Chair by Marissa Levenson

Emily Shea, owner of Kickstand Cafe, has offered the windows of the beloved Arlington cafe as the backdrop for 10 of the haiku selected from this summer’s community public art project. Composed by Arlington residents and others who enjoy the Minuteman Bikeway, the haiku have been printed out in white adhesive vinyl lettering and adhered to the inside and outside of the windows to engage and delight.

We applaud Emily for her support of the arts in Arlington, and we look forward to more collaborations with the business community.

Join Sarab-Mirage Dance Company experience from March to mid-Summer, on a performance-focused program in the Boston area. Our program offers training in performance skills, and periodic rehearsals in preparation for at least two performances in Greater Boston events. The program does NOT include technical training, participants are expected to continue their technical training by attending class regularly during this whole period. Again, participants must commit to keep up their training by attending classes every week (with Seyyide is most desirable for the purpose of congruence with the choreographic demands of the company, but if participant attends class with other teacher who provides similar technical instruction and challenges, it may be ok too, please discuss with the director,

Participants should pre-register at:
There is a $10 audition fee to register

Participants must attend one of the audition options listed and bring the following with them:

-rehearsal clothes
-veil, finger cymbals, cane

Saturday February 23, 2019
Studio TBA, Cambridge MA
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Video auditions will be accepted with a deadline of February 26, 2019.

$200 for the entire period (approximately March to July)
[There is no funding for this program at the moment, so participants need to contribute. There may be options for partial financial support for those who demonstrate a need].

Arlington’s favorite winter arts party is back… the Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) invites you to the second annual Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, February 2, 2019, so put on your favorite pair of blue jeans and come celebrate with ACA!

A fun & festive, denim-draped, one-night-only extravaganze, the Blue Jean Ball (taking place at Arlington Town Hall from 7:00-10:30pm) will feature great music & dancing, food and drink, denim-inspired art and fashion and an irresistible array of “artful” silent auction items, including dance & theater tickets, lakeside getaways, and original artwork, plus this year’s “BIG RAFFLE” – tickets to see The Rolling Stones live in concert!

Swing Cafe will get the party started with their unique blend of acoustic swing, jazz, and rockabilly. Later, Shikiboo & Butane Blue Band will have you up on your feet and out on the dance floor with an irresistible mix of upbeat and nostalgic R&B, Mowtown, Soul, and good old-fashioned Rock and Roll.  No partner?  No problem!  We’ll all dance the night away together!

You will also have the opportunity to bid on an enticing array of artsy silent auction items, including original artwork and accessories; music, theater, dance, and museum tickets; and some fabulous one-of-a-kind experiences, including a night at the theater with arts & entertainment reporter Joyce Kulhawik; a trip to the Boston Flower Market with Derby Farms owner Barbara Popolow; a one-on-one photo critique with ACA’s beloved photography teacher Emily Belz, and a personal bike lesson with Ciclismo Classico founder Lauren Hefferon!!  There’s also a New Hampshire Cottage getaway, and an overnight at the Westin Copley Plaza.  Bidding is now open online!!  Visit for listings and details.

What to wear? ACA suggests keeping it festive/casual, blue jean/denim-inspired… add your own touch of bling – or simply come as you are!

All proceeds support the Arlington Center for the Arts community arts programs.  ACA has recently re-opened in a brand-new location at 20 Academy Street in Arlington Center, after a $1million renovation of the top two floors of Arlington’s historic Central School.  More info: