Reimagine a chair for Chairful 2019!

Our annual fundraiser and temporary art installation of re-imagined chairs will take place on Saturday, June 8 from 11 to 6 pm, Uncle Sam Plaza, across from Whittemore Park in Arlington Center. We will be part of Porchfest, an event sponsored by the Arlington Center for the Arts.

The deadline for applying to Chairful Where You Sit is June 1, 2019.

How do I apply?

Fill out the Public Art Donation Page on the Town of Arlington’s website and submit $10 with a credit card for each registration. (You may enter more than one chair, but each chair requires a $10 fee.) You will then receive an email from our staff to welcome you and send you further instructions about dropping off your completed chair.

You can also mail a check ($10 for each chair registered) made out to the Town of Arlington to:

Chairful Where You Sit, c/o Kristin DeFrancisco
Town Manager’s Office
Arlington Town Hall
730 Mass Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476

Please include your full name, your address, a cell number and email address. You may choose to donate 100% of the sale or receive a portion of the money if your chair sells.

As in previous years, there will be People’s Choice Awards. Three awards will be given to the three most popular chairs as determined by ballots. A-DOG will also select an award winner.


For those who feel like they might need some direction, ArtBeat is hosting a two hour workshop where you can paint your own chair
Chair Painting Workshop
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to revitalize an old chair, adding your own personal touches. We’ll start with a used, “orphan” chair (if you don’t have one, we can provide one for you), and we’ll learn an easy way to prepare and create stencil designs using acrylic paints. You are invited to display your chair in Arlington’s annual community public art event and fundraiser, Chairful Where You Sit, June 8, to be held in Arlington Center. $15pp Register in advance by calling 781-646-2200