Go Out DOORS, Neighbors!

Installation began in Arlington last week for ‘Go Out Doors – Neighbors‘, a regional public art exhibition that encourages healthy outdoors activity in times of Covid-19, environmental appreciation, and inter-town regional tourism.

Inspired by and extending The Umbrella Arts Center’s summer “Go Out Doors” exhibition on West Concord’s Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, this large-scale exhibition is a collaboration of nonprofits, visitor centers, artists from across Greater Boston, and bikeways in Concord, Lexington and Arlington.

Pictured is “Silver Linings” by artists Jason Rudokas and Laurie Bogdan, representing ArtLinks Arlington. ACAC Co-Chair Stewart Ikeda and Nick Castellano of the ACAC Grants Committee helped with the installation on the bikeway by Summer Street Field. A second exhibit, “We Are Stardust” by 2020 McClennen Award winner Adria Arch, is installed at the Uncle Sam Visitor Center in Historic Arlington Center.

The local portion of this project is supported by Arlington Tourism and Economic Development, the Arlington Cultural District, the Mass Cultural Council, and the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture.

More collaborative installations are planned here in Arlington and in several additional towns in the spring of 2021. See the new expanded call for art here.

“We are Stardust” by Adria Arch