Arts Arlington in the News

MassCreative
Spotlight: Arlington Community Comes Together Through Art
At MASSCreative, we are proud to highlight Arlington and ACAC’s work not only as an example of the power of partnership in one specific moment, but also as a demonstration of how long-term relationship-building creates a culture that allows these inspiring moments to happen. The kind of engagement we see in Arlington is what motivates us to promote the importance of the arts & culture in connecting communities and creating joy through public art for all.

Boston Globe
‘This is exactly the time you wish someone would surprise you with a poem’
Steven Ratiner, the poet laureate of Arlington, came up with the idea of sending poems by Arlington poets to 1,000 randomly selected homes in Arlington. Then the pandemic hit, followed by its economic fallout, and racial unrest. He changed the project to an e-version, and now the poems are being read by thousands of people around the country hungry for a respite from all the grim news.

Talk of the Town
Arts Arlington Spotlight on ACMi’s ‘Talk of the Town’
ACMI TV’s James Milan interviews ACAC Co-Chair Stewart Ikeda and Public Art Curator Cecily Miller about several developments, pivots, and planned projects impacted by Covid-19 

Wicked Local Arlington
Fox Festival hosting art challenge
ArtsArlington offers summer long virtual events to keep families engaged, replace Covid-impacted Fox Festival

YourArlington.com
E. Arlington service station raises signs of hope, thanks
Businesses, artists, town collaborate to salute Covid-19 workers, promote safety

YourArlington.com
Feb. 16 deadline for residents’ poetry in April ‘secret’
Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s poet laureate, is seeking submissions from Arlington residents to contribute to “a rather unconventional, utterly delightful way to inject poetry into the everyday”

Wicked Local Arlington
ArtLinks bringing local artists together
ArtLinks, a local arts network group, has been gathering monthly for the past three years

Wicked Local Arlington
Art is “popping-up” in Capitol Square – News
Story focused on changes at Jan Whitted’s Artbeat

YourArlington.com
Whose banners will grace Mass. Ave.?
2020 winners of the Youth Banner Initiative of the Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture,juried by three prominent Arlington-based panelists

Wicked Local Arlington
New paintings popping up in Arlington storefronts
How ACAC is helping to replace ugly vacant storefronts with vibrant artistic designs until new tenants are found

Talk of the Town
Artist-in-Residence Featured on ACMi’s ‘Talk of the Town’
ACMI TV’s James Milan interview Artist-in-Residence Michelle Lougee about her exciting, collaborative 2020 Pathways project

Arlington Patch
Make Art! Protect the Environment! Kick Off Reception
Please join the Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture for a festive reception on Monday, December 9 (7 to 9 pm) to welcome Michelle Lougee

YourArlington.com
Poetry, art meet at Jason Russell House
Arlington Historical Society and the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture collaborate to bring intriguing work to a prominent and evocative site

Wicked Local Arlington
Arlington libraries to welcome artist in residence Michelle Lougee
ACAC Public Art Curator, Cecily Miller says, “My hope is that Arlington residents of all ages will participate in this creative project..”

Wicked Local Arlington
Arlington artists sought to paint transformer boxes
Artists ages 18 and up living or working in Arlington are invited to submit designs for a new series of artwork painted on transformer boxes

Arlington Patch
Sep 14 | ArtsArlington Celebration Weekend! | Arlington, MA
Enjoy a walking tour with Minuteman Bike Path public art creators Freedom Baird, … for town-related arts and culture activities in Arlington, MA

WBUR
What Impact Do We Have On Our Environment? An Arlington Art Installation Makes Us Think About Our Presence
Growing up in the northern reaches of Manhattan, artist and sculptor Freedom Baird spent much of her youth clambering up the trees at Inwood …

ACMI TV News
Chairful Fundraiser at Uncle Sam Plaza
ACMI TV segments covers ACAC’s Chairful Fundraiser held during this year’s Porchfest

Fusicology
Arlington Town Day After-Parties: Garage Band and Pathways Celebration
Bring your dancing shoes to fully enjoy a diverse program of swing, Latin, and Japanese musical traditions performed by master musicians in the town’s hippest new open-air venue for the arts – an old-time neighborhood garage covered with polka dots!

Wicked Local Arlington
Garage Band dance party to follow Porchfest
Pop-up dance party turns gas station into community celebration — a perfect capper for townwide Porchfest

Boston.com
10 things to do in Boston this weekend
Arlington Porchfest and a finale from School of Honk and The Bittersweet Band at Arlington Service Station from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ArtsBoston
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Boston Mamas
27 Things To Do This Weekend In Boston (& Beyond)
Have your portrait drawn or do some drawing yourself at Live Arts Arlington (Arlington).

Arlington Entrepreneurs
Arts Arlington – A Feast for the Eyes and Ears this June
Performances will be popping up in public places in the Town Center thanks to the volunteer arts activists from a new group formed by the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture

ACMI TV
Arts Arlington: Whats Up With All Of Those Dots?
The artists behind 2018’s BRT Bus Stop Art Project; Business and Artist collaborations re-energize neighborhoods in the cultural district

Your Arlington.com
’19 youth project names 3 winners; banners are up
A reception was held at Arlington High School’s Media Center to celebrate the 20 young artists whose work will be featured on vinyl banners along Mass. Ave.