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Jazz Master Chico Freeman Performs with The Makanda Project at AHS
November 18, 2019

Tenor saxophonist Chico Freeman joins The Makanda Project for a special event on November 24, from 7 to 9pm at Arlington High School’s Old Hall, featuring and performing the music of CHICO FREEMAN. The Arlington High Jazz Band led by Tino D’Agostino will perform an opening set. Admission is free for students, $20 general admission, […]

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ACAC Awarded Grant for PATHWAYS Expansion
October 31, 2019

The ACAC has received a $2,500 grant from the Mass. Cultural Council to bring Michelle Lougee to town as Arlington’s first PATHWAYS artist-in-residence for a year-long collaborative public art project. Lougee is well known in the Boston area for her colorful sculpture, crocheted from recycled plastic bags and inspired by sea creatures, seed pods, and microscopic […]

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Arlington Open Studios 2019
October 28, 2019

The Arlington Center for the Arts is presenting its 20th Annual Arlington Open Studios event on Saturday, November 16, 11am – 6pm! This event showcases artists and artisans from Arlington and beyond in a display of arts in all its forms and media. There will be more than 60 visual artists in attendance displaying work […]

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Call for Artists: Teen Banner Initiative

The Public Art Committee of Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture kicks off the 5th year of the Youth Banner Initiative! Teens in grades 6 – 12 who live in Arlington OR attend school in Arlington are invited to submit creative and thoughtful artwork around the 2019 theme – CYCLES. Winning artwork will be digitized, printed on […]

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Artist Talk: Outside|In
October 8, 2019

On Friday, October 18, beginning at 6pm, you are welcome to attend a special artist talk, hosted by 13FOREST Gallery. Outside|In features 3 artists: two of whom have just completed public art projects in town – Freedom Baird, and Katherine Shozawa — and a third, Michelle Lougee, who will be launching her project in December.  […]

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CircleSinging: A Playful Approach to Music
September 30, 2019

CircleSinging: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10am, Portal Crystal Gallery (489 Mass Ave) Sing a phrase, hum a few notes, snap, clap, stomp, and do a little dance. It’s all part of a novel approach to singing and building community that is grounded in improvisation and play. Developed and popularized by musicians such as Bobby McFerrin […]

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VITA PROJECT at Menotomy Rocks Park
September 23, 2019

Saturday, October 5, noon-4pm Menotomy Rocks Park, Arlington   The Vita Project is a temporary and participatory public artwork that playfully explores cultural vitality as a form of physical fitness.  Through interactive sculpture and performative prompts, the Vita Project invites the public to experience an inventive reinterpretation of the existing Vita Course – a series […]

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Enjoy Spooky ‘The Addams Family’ & More with AFD

Arlington Friends of the Drama presents “Addams Family” September 20 – October 6, with performances Friday nights and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays beginning at 3pm at AFD, located at 22 Academy Street in Arlington Center. This family-friendly show features a frightfully fabulous cast and set, and an array of spookily amazing costumes. The […]

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Support for ArtsArlington
September 17, 2019

The Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture is grateful for the support of many businesses, individuals, town entities, and volunteers that have supported the flourishing of arts in our town.  Among these: Town of Arlington Arlington Select Board Arlington Town Meeting Arlington School Committee Massachusetts Cultural Council Arlington Global Service Station C0lumn Health Kickstand Cafe […]

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Arlington Cultural District Produces “Explore” Brochure
September 4, 2019

A print invitation to explore Arlington, starting with the Cultural District–that’s the best way to describe the new Arlington Cultural District (ACD) brochure, which just hit countertops and brochure racks this summer. You can pick one up at Quebrada, Artbeat, the Fox Library, the Book Rack, and Town Hall, just to name a few. The […]

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