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A Call for Poetry Submissions
January 22, 2020

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s New Poet Laureate, is working on a rather unconventional and utterly delightful way to inject poetry into the everyday, to be debuted during April’s National Poetry Month! For this project, Ratiner is announcing a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS from all Arlington-area poets, both from adults and students. He’s asking people to submit 1-2 […]

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Cultural Council Awards 2020 Grants
January 3, 2020

Arlington Cultural Council (ACC) has announced the award of 19 grants totaling $16,071 for cultural programs in Arlington. Each grant ranges from $250 to $1,500, with an average grant of $845. Grantees were chosen from 41 competitive applications. “We are continuously impressed by the caliber of projects presented to our council. This year’s grant recipients […]

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A Poet and a Sculptor Meet at Jason Russell House
January 2, 2020

In October, the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture collaborated with the Arlington Historical Society to bring work by the accomplished Boston sculptor Leslie Wilcox to the hallowed grounds of the Jason Russell House. Now Jessie Brown, an accomplished poet who lives just down the street, has written a poem in response. Wilcox has arranged […]

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Artist-in-Residence Featured on ACMi’s ‘Talk of the Town’
December 11, 2019

Arlington Community Media Inc. host James Milan invited ACAC’s public art curator Cecily Miller and artist Michelle Lougee onto “Talk of the Town” to discuss ACAC’s exciting new Artist-in-Residence project. Designed to engage the whole community in creating the next public artwork for the Minuteman Bikeway, the Residency is part of PATHWAYS, a program that […]

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Featured Artist: Margaret Moody
November 26, 2019

Meet Margaret Moody, a dedicated Puppeteer with over 30 years’ experience creating hand puppets and writing shows for all ages. ACAC is proud to highlight Margaret and her valuable contribution to the Arlington arts community! Margaret is a member of ArtLinks Arlington, the networking organization for artists in Arlington and surrounding communities.

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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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