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Youth Banners Submission Deadline: December 18
November 23, 2020

The Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture invites students in grades 6 – 12 who attend school or live in Arlington to submit creative and thoughtful artwork for the Youth Banner Initiative. The Youth Banner Initiative encourages development in the visual arts and offers an opportunity for students in grades 6 to 12 to be […]

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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 […]

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This Saturday — 22nd Annual Arlington Open Studios!
November 12, 2020

Join the Arlington Center for the Arts for our 22nd Annual Arlington Open Studios happening on Saturday, November 14, 2020, 11-5pm. The ACA has reimagined the format of this year’s event to take place virtually and there are many opportunities to meet and support local artists, while also enjoying a full schedule of live and […]

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Grants Application Deadline EXTENDED to December 14

The Grants Committee of the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture announces an extension of its deadline for submitting applications for grants. The deadline for submission is now December 14, 2020. Grants are used to fund arts, humanities, and interpretive science programs to benefit the community of Arlington. Annually, these grants typically range from $150 to $1000. […]

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‘We Cannot Walk Alone’ Mural Installed on Broadway St.
October 30, 2020

“We Cannot Walk Alone” a mural on the side of 284 Broadway across from the Fire station, was created by the artist, Kari Percival, working with very young children who came together at a pre-pandemic Martin Luther King (MLK) Day event in January 2020, coordinated by the JCC Greater Boston. Stephanie Marlin-Curiel, JCC Metro North Family […]

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New ‘Parklet’ Features Grant-Funded Mural by Local Artist
October 27, 2020

Installation finished on Sunday for ‘Clean Energy Now’ –a mural created by local artist Maria Lobo on a grant initiative from Generation180 to inspire voters on environmental issues — and will be the backdrop to Arlington’s latest outdoor parklet, developed in partnership with the Town of Arlington’s “Shared Streets” initiative and building owner Cynthia Pasciuto. […]

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Introducing Arlington’s COVID-19 Community Archive
September 25, 2020

Six months after Arlington’s first diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in March, Arlington’s COVID-19 Community Archive is available and accepting contributions on the “Local History Resources” page at The archive presents a snapshot of life in Arlington during the pandemic and includes a growing array of images, videos, and documents for future students of local […]

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Sidewalk Poetry Enlivens Arlington Cultural District
September 22, 2020

Citizen-Contributed Haiku Returns, This Time on Mass Ave! Arlington has been waxing poetic during the pandemic, first through the inspiring series of Red Letter poems circulated by Town Poet Laureate Steven Ratiner, then by the multimedia collaboration of Walking Poetry installations on the bike path by visual artist Adria Arch and poet Jesse Brown, and […]

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Register NOW for ACE Creative Online Classes
August 29, 2020

Arlington Community Education (ACE) is offering more than 150 adult classes this fall, including 34 new classes. New Fine Arts & Crafts classes feature the opportunity to use a broad-nibbed fountain pen to form beautiful lettering at “Introduction to Calligraphy,” draft and sew an A-Line skirt that will fit your measurements perfectly, create prints without […]

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Annual Art Auction Goes Virtual to Support Town Public Art
July 30, 2020

Chairful Where You Sit, an annual community event featuring artistically transformed chairs and small furniture rescued from basements and curbs, has helped support public art in Arlington since 2012 and rescued more than 400 chairs from the landfill. The fundraising event traditionally coincides with Porchfest and takes place in a festive gathering at historic Uncle […]

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