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Arlington Porchfest Returns in November!
July 23, 2021

In the spirit of the much-loved community event, Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) is excited to present Porchfest Stage on the front steps of Arlington’s Town Hall as part its annual Arlington Open Studios event on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Porchfest Stage will feature free public performances by local musicians throughout the day. A […]

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Celebrate Our ‘HEIGHTS HAIKU’ Event Live!
July 6, 2021

Join us on Wednesday, July 14, 6:30 – 8pm (rain date July 15) for a LIVE community celebration of our project Haiku in the Heights, featuring an open mic, live music, and a storefront stroll to enjoy some of the original haiku that have been painted on storefront windows. Heights Haiku celebrates the streets and shops, the […]

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ACA Convenes Teen Artists
July 2, 2021

Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) celebrated Juneteenth 2021 with a new program – Teen Artists on the Issues. This 3-day workshop brought local youth together for intensive work with teaching artists, focusing on the issues they say matter most to them, including racial justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, environmental justice, Women’s rights, and immigration.Participating teens worked […]

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Live Arts Arlington 2021: The RETURN!
June 30, 2021

We are thrilled to announce the return of Live Arts Arlington for Summer 2021! After a brief hiatus during the pandemic, we are eager to pick up where we left off in 2019 with a fresh lineup of artists for people of all ages to enjoy. “Art hop” between the new SPRUCED UP parklets each weekend and […]

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Opening Weekend for Nilou Moochhala’s Public Art Installation in Menotomy Rocks Park
June 15, 2021

Meet ACAC’s Spring Artist-in-Residence Nilou Moochhala and hear about her fascinating project exploring the impact of the pandemic.  Moochhala will be in Menotomy Rocks Park on Thursday, June 17 from 5 to 7pm and Saturday/Sunday June 19 & 20 from 10am to noon. The installation consists of 100 meditation flags printed from her abstract drawings; […]

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Artist Talk and Workshop with Chanel Thervil
June 1, 2021

Please join us for a great talk — “Portraits with Purpose: Celebrating Character, Resiliency, Strength, and Joy” — on Tuesday, June 8, via zoom with Chanel Thervil, one of Boston’s rising stars, recognized for both her artistic vision and her celebratory spirit. Learn how Chanel creates portraits that celebrate the essential character and spirit of […]

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Transform Arlington’s Orange Parklet Barriers
May 26, 2021

The Town of Arlington has been setting up “parklets” – outdoor seating areas located in parking spots protected from traffic by orange plastic barriers. To make these areas more inviting and to spruce up public spaces with vibrant art, ACAC seeks a variety of proposals from artists to transform barriers with an application of colorful adhesive […]

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Volunteers Sought for Painting Poems by Hand

If you have a steady hand, experience with paint, and enjoy typography, sign painting and/or hand lettering, please consider spending a Saturday or two with the amazing Kenji Nakayama painting haiku in storefront windows! This project is the culmination of Neighborhood Haiku, a public art/poetry mashup; we’ve issued a Call for Haiku to the community requesting […]

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EcoWeek PANEL DISCUSSION: Art to Awareness to ACTION
May 7, 2021

Learn How You Can Stop Plastic Pollution On Wednesday, May 12, 7 – 8:30pm join this discussion featuring a dynamic group of speakers presenting innovative projects in Mexico, Philadelphia, and Arlington. U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark joins us via pre-recorded video as she shares her work crafting federal legislation to advance systemic change. Learn steps you can take […]

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Free Zoom Haiku Workshops for Public Art Project Celebrating Arlington Heights
May 6, 2021

You are invited to write haiku – a short 3 line poem – celebrating the distinctive neighborhood of Arlington Heights.  You can write on your own, with friends or family, or during a free zoom workshop with Arlington poet/teacher Jessie Brown.  In these fun interactive workshops we discuss what makes a good haiku, how to […]

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