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Dallin Museum Temporarily Closed for Installation of New Indigenous Peoples Gallery
May 16, 2022

The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is currently closed through mid-July for the installation of a new Indigenous Peoples Gallery exhibit and a redesign of the entry hall. This exciting project is supported by funds from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area Partnership Grant Program. The state funds […]

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Arlington Heights Window Paintings Celebrate Spring

More than 50 paintings in storefront windows celebrate spring, sustainability and community! Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Heights came alive on Saturday, May 7, as people of all ages created paintings in storefront windows. The themes were native plants, pollinators, sustainability, eco-diversity and, of course, community! There was a lot of laughter and swapping of supplies […]

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Get Ready for Spring Fling Festival in Arlington Heights
April 26, 2022

Put a little SPRING into your step at the Arlington Heights Spring Fling Festival on May 21, from 2 – 5pm! Bring the family and friends for puppet shows, crafts, a Touch-A-Truck hosted by the Arlington Fire & Police Departments, games, an ACMi demonstration, some fantastic live music, Taiko drumming, and an artists pop up […]

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‘The Plastic Bag Store’ Film & Event Comes to Arlington May 10 for EcoWeek
April 2, 2022

Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store was an astonishing grocery market installed in a storefront in Times Square, NY — astonishing because everything in it was meticulously made of plastic bags, to call attention to the pervasiveness of single-use packaging.  Visitors stepped through the doors to the frozen food cooler to discover an intimate theater with […]

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THINK SPRING! REGISTER NOW for Arlington Heights Spring Window Painting!
March 4, 2022

Arlington residents are invited to participate in the Arlington Heights Spring Storefront Window Painting Event, which will take place on Saturday, May 7th, from 9am to 1pm. Paint a window by yourself or grab your friend or family and paint a window together in one of 52 designated storefront windows in 21 Heights businesses. Designs […]

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Grants Committee Awards 2022 Grants Totaling $18,515

Susan Larson,  Chair of ACAC Grants Committee (Arlington Cultural Council), has announced the award of 19 grants totaling $18,515, for cultural programs in Arlington (ranging from $280 to $1,154, with an average grant of $740). Grantees were chosen from 37 competitive applications. “We are continuously impressed by the caliber of projects presented to our council. […]

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Sign up for Feb. 27 “Elevating Arlington’s Voices of Color: How to Tell One’s Story”
February 17, 2022

Elevating Arlington’s Voices of Color archive collection is an opportunity for community members of color to share their stories and elevate their voices. Too often community members of color are spoken for or about, and the purpose of this project is to restore the power of sharing one’s own narrative. Using a variety of mediums, […]

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Jasmine Milton’s ‘In Loving Memory’ Banners to be Installed for Black History Month
February 7, 2022

Arlington will be installing 14 new banners in celebration of Black History this month. Among the chosen designs are 6 banners by Boston Artist Jasmine Milton for a project she named “In Loving Memory” — a series of paintings bringing attention to the most vulnerable young people of color: Black kids who are missing or […]

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Update on Chanel Thervil’s Artist-in-Residence Project and February Photo Session
February 2, 2022

ACAC’s third Artist-in-Residence, artist and educator Chanel Thervil, is moving forward with her projects in Arlington. Chanel is widely known for her vibrant mixed media portraits and powerful community-building approach to artmaking. Her residency in Arlington has involved both of these aspects of her art practice through multiple components. Several community gatherings were held this […]

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Judging Finalized for Youth Banner Initiative
December 17, 2021

The Youth Banner initiative announces that judging for this year’s banners is complete and winning designs will be available soon for viewing. This year’s banner initiative inspired art submissions from more than 100 students in Arlington’s middle school and high schools, and 20 banners will be chosen to be displayed along Mass Ave this coming […]

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