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Chairful Where You Sit 2019 is in the works
February 14, 2019

Chairful Where You Sit is on its way this June and we’re looking for people to decorate chairs for Arlington Public Art’s annual exhibit and fundraiser. Dates and times will be announced soon, but meanwhile, if you’d like to be part of the fun this year and are willing to rescue an orphan chair from […]

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Kickstand Cafe features Bikeway Haiku on its windows
February 13, 2019

Emily Shea, owner of Kickstand Cafe, has offered the windows of the beloved Arlington cafe as the backdrop for 10 of the haiku selected from this summer’s community public art project. Composed by Arlington residents and others who enjoy the Minuteman Bikeway, the haiku have been printed out in white adhesive vinyl lettering and adhered […]

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Seyyide opens auditions for dancers to be part of Sarab-Mirage company
February 12, 2019

SPRING-SUMMER 2019 Join Sarab-Mirage Dance Company experience from March to mid-Summer, on a performance-focused program in the Boston area. Our program offers training in performance skills, and periodic rehearsals in preparation for at least two performances in Greater Boston events. The program does NOT include technical training, participants are expected to continue their technical training […]

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Blue Jean Ball!
February 1, 2019

Arlington’s favorite winter arts party is back… the Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) invites you to the second annual Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, February 2, 2019, so put on your favorite pair of blue jeans and come celebrate with ACA! A fun & festive, denim-draped, one-night-only extravaganze, the Blue Jean Ball (taking place […]

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ACAC’s 2018 Annual Report
January 31, 2019

2018 was a huge year for the Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture, and we’re pleased to share some of the highlights and accomplishments in our Annual Report. We have created a solid foundation for 2019 to be our most successful year yet in our continued quest to help promote the thriving arts and culture […]

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Local Artist Sharon Stafford Wins 3rd Place in Competition
January 30, 2019

“Opened”, a contemporary basketry piece by Sharon Stafford, has won third place in the 2018 Lewton-Brain Foldforming Competition. This award is quite special to Sharon because “Opened” is a wonderful intersection of the two main branches of her art – metalwork and basketry/weaving with metal. The textures and forms of the two work together beautifully […]

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AHRC Call for Storytellers: Deadline 1/25
January 16, 2019

The Arlington Human Rights Commission is kicking off the year with our popular community building storytelling event: Double Take: Stories That Make You Think Twice From the Arlington Community. This year, we’re experimenting with people recording their stories on their own and submitting them to us. The AHRC Double Take Team will review all story […]

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Call for Artists: Exhibit space – proposals due Jan 25, 2019

Use the exhibit space at the former Arlington Tailoring & Dry Cleaning (888 Mass Ave) to display your work. Successful proposals may include any artistic medium including installation, painting, sculpture, photography, light and sound, as well as poetry or prose (for example, part of a poem or essay that is enlarged and cut out of […]

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La Passeggiata: Animal Neighbors of Arlington
January 4, 2019

Have you noticed the large deer, bear, fish, and fox families gathered on the walls of the Fox Branch Library in Capitol Square, East Arlington? This temporary installation uses a street art technique called “wheat paste” to attach giant versions of small scale drawings to brick walls, transforming an intimate art form into the scale […]

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2018 Youth Banner Winners Announced
January 2, 2019

This year’s Youth Banner Initiative winners have been selected from 95 submissions. Judging took place in mid-December with three panelists including Selectman John Hurd, Arlington artist Kate Holcomb Hale, and artist and chair of Arlington Public Art, Adria Arch. The group chose the selected artwork based on adherence to this year’s theme of trees, artistic […]

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