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New Art for Local Transformer Boxes!
July 18, 2019

Arlington Public Art, a committee of ACAC, has commissioned artists to paint five transformer boxes this summer. You might be able to catch the artists in the act of painting while you drive, bike, or walk around town. This year, local businesses have offered to sponsor the boxes. We are grateful to the Kickstand Café, […]

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Pathways Update
July 9, 2019

PATHWAYS is an innovative public art initiative with the goals of exploring issues that matter to Arlington and enhancing the Town’s already strong sense of community connection. Sculpture, installations, and paintings on the pavement enliven the route between Lake Street and Swan Place – the section of the Bikeway in the Town’s Cultural District. Artists […]

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4th Annual Fox Festival Parade

4th annual Fox Festival a huge success! Hundreds of children and families kicked off the Feast of the East on June 15 with the Fox Festival Parade. Students from the Thompson School dressed as birds,butterflies and bats in costumes made with puppeteer Sara Peattie. They celebrated the pollinators that their school is working hard to […]

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Chairful Where You Sit this Saturday!
June 5, 2019

An exhibit and fundraiser featuring reimagined, rescued chairs Saturday, June 8, 11 to 6 pm [rain date June 9] Uncle Sam Plaza, intersection of Mystic St. and Mass Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474 Free and open to all!   Chairful Where You Sit, now in it’s 6th year, has become a much-awaited community art event. Chairful […]

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Garage Band: A Pop-Up Dance Party and Celebration of Community
June 4, 2019

Post-Porchfest Dance Party with Live Music from the Bittersweet Band and School of HONK! Saturday, June 8, 6 to 8 pm [rain date June 9] Arlington Global Service Station, 334 Mass Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474 Free and open to all!   GARAGE BAND is a pop-up dance party, a celebration of community, and a gathering […]

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AHS Rebuild Plans Benefit Town Arts & Culture
June 3, 2019

At its May meeting, the Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture (ACAC) confirmed its unanimous support for the current Arlington High School (AHS) rebuild design. We regarded it as vital for Arlington, not only to maintain and improve the high-quality education that our town values.  Beyond the safety, accessibility, pedagogical and practical benefits, ACAC also […]

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Free Fox Festival Workshops for Families
June 1, 2019

Join us for a free workshop with artist Sara Peattie. Make a fox puppet out of cardboard and other recycled materials for the Fox Festival Parade, a celebration of the Fox Library, our animal neighbors, community and imagination on June 15. Workshop schedule: Sunday, June 2, 12:30-3:30 pm Wednesday, June 5, 6 to 8 pm […]

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Fourth Annual Porchfest on Saturday, June 8!
May 31, 2019

The Arlington Center for the Arts is thrilled to be presenting the fourth annual Arlington Porchfest on Saturday, June 8, 2019! Each year Arlington Porchfest unites live music with community participation in a day-long celebration of the arts in Arlington. Porchfest is a grassroots music festival where bands play on front porches across town and […]

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10th Anniversary of Jam’n Java Open Mic at Kickstand Café Friday, June 7, 2019
May 22, 2019

The Jam’n Java Open mic at Kickstand Café, which takes place on the first Friday of every month from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, is celebrating its tenth anniversary on Friday, June 7, at Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA. The Jam’n Java Open Mic provides a free, live music venue for the Arlington […]

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Arlington Community Education Cover Art Contest
May 21, 2019

Arlington Community Education is accepting submissions of artwork for their cover art contest. The deadline is June 28, 2019. Winning artists will receive $250 and exposure to an audience of more than 50,000 in exchange for use of their artwork. All mediums are welcome, including watercolor, acrylics, prints, photography, oil, collage, quilting, assemblage, stained glass, […]

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