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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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Free Video-Making Workshop Starring Fox and Owl!
July 6, 2020

The Arlington Center for the Arts and ACAC are teaming up to offer a free ZOOM workshop for youth and families on July 23, from 4 to 5pm. Meet puppeteer Sara Peattie and artist Kari Percival, and get started making art or a video short starring our paper puppets, Fox and Owl! You can print […]

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New Youth Banners Installed
June 26, 2020

The new Youth Banners by local Arlington teens were recently hung in Arlington Center. Last fall, 95 students submitted work to the Youth Banner Initiative, inspired by the theme “cycles,” and 20 winners were selected to be featured on the banners. Of this group, three students were chosen to each receive a $200 scholarship. Congratulations to Claire Grant, Eliot Hughes, and Sarah Peterson!  Funding […]

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BLM Remembrance on the Minuteman Bikeway
June 24, 2020

Guest blog by Laurie Bogdan Say their names. An idea became an action on June 13th for a group of 30 East Arlington neighbors. We gather periodically “6 at 6” (at least 6 feet apart at 6 pm), text ideas and opinions, report wildlife sightings, borrow puzzles and cooking staples, and ask advice. In the […]

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Outdoor Art Studio for Kids
June 18, 2020

Marina Strauss, our ArtLinks Featured Artist for June/July, is offering an outdoors, open art studio format for kids 7 and up on several Fridays over the summer, from 4-6pm on June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 31 and August 7th. Space is limited. All artists will be required to wear masks and […]

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Arlington Fox Fest 2020 Online Family Workshops June 10 & 11!
June 7, 2020

A cherished annual tradition in Arlington, The Fox Festival & Parade, has been reimagined as an expansive and welcoming, virtual family event this year that encourages creativity, appreciation for local wildlife, and safe social distancing.  This year, we celebrate with an at-home puppet art extravaganza for kids and adults to do together: The Epic Adventures of […]

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