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New ArtsArlingtonCreates Facebook Group
March 29, 2020

In a partial response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Arlington Commission for the Arts and Culture has launched a new ArtsArlington Creates Facebook group intended to connect people involved in our creative participatory projects, such as Plarn Art to Save the Planet, Artist-in-Residence Michelle Lougee‘s current public art project for the Minuteman Bikeway. Designed as […]

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Red Letter Poems Project

This April, in celebration of National Poetry Month, the Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture is honored to join Arlington Center for the Arts and Robbins Library in supporting The Red Letter Poems Project by Arlington Poet Laureate Steven Ratiner. Originally intended as a campaign sharing poetry by a variety of poets with randomly-selected households, the re-envisioned […]

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Help for Non-Profit Businesses in Arlington
March 20, 2020

Dear Friends in the Non-Profit Community, The Town of Arlington has compiled a page of resources available to small businesses, including non-profits, impacted by COVID-19.  You’ll find it here. You’ll see that there is a business impact survey — please fill that out, as it will help make town and state officials aware of your […]

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Extended Deadline for Students – Call for Poems
March 13, 2020

Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s New Poet Laureate, is extending the deadline for submissions from Arlington students! March 30 is the new deadline, giving students lots of time while the schools are closed to submit poems. The Details: Ratiner is working on a rather unconventional and utterly delightful way to inject poetry into the everyday, to be […]

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Volunteer Fair Celebrates Town’s Generosity
March 9, 2020

Saturday’s Arlington Volunteer Fair, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, gave potential volunteers a convenient way to commit to helping out area organizations that run on people-power. Representatives from a number of area organizations were on hand with sign-up sheets in hopes of attracting help for […]

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Art Opportunities Abound in ACE Spring Term
March 2, 2020

The Arlington Community Education (ACE) offers opportunities for adults and youth to let their creativity bloom, including Fine Arts & Crafts, Writing & Literature, Food & Drink, Music & Theater, Family Nights, KidZone, VacationFun!, and SummerFun! Registration is open NOW, and the spring term begins the week of March 30.  Arlington Community Education is a […]

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Applying for an Arts Grant?
March 1, 2020

— This workshop has been postponed and will be rescheduled. — Do you have a concept to promote culture in Arlington? The Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture Grants Committee is hosting a grant-writing workshop to be held on Thursday, March 12 in the Robbins Library 4th Floor Conference Room from 7-8pm. The Robbins Library is […]

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Author Esmeralda Santiago Kicks Off 2020 Arlington Reads Together
February 18, 2020

Esmeralda Santiago, author of 2020 Arlington Reads Together pick When I Was Puerto Rican, kicks off a month of Puerto Rico themed programs and events when she presents Esmeralda Santiago: Writing a Life at Arlington Town Hall on Sunday, March 8, at 3pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event, courtesy […]

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Adria Arch Honored with Alan McClennen Award
January 30, 2020

We’re pleased report that the Arlington Center for the Arts will be presenting the 2020 Alan McClennen Community Arts Award to Arlington resident and public art pioneer, Adria Arch.  Adria Arch is an Arlington-based visual artist whose work has been widely exhibited across New England, the country, and internationally. She is also an educator and […]

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Call for Artists: Live Arts Arlington 2020!

DEADLINE: Monday, February 24, 2020 The Arlington Commission For Arts and Culture has an opportunity for 5-10 artists from across all performance and art forms to “take to the streets” in May and June 2020 to share their art with Arlington residents and visitors as part of LIVE ARTS ARLINGTON. Artists will activate a public […]

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