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Annual Art Auction Goes Virtual to Support Town Public Art
July 30, 2020

Chairful Where You Sit, a one-day outdoor art installation and fundraiser for the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, traditionally coincides with Porchfest and takes place in a festive gathering at historic Uncle Sam Plaza, in the heart of the Arlington Center Cultural District. An auction of artistically transformed chairs and other small furniture items rescued from […]

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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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BUBBLEFEST! A New Community Celebration in the Spirit of Porchfest
June 1, 2020

Life inside a six-foot bubble can be lonely. But bubbles are transparent. We can see out and find inspiration. Others can see in and feel inspired. Connecting the dots in these uncertain times is not impossible. It just requires more creativity. Introducing BUBBLEFEST: A New Community Celebration in the Spirit of Porchfest. Since the Arlington […]

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Arlington Service Station Raises Sign of Hope and Thanks
May 11, 2020

Businesses, Artists and Town Collaborate to Salute Covid Workers, Promote Safety In mid-April, Arlington Service Station owner Abe Salhi was inspired and determined to make a bold statement of hope and resolve amid the Covid-19 crisis. Known for his patronage of public art, which earned him a 2018 Business of the Year Award, Salhi reached […]

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Red Letter Poems #3
April 15, 2020

Enjoy this week’s latest installment of the Red Letter Poems Project, inspired by our own Steven Ratiner, Arlington’s Poet Laureate, HERE! Haven’t read about the Red Letter Poems yet? This special project was envisioned as a letter-mailing campaign sharing poetry by a variety of poets with randomly-selected households. In these times of Covid-19, this project […]

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Keep Arlington AMAZING

Neighbors hanging positive banners on homes and signs in storefronts, creating sidewalk chalk art and virtual concerts, supporting local businesses and nonprofits, offering online classes — If you are inspired by the creativity, generosity, and resourcefulness of our town, consider contributing to the new volunteer-driven community-building initiative, Amazing Arlington! Take the kick-off survey here. Check in with your neighbors […]

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