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Artist Talk: Outside|In
October 8, 2019

On Friday, October 18, beginning at 6pm, you are welcome to attend a special artist talk, hosted by 13FOREST Gallery. Outside|In features 3 artists: two of whom have just completed public art projects in town – Freedom Baird, and Katherine Shozawa — and a third, Michelle Lougee, who will be launching her project in December.  […]

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CircleSinging: A Playful Approach to Music
September 30, 2019

CircleSinging: Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10am, Portal Crystal Gallery (489 Mass Ave) Sing a phrase, hum a few notes, snap, clap, stomp, and do a little dance. It’s all part of a novel approach to singing and building community that is grounded in improvisation and play. Developed and popularized by musicians such as Bobby McFerrin […]

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VITA PROJECT at Menotomy Rocks Park
September 23, 2019

Saturday, October 5, noon-4pm Menotomy Rocks Park, Arlington   The Vita Project is a temporary and participatory public artwork that playfully explores cultural vitality as a form of physical fitness.  Through interactive sculpture and performative prompts, the Vita Project invites the public to experience an inventive reinterpretation of the existing Vita Course – a series […]

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Enjoy Spooky ‘The Addams Family’ & More with AFD

Arlington Friends of the Drama presents “Addams Family” September 20 – October 6, with performances Friday nights and Saturday nights at 8pm, and Sundays beginning at 3pm at AFD, located at 22 Academy Street in Arlington Center. This family-friendly show features a frightfully fabulous cast and set, and an array of spookily amazing costumes. The […]

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Support for ArtsArlington
September 17, 2019

The Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture is grateful for the support of many businesses, individuals, town entities, and volunteers that have supported the flourishing of arts in our town.  Among these: Town of Arlington Arlington Select Board Arlington Town Meeting Arlington School Committee Massachusetts Cultural Council Arlington Global Service Station C0lumn Health Kickstand Cafe […]

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Arlington Cultural District Produces “Explore” Brochure
September 4, 2019

A print invitation to explore Arlington, starting with the Cultural District–that’s the best way to describe the new Arlington Cultural District (ACD) brochure, which just hit countertops and brochure racks this summer. You can pick one up at Quebrada, Artbeat, the Fox Library, the Book Rack, and Town Hall, just to name a few. The […]

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Garage Band: A Town Day Pop-Up Dance Party!
August 28, 2019

Arlington’s Dance Party is Back to Cap off Town Day! Saturday, September 14, 4 to 6 pm Arlington Global Service Station, 334 Mass Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474 Free and open to all!   After experiencing the best that Arlington has to offer at Town Day, head over to GARAGE BAND, an After Party organized by […]

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Pathways Update
August 27, 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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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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4th Annual Fox Festival Parade
July 9, 2019

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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