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The Show Must Go On! 10th Annual Arlington Jazz Festival Goes VIRTUAL for 2021
April 18, 2021

The 10th annual Arlington Jazz Festival will once again be presented virtually, since, as they say, this notable local festival must go on, no matter the pandemic weather. For this milestone anniversary year, presenter Arlington Jazz has scheduled a series of one-hour concerts, presented online over a 3-night stretch Friday, April 23, through Sunday, April […]

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Cultural Council Awards 2021 Grants Totaling $17,774

Susan Larson, Chair of ACAC Grants Committee (formerly Arlington Cultural Council), has announced the award of 24 grants totaling $17,774, for cultural programs in Arlington (ranging from $280 to $1,154, with an average grant of $740. Grantees were chosen from thirty-seven competitive applications. “We are continuously impressed by the caliber of projects presented to our […]

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Call for Applications: Teen Artists on the Issues Program
April 3, 2021

Calling all passionate, creative teens! Arlington Center for the Arts is offering a special opportunity for you to expand your understanding of the impact arts can have on communities. Join us for a FREE weekend-long program June 18-20, 2021 and discover how you can effect social change through visual arts or poetry & performance! This […]

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Appreciating Poetry in April
April 2, 2021

Arts Arlington celebrates the literary arts in a myriad of ways. Whether it’s our latest initiative helping the community write haiku to appreciate the open spaces of Arlington Heights through Haiku in the Heights, or beautifying our sidewalks in East Arlington and Downtown with Sidewalk Haiku, or sprucing up the Minuteman Bikeway with Bikeway Haiku […]

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Reflect on the Pandemic with Artist-in-Residence
 NILOU MOOCHHALA
March 5, 2021

Artist and designer Nilou Moochhala began a daily drawing practice when the pandemic struck. Quick, abstract sketches using vivid colors and expressive mark-making gave her a way to capture her state of mind, to take the measure of living under lockdown. This spring, she will create a new series of drawings in the same style in response […]

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Arlington Reads Together in March
March 3, 2021

The Arlington Reads Together (ART) community read program launched in 2003 as a way of bringing Arlington together through literature. Last summer, the ART selection committee chose Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum as the community read for ART month in March 2021.  A partnership […]

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Local Artists Challenge Us to ‘Waste Not, Want Not’
March 2, 2021

Register today for a special Zoom program ‘Waste Not, Want Not: Artist Talk with Michelle Lougee, Samantha Fields, and Charlotte Milan’ scheduled for Saturday, March 20 4-5:30pm.  Artists are challenging the disposable culture of 21st century capitalism by highlighting the environmental damage of waste while transforming trash into art. Join two of the Boston area’s […]

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Register Now for Artist Talk and Workshop with Poet Charles Coe
February 6, 2021

The Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture (ACAC) is co-sponsoring an Artist Talk on February 27 with visiting artist Charles Coe scheduled for February 27. This event is organized to support a new archive project — a collaboration between Robbins Library and the Town’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division — “Elevating Arlington’s Voices of Color” […]

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Regional Survey Fuels Recovery Efforts for Local Artists
February 1, 2021

As our arts community struggles in this difficult time of challenging economic environments due to Covid restrictions and business closings, town officials are working toward finding partnerships and shoring up support to lend a hand. In partnership with The Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Arlington has joined with Boston, Franklin, and Beverly to document the needs […]

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ACAC Collaboration Aims to Uplift Voices of Color
January 22, 2021

Announcing New Collaboration: The Robbins Library and the Town’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Division are launching “Elevating Arlington’s Voices of Color” – a new archive project designed to collect, share, and preserve the experiences of people of color. Too often, community members of color are spoken for or about; the purpose of this project is […]

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