Call for Artists

Arlington Community Education is accepting submissions of artwork for their cover art contest. The deadline is June 28, 2019. Winning artists will receive $250 and exposure to an audience of more than 50,000 in exchange for use of their artwork. All mediums are welcome, including watercolor, acrylics, prints, photography, oil, collage, quilting, assemblage, stained glass, etching, handmade paper and mosaic. Find out more and submit your artwork at

Arlington Community Education (ACE) is a program of the Arlington Public Schools that is completely supported by tuition from our courses. ACE provides affordable education and enrichment opportunities for children and adults from Arlington and surrounding communities.


Use the exhibit space at the former Sunbug Solar (1319 Mass Ave) to display your work.
Successful proposals may include any artistic medium including installation, painting, sculpture, photography, light and sound, as well as poetry or prose (for example, part of a poem or essay that is enlarged and cut out of adhesive vinyl and placed on window front). We are looking for displays that can be read from a distance as well as close up, that are visually exciting, and that show both sophistication and appropriateness for the location.

Proposals may be submitted by individuals, families, and groups, and may include any of the following:
• drawing and illustration
• photography and video
• painting, fiber arts, and other media
• sculpture and other 3D expressions

High School students in Arlington are encouraged to apply. Dimensions of the window are as follows:
Side panel = 43 3/4”w x 74 1/2” h
Right panel = 44 3/4” w x 74 1/2” h
Left panel is 44 3/4 w x 74 1//2” h

To submit your proposal, or for more information, contact Ali Carter, Economic Development Coordinator at or 781-316-3095.




Chairful Where You Sit is a temporary outdoor art installation  and fundraiser for Arlington Public Art featuring reimagined chairs. We invite you to find an old chair and creatively transform it. Images from previous years’ Chairful events.
This year’s event will take place on June 8 from 11 to 6 pm, concurrent with the ACA’s event, Porchfest, and will be held at Uncle Sam Plaza across from Whittemore Park in Arlington Center.
In keeping with Chairful’s commitment to upcycling orphan chairs, our theme this year is SUSTAINABILITY: FLORA AND FAUNA.


Adults and older teens. Ages 14 and under may participate only with an adult partner.  All entries will be accepted.
All chairs will be available for purchase by the public for a donation of $100 and will support Arlington Public Art’s programs. Artists may request a percentage of the  purchase price or may donate the full sale amount to APA.

Applications are $10 per chair.

To apply, please use the Town of Arlington online portal.

Or you may send a check made out to the Town of Arlington, and send it to

Chairful Where You Sit
c/o Kristin DeFrancisco, Town Manager’s Office
Arlington Town Hall
730 Mass Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476

Applications due by June 1, 2019
Chair drop off Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 8 to 11 am
Peoples’ Choice and Jury Awards Announced, June 8, 2019 at 5pm

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