Dallin Museum celebrates Arlington Town Day
September 11, 2022

After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Dallin Art Museum’s Art on the Green returns to Town Day! Come and enjoy this jubilant event on Sat., Sept. 17, from 10am to 4pm, in Whittemore Park, in front of the museum in Arlington Center (corner of Mass Ave and Mystic St). Art on the […]

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September 6, 2022

Come see the work of Arlington artists David Ardito and Laurie Bogdan in this year’s Art Ramble, presented by The Umbrella Arts Center in collaboration with the Concord Division of Natural Resources. Curated by Arlington resident and ACAC Commissioner Stephanie Marlin-Curiel, this year’s theme, “In the Balance,” features installation, soundscape, sculpture and poetry works that […]

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August 9, 2022

This Friday, August 12, Broadway Plaza will host not one but two free performances as part of the Live Arts Arlington programming! At 6pm, enjoy a dance performance by Seyyide Sultan, who specializes in teaching and performing belly dance. Seyyide has appeared at numerous fundraisers and cultural events in the Boston area. Following Seyyide’s performance, […]

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June 14, 2022

Get ready for a day of music and celebration on June 18, with Arlington Porchfest and Garage Band! Arlington’s favorite grassroots community music festival — Arlington Porchfest — starts at noon on Saturday June 18th to a porch near you! Come out to this special day of music, brought to you by Arlington Center for […]

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Arlington Cultural District Launches Self-Guided Tour
May 31, 2022

New Self-Paced Audio Guide Lets Visitors Explore Arts, Culture and History Highlights at One’s Own Pace An expansive new self-guided digital audio tour for mobile devices provides visitors and locals with a personalized deep-dive into a wealth of historic, artistic and architectural assets throughout the Arlington Cultural District at ArtsArlington.org/ACDTour. Narrated by noted local historian […]

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Dallin Museum Temporarily Closed for Installation of New Indigenous Peoples Gallery
May 16, 2022

The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is currently closed through mid-July for the installation of a new Indigenous Peoples Gallery exhibit and a redesign of the entry hall. This exciting project is supported by funds from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area Partnership Grant Program. The state funds […]

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Arlington Heights Window Paintings Celebrate Spring

More than 50 paintings in storefront windows celebrate spring, sustainability and community! Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Heights came alive on Saturday, May 7, as people of all ages created paintings in storefront windows. The themes were native plants, pollinators, sustainability, eco-diversity and, of course, community! There was a lot of laughter and swapping of supplies […]

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Get Ready for Spring Fling Festival in Arlington Heights
April 26, 2022

Put a little SPRING into your step at the Arlington Heights Spring Fling Festival on May 21, from 2 – 5pm! Bring the family and friends for puppet shows, crafts, a Touch-A-Truck hosted by the Arlington Fire & Police Departments, games, an ACMi demonstration, some fantastic live music, Taiko drumming, and an artists pop up […]

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‘The Plastic Bag Store’ Film & Event Comes to Arlington May 10 for EcoWeek
April 2, 2022

Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store was an astonishing grocery market installed in a storefront in Times Square, NY — astonishing because everything in it was meticulously made of plastic bags, to call attention to the pervasiveness of single-use packaging.  Visitors stepped through the doors to the frozen food cooler to discover an intimate theater with […]

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THINK SPRING! REGISTER NOW for Arlington Heights Spring Window Painting!
March 4, 2022

Arlington residents are invited to participate in the Arlington Heights Spring Storefront Window Painting Event, which will take place on Saturday, May 7th, from 9am to 1pm. Paint a window by yourself or grab your friend or family and paint a window together in one of 52 designated storefront windows in 21 Heights businesses. Designs […]

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Grants Committee Awards 2022 Grants Totaling $18,515

Susan Larson,  Chair of ACAC Grants Committee (Arlington Cultural Council), has announced the award of 19 grants totaling $18,515, for cultural programs in Arlington (ranging from $280 to $1,154, with an average grant of $740). Grantees were chosen from 37 competitive applications. “We are continuously impressed by the caliber of projects presented to our council. […]

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Sign up for Feb. 27 “Elevating Arlington’s Voices of Color: How to Tell One’s Story”
February 17, 2022

Elevating Arlington’s Voices of Color archive collection is an opportunity for community members of color to share their stories and elevate their voices. Too often community members of color are spoken for or about, and the purpose of this project is to restore the power of sharing one’s own narrative. Using a variety of mediums, […]

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Jasmine Milton’s ‘In Loving Memory’ Banners to be Installed for Black History Month
February 7, 2022

Arlington will be installing 14 new banners in celebration of Black History this month. Among the chosen designs are 6 banners by Boston Artist Jasmine Milton for a project she named “In Loving Memory” — a series of paintings bringing attention to the most vulnerable young people of color: Black kids who are missing or […]

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Update on Chanel Thervil’s Artist-in-Residence Project and February Photo Session
February 2, 2022

ACAC’s third Artist-in-Residence, artist and educator Chanel Thervil, is moving forward with her projects in Arlington. Chanel is widely known for her vibrant mixed media portraits and powerful community-building approach to artmaking. Her residency in Arlington has involved both of these aspects of her art practice through multiple components. Several community gatherings were held this […]

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Judging Finalized for Youth Banner Initiative
December 17, 2021

The Youth Banner initiative announces that judging for this year’s banners is complete and winning designs will be available soon for viewing. This year’s banner initiative inspired art submissions from more than 100 students in Arlington’s middle school and high schools, and 20 banners will be chosen to be displayed along Mass Ave this coming […]

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Arlington Heights Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting
December 5, 2021

The Arlington Heights Community Association (AHCA) with support from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present this year’s Arlington Heights Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 11. Festivities will take place from 2 to 5pm. Visitors of all ages can enjoy viewing 52 […]

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Dallin Art Museum Has Successful Year, Despite Pandemic

The Dallin Museum reopened in August, and visitors are once again treated to engaging experiences with its wonderful docents. The museum recently hired its first part-time, paid docent manager―and can now expand its docent program, and promote the museum more widely as a community resource and tourist destination. In response to the pandemic, the museum […]

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Artists Holiday Store and Artisans Market at Roasted Granola Café
November 16, 2021

The Roasted Granola Café in Arlington and ArtLinks Artists are collaborating on the creation of a pop-up store/gallery from Thanksgiving to the end of 2021! The Artists Holiday Store and Artisans Market will be held at the Roasted Granola, located at 1346 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington from November 27 to the end of the year. […]

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Dallin Museum Unveils Two New Paintings

Experience the unveiling of two recently acquired and restored Cyrus Dallin paintings! On Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7 pm, Dallin Museum Director/Curator Heather Leavell hosts a Zoom presentation of Mrs. Hall’s Letter and Dallin’s Self-Portrait (the only two-dimensional likeness by the artist known to exist). Register here on Dallin.org Painting #1―Mrs. Hall’s Letter: Learn the […]

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Artist-in-Residence Chanel Thervil’s ‘Portraits of Black Arlington’
November 13, 2021

ACAC’s third Artist-in-Residence is Chanel Thervil, a Haitian-American artist who is making waves and spreading joy in the Greater Boston area with her vivid and compelling mixed-media portraits of friends, family, and informal community leaders. During her residency, Chanel will focus on capturing the likenesses and spirit of some of Arlington’s Black community members – […]

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Art Flows at Arlington’s Spy Pond

October 12, 2021

Two Arlington artists hope to inspire people to rehabilitate waterways. Confluence, a new public art installation by Arlington artists Laurie Bogdan and Kimberley Harding, is on display at Spy Pond Park near the playground through October 31. This piece is made from rope that is finger woven in the “sprang” method. It shows a river […]

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Dallin Museum Celebrates Arlington’s First Official Indigenous People’s Day
September 30, 2021

This year marks the first year Arlington will officially be celebrating Indigenous People’s Day. The change was passed at Town Meeting last January. In honor of Arlington’s inaugural Indigenous People’s Day, the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is hosting Ute Elder Forrest Cuch in a virtual event on October 7 at 7pm. Cuch, Ute Tribal Elder […]

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Chamber Launches ‘Visit Arlington Magazine & Community Guide’
September 18, 2021

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce announced today that the premiere issue of the Visit Arlington Magazine & Community Guide has been released as an e-magazine. The print version of the magazine will be released later this month and will be distributed via a combination of free outlets around Arlington and surrounding towns and via direct […]

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Grants Committee Announces Opening of the 2021 Grant Application Cycle
September 4, 2021

The Grants Committee of the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture offers grants annually that typically range from $150 to $1000. A grant can be used for many purposes to benefit the community of Arlington, including using the arts to create cultural inclusion, to bring interpretive science or history to life, or to address social […]

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Register Now for Arlington Community Education Fall Classes
August 20, 2021

Arlington Community Education (ACE) Fall registration is now open. Catalogs have been mailed to Arlington addresses, featuring hundreds of classes for adults, kids, and families. It is also viewable online at ArlingtonCommunityEd.org. Classes begin the week of September 20, with a mix of in-person, outdoor, and online options. Indoor adult classes will take place in […]

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By Clara Schneider, Rachel Barglow, Tamaki Sugihara On July 19, 2021, we met with 15 diverse Arlington organizations in a meet and greet via Zoom. This meet and greet allowed us to interact and learn from members of these organizations about their various goals and achievements. Organizations in attendance included groups focused on eliminating waste, […]

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LexArt Announces Call for Collaboration with Arlington Artists and Instructors
August 17, 2021

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society (LexArt) would like to extend an invitation to artists and instructors of ArtsArlington to submit artworks to Reflection/Reawakening/Resilience, an exhibition meant to celebrate our collective reemergence, reflect on our shared experience, and look to the future. LexArt is inviting artists and instructors from neighboring community arts organizations to join us […]

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Student Conversations on Climate Change: Communicating Effectively
August 8, 2021

Remembrance of Climate Futures/Arlington is a youth-led Arlington based version of Northeastern professor Tom Starr’s regional public art initiative. Over the summer, 12 interns from Arlington High School will be researching impacts of climate change on Arlington and some individual and collective actions that can be taken by the town, community groups, and individual residents […]

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Student Conversations on Climate Change: Promoting Resilience
July 29, 2021

Remembrance of Climate Futures/Arlington is a youth-led Arlington based version of Northeastern professor Tom Starr’s regional public art initiative. Over the summer, 12 interns from Arlington High School will be researching impacts of climate change on Arlington and some individual and collective actions that can be taken by the town, community groups, and individual residents […]

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New Art Installations for Town Parklets

ACAC and the Department of Planning and Community Development are collaborating to bring colorful cut-vinyl artwork to the protective orange barriers that surround some of the Town’s new parklets – designed to offer outdoor seating for take-out meals and informal gatherings.  The first installation was designed by Adria Arch for the parklet in front of […]

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