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Arlington Cultural District

Arlington Cultural District
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Bound together by both Mass Ave. and the Minuteman Bikeway, the Arlington Cultural District encompasses dense neighborhoods that have been home to revolutionaries, artists, and entrepreneurs throughout Arlington’s interesting history. Ride or walk on the Minuteman Bikeway, visit Spy Pond, relax in the Olmsted-designed Town Hall Memorial Garden or the beautiful reading room of the adjacent Robbins Library. Enjoy public art created by our thriving artist community, catch a film or live performance at one of our two independent theaters, or drop in for a craft at Artbeat Creativity Store. Dozens of restaurants, cafes and retail shops can be found throughout the District as well as additional cultural destinations including the Arlington Center for the Arts, the Old Burying Ground, Uncle Sam Plaza, the historic Jason Russell House, and the Cyrus Dallin Sculpture Museum.

The Arlington Cultural District supports creative arts and entertainment activities throughout the year including Porchfest, Romancing the Square, Feast of the East, Arlington Alive Arts Festival, Arlington Town Day, Taste of Arlington, and many more. Come and explore all that the Arlington Cultural District has to offer.

VIEW THE CULTURAL DISTRICT'S NEW INTERACTIVE MAP!

We have developed an interactive Google map that outlines the Cultural District entities that currently exist in Arlington. Browse the map and discover the different arts and culture venues in town!

If you are interested, you can also download a PDF of the static Town of Arlington GIS map approved by the MCC in 2017.

Arlington Cultural District Core Managing Partners

Andrea Nicolay, Director of Libraries | anicolay@minlib.net

Jennifer Raitt, Director, Department of Planning and Community Development, Town of Arlington | raitt@town.arlington.ma.us

Elizabeth Locke, Executive Director, Arlington Chamber of Commerce | info@arlcc.org

Linda Shoemaker, Executive Director, Arlington Center for the Arts | linda@acarts.org

Jan Whitted, Capitol Square Business Association | jan@artbeatonline.com

Adria Arch & Stephanie Marlin-Curiel, Co-chairs, Arlington Commission on Arts & Culture | adriaarch@gmail.com, marlincuriel@gmail.com

Managing partners at Large

Mike Buglio, Arlington Center Merchants Association | mbuglio@book-rack.com

Pamela Meister, Arlington Historical Society | pamela@themeisters.net

Alberto Guzman, Arlington International Film Festival | arlingtonfilmfest@gmail.com

Charlotte Pierce, St. John’s Coffeehouse | charlotte.pierce@gmail.com

Aimee Taberner, Cyrus E. Dallin Museum | aimtaberner@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Taylor, Arlington Cultural Council | arlingtonculturalcouncil@gmail.com

Judy Weinberg, Arlington Friends of Drama | judyweinberg@remax.net

Join Us!

Application to become a managing partner of ACD: Click here.