ArtLinks Arlington-Networking for Artists

ARTLINKS ARLINGTON NEWS

Upcoming ArtLinks Events & Meetings
May 21, 2 – 5pm, Suzanne McLeod has a solo exhibit at the Roasted Granola Café, coinciding with the Spring Fling Festival in Arlington Heights. Suzanne is one of our talented Arlington artists, working in acrylics, oil and watercolor. On the day, she will be joined by Lisa Nelson, Irena Stanic Rasin, Pauline Lim and Robin Jones at the Artisans’ Tables located throughout the Cafe, and will be treated to a fabulous set by Scottish fiddler Maggie McPhail. The Roasted Granola is a true partner with ArtLinks/ACAC in showcasing local talent through solo exhibits and artisans’ stations.
ArtLinks June 1 Gathering: Our annual book club. This month we are reading Just Kids by Patti Smith. Email ArtLinks Arlington for the zoom link here!

OUR GOALS

– Provide a social networking connection for artists who live, work, or practice in Arlington or surrounding towns through monthly meetings and other events.
– Enhance the artistic and cultural identity of Arlington through exhibits, performances, and participation in community events.
– Collaborate with municipal agencies, businesses, schools, libraries, and youth organizations to expand opportunities for artists in Arlington to meet the needs of the community.
– Seek professional development opportunities for artists to support their economic viability and expertise in business practices.
– Reach out to create collaborative works across different disciplines.
– Support the establishment of a space dedicated to artists’ needs, including exhibitions, rehearsals, performances, visual arts practice and meetings.
– Advocate for public funding for the arts.

Who We Are 

We are a community of artists of all disciplines. We aim to provide mutual support, share information, and present a collective voice for the arts in Arlington and surrounding towns. To find out more or join our group, email us at  artlinksarlington1@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.
Our events are on the 1st Wednesday of the month, alternating noon – 2pm or 7 – 9pm. We generally meet at the Arlington Center for the Arts (20 Academy St, 3rd floor), and begin with 30 minutes for networking followed by a presentation, discussion, and announcements.
Here’s an introductory video of who we are, and what motivates us to craft and maintain a community of artists in Arlington. We hope you will join us in an inclusive, welcoming network of fellow artists of all disciplines and media.