ArtLinks Arlington-Networking for Artists


The First Plein Air Paint Festival will be held during Town Day Festivities and within the Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden in Arlington, MA on September 17, 2022, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Please visit here for details and to apply. Deadline for application is August 15th, 2022 at 8 PM. Accepted artists will be notified by August 25th.
ArtLinks welcomes The Roasted Granola Café as a partner in exhibiting and promoting our members.
Every 3 months, a new artist is selected from our membership to exhibit 2-dimensional work on the Cafe’s walls, with a pop-up Artisans Market available during special events and over the holidays from Thanksgiving through the end of the year.
We also invite musicians to apply for special events at the Café. If you like to apply to be considered or to join our membership, please email your request to
Upcoming ArtLinks Events & Meetings

The Ground We Walk: Studio Without Walls Our annual August Field trip. Join us as we wander through this outdoor sculpture exhibit in Brookline.

Meet us there at noon or carpool with another ArtLinks Member. Street Meter parking available. It is important that you RSVP so we can arrange a meeting spot. Contact ArtLinks here to RSVP.


– 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 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.