Arlington Public Art

Arlington Public Art
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Welcome to Arlington Public Art, a group of artists and citizens working as a catalyst to support and expand art in public places in the Town of Arlington, MA. We organize our own projects and, when feasible. give technical assistance to community and neighborhood groups organizing their own initiatives. Founded in 2010, Arlington Public Art (APA) is a sub-committee of the Arlington Commission on Arts and Culture under the auspices of the Town of Arlington. APA reviews proposals for new public art on town property (parks, streets, and other public spaces) and we are happy to give advice on public property.

> Events

CHAIRFUL

Artists and neighborhood “craftivists” transform chairs destined for the landfill into works of art! Support public art in Arlington by buying a chair! This year we’ll be part of Porchfest on June 8, 2019.

FOX FESTIVAL

An annual parade celebrating urban wildlife, creativity, community, and the Fox Library. Join in — take a workshop or make a costume or banner at home. Kicking off the Feast of the East on June 15.

> On View

PATHWAYS

Public art on the Minuteman Bikeway in the Cultural District (between Swan Place and Linwood Street)

BIKEWAY HAIKU

A community-based haiku project featuring poetry inspired by the
Minuteman Bikeway.

TRANSFORMER BOXES

Vibrant public art on streets and corners throughout Arlington.

MURALS

Temporary and permanent art on walls!

YOUTH BANNER PROJECT

Arlington youth share their creativity with the community on street banners.

BIRDHOUSES

Public art in Magnolia Park takes shape in whimsical handmade birdhouses.

> Past

PATHWAYS

Public art on the Minuteman Bikeway in the Cultural District (between Swan Place and Linwood Street) previously on display.

BUS SHELTERS

Artists created vibrant temporary designs in bus shelters along Massachusetts Avenue in conjunction with the Town’s Bus Rapid Transit Lane pilot.

MURALS

Temporary murals on the sides of buildings.

ART ROCKS MENOTOMY

Art installations in Menotomy Rocks Park

ART ROCKS SPY POND

Art installations in the park at Spy Pond

> Support

JOIN US

Would you like to see more art in the streets, parks, public buildings, and other public spaces in Arlington? Please get involved and support our work.

Questions? arlpublicart@gmail.com

Join Us

DONATE

Donations from individuals who support creating more public art in Arlington are crucial to making our projects possible. Your contribution will match grants receive from the Arlington Cultural Council, a state agency, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Friends of the Fox Library and other organizations.

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