Arlington Heights Mural 2023

A Message of Love

Saturday, November 4, 3 – 4:30pm
Meet artist Alex Cook and the community volunteers who created a vibrant mural with the message “You Are Loved” in Arlington Heights. Join us for a ribbon cutting at the mural site at 3pm and then a festive gathering at Roasted Granola with live music by TNT and refreshments. Find out next steps for the Arlington Mural Project, sponsored by Arts Arlington, Arlington Center for the Arts and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, with generous support from the Town of Arlington. #ARPAinAction, making our local business centers more vibrant with art!
3 pm, Ribbon Cutting: outside, west wall, 1360 Mass Avenue, Arlington Heights
3:15m Reception: Roasted Granola, 1340 Mass Avenue, Arlington Heights


Alex Cook, known in the region and beyond for spreading his positive messages, worked with Arlington volunteers on a mural on the side of the building that is home to Roasted Granola Café and Szechuan Dumpling. The mural broadcasts the message “You are loved” and was co-created by the community. Volunteer painters in the neighborhood joined Alex on a Community Paint Day on Sunday, October 22.
This mural builds on the Arlington Heights Community Association’s seasonal community window painting and was sparked by a proposal last spring from a group of Ottoson School students to paint a welcoming anti-hate message on this wall.
Sponsored by the Arlington Mural Project, a collaboration of the ArtsArlington, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and Arlington Center for the Arts, joined by the Arlington Heights Community Association.

The AMP Grant

ArtsArlington received a Transformative Growth Grant to explore bringing new murals to Arlington in collaboration with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and the Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA). The grant funds the creation of a comprehensive plan to guide development of murals in the Town. After a 6-month planning phase, the partners have funding to test drive the plan by implementing 1 to 3 murals. Go here for more information about the Arlington Mural Project (AMP)!