Arlington Heights Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting
December 1, 2023

The Arlington Heights Community Association (AHCA) in collaboration with the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present its third Arlington Heights Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 9, 2 – 5pm. Rain date, Sunday, December 10, 2 -5pm. Free for all! Visitors of all ages are […]

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Celebrate the New Mural in Arlington Heights!
October 25, 2023

Meet artist Alex Cook and the community volunteers who created a vibrant mural with the message “You Are Loved” in Arlington Heights on Saturday, November 4, 3 to 4:30pm. Join the organizers for a ribbon cutting at the mural site at 3pm, followed by a festive gathering at Roasted Granola Café with refreshments and live […]

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Paint a Spooky Window in the Heights!
September 5, 2023

Artists of all ages are welcome to register for Arlington Heights’ Annual Halloween Window Painting Spooky witches, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and scary ghosts will come alive as Arlington residents decorate 55 designated storefront windows in 23 Heights businesses on Saturday, September 30, 9am to 1pm. (Rain date, Sunday, October 1, 9am to 1pm). Paint a window by yourself […]

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Spice Up Your Summer Fun with Live Arts in Arlington!
August 1, 2023

How do we roll in this small town? Arlington ROCK AND ROLLS this summer, with live music performances happening almost every day of the week! Check out the schedule, which we’ve compiled here on Arts Arlington. Venues like the Arlington Reservoir Beach, the Jason Russell House, Magnolia Park, Old Schwamb Mill, Whittemore Park, and Robbins […]

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Garage Band Rescheduled for June 18
June 8, 2023

Arlington’s homegrown music dance party makes its rockin’ return on Sunday June 18 at 6pm (rescheduled due to rain)! Featuring the local band BackPocket, tuning up now for its appearance at Arlington’s coolest outdoor venue, Arlington Global Service Station on Mass Ave. Abe’s gas station gets a re-design with a stage and some sound equipment, and we’ll […]

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Get ready for the Arlington Heights Spring Fling Festival on June 10!
May 22, 2023

It’s almost FESTIVAL time in Arlington Heights! Get ready for this special seasonal celebration of community in Arlington Heights! The Heights Spring Fling Festival is coming up Saturday, June 10, 2 – 5pm and will feature live music, poetry readings, a variety of family-fun activities, 29 community information tables on environmental sustainability, and beautifully painted storefront windows […]

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Dallin Museum Hosts Chief Washakie Unveiling Open House
May 4, 2023

Come celebrate the legacy of Chief Washakie and be among the first to view the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum’s recently acquired bronze statue of this famous Eastern Shoshone leader. A free unveiling event will be held this Sat., May 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. At 1:15 p.m., Dallin Museum Director Heather Leavell will […]

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April 27 — Poetry Night at Dallin Museum!
April 24, 2023

Attention poets and poetry lovers! On Thursday, April 27, in honor of National Poetry Month, the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum and Arlington’s current Poet Laureate Jean Flanagan are thrilled to host a special event celebrating poets of Arlington’s past and present, including Cyrus Dallin’s wife Vittoria’s legacy as a poet. This free event starts at 6pm […]

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Registration Deadline: Arlington Heights Spring Window Painting
April 22, 2023

Arlington residents are invited to participate in the Arlington Heights Spring Storefront Window Painting Event, which will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 9am to 1pm. Paint a window by yourself or grab your friend or family and paint a window together in one of 60+ designated storefront windows in 24 Heights businesses. Designs […]

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ACAC Grants Committee Awards $22K in Grants for Local Arts and Culture Initiatives
March 25, 2023

The Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture (ACAC) Grants Committee is pleased to share that the Committee has awarded 21 grants totaling $22,164 in support of the success of local arts and culture initiatives. This year’s grants range from $350 – $2,000, with an average grant amount of $1,000. Grantees were selected from a pool […]

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Artist Talk & Black Biz Pop Up March 4
March 2, 2023

Please join your neighbors March 4, from 1 – 3 pm at the Arlington Community Center (27 Maple Street) for an artist talk featuring the Banner Contest winners — Remi Antunes and Malik Harding — and enjoy perusing wares at a black-owned pop-up market for the public. The Town of Arlington is celebrating the achievements […]

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John Patitucci Trio Headlining 12th Annual Arlington Jazz Festival

The Arlington Jazz Festival, now in its 12th year, has scheduled a wide variety of musical events, presented over a 4-day stretch in several venues around the town, beginning March 30, 2023! This year’s headliner concert, held at the Regent Theatre on the final day of the Festival, showcases the John Patitucci Trio with multi-Grammy […]

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Arlington Observes Black History Month by Celebrating Black Business Through History
February 4, 2023

Did you know the oldest Black-owned business in the entire county was started by a conductor on the Underground Railroad? Or that one of the first Black pharmacists is from New England and had thriving drugstores in New Bedford and Boston? New England has a rich history of Black entrepreneurship and business. From the first […]

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Arlington Selects New Poet Laureate
January 12, 2023

The Poet Laureate Committee has selected Jean P. Flanagan as the fourth Poet Laureate of Arlington. She will be appointed by the Select Board on January 23. A celebratory event honoring outgoing Poet Laureate Steven Ratiner and welcoming Flanagan will take place in the Community Room of Robbins Library January 24, 7 – 8pm. All […]

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On December 4, Celebrate Public Art, the Environment, and Community
November 28, 2022

Join Arts Arlington and representatives of the Town of Arlington and Arlington Public Schools for a festive free afternoon celebrating two public art projects: a youth-led public art installation exploring the impact of climate change and Arlington’s latest Artist-in-Residence project!  Enjoy music by the High School Honors Orchestra and Jazz Band, refreshments, art exhibits, and […]

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Arlington Heights Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting
November 20, 2022

The Arlington Heights Community Association (AHCA) with support from the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present this year’s Arlington Heights Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 10, 2 – 5pm. Rain date, Sunday, December 11, 2 – 5pm. Visitors of all ages can […]

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Cantilena Presents ‘Comfort & Joy: A Celebration’

On Sunday, December 11th, Cantilena – a women’s chorale welcomes concert-goers to an afternoon of soothing and uplifting music. Artistic Director Elinor Armsby has chosen compositions that are stylistically diverse, drawn from a variety of traditions. For example, both Margaret Bonds’ newly published “Sleep Song” and Marjan Helms’ recent interpretation of “Sukkat Shelomekha” bring the […]

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Poet Laureate Application Deadline Extended
November 5, 2022

Do you consider yourself a poet? Are you interested in advocating for the written word and poetic literacy in Arlington? The Town of Arlington is searching for its next Poet Laureate! And if you answered those two questions in the positive, you should definitely be applying for this position. The three-year term is perfect for […]

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Members Sought for New Public Mural Art Advisory Team
November 3, 2022

Arts Commission Received Grant to Plan, Pilot New Murals Project The Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture (ArtsArlington) seeks volunteers passionate about public art to serve on an Advisory Committee to provide input on a new grant-funded, long-range mural art plan for the Town. The Commission has received a Transformative Growth Grant to explore a […]

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Deadline Extension for 2023 MCC Grants!
October 16, 2022

Because of platform issues on the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s website, the application deadline for arts and culture grants has been extended until Wednesday, October 19, at 11:59pm. If you were planning to apply for a grant, you’ve got a little more time! Typically, these grants range from $150 to $1500 to fund arts, humanities and […]

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Dallin Museum celebrates Arlington Town Day
September 11, 2022

After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Dallin Art Museum’s Art on the Green returns to Town Day! Come and enjoy this jubilant event on Sat., Sept. 17, from 10am to 4pm, in Whittemore Park, in front of the museum in Arlington Center (corner of Mass Ave and Mystic St). Art on the […]

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September 6, 2022

Come see the work of Arlington artists David Ardito and Laurie Bogdan in this year’s Art Ramble, presented by The Umbrella Arts Center in collaboration with the Concord Division of Natural Resources. Curated by Arlington resident and ACAC Commissioner Stephanie Marlin-Curiel, this year’s theme, “In the Balance,” features installation, soundscape, sculpture and poetry works that […]

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August 9, 2022

This Friday, August 12, Broadway Plaza will host not one but two free performances as part of the Live Arts Arlington programming! At 6pm, enjoy a dance performance by Seyyide Sultan, who specializes in teaching and performing belly dance. Seyyide has appeared at numerous fundraisers and cultural events in the Boston area. Following Seyyide’s performance, […]

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June 14, 2022

Get ready for a day of music and celebration on June 18, with Arlington Porchfest and Garage Band! Arlington’s favorite grassroots community music festival — Arlington Porchfest — starts at noon on Saturday June 18th to a porch near you! Come out to this special day of music, brought to you by Arlington Center for […]

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Arlington Cultural District Launches Self-Guided Tour
May 31, 2022

New Self-Paced Audio Guide Lets Visitors Explore Arts, Culture and History Highlights at One’s Own Pace An expansive new self-guided digital audio tour for mobile devices provides visitors and locals with a personalized deep-dive into a wealth of historic, artistic and architectural assets throughout the Arlington Cultural District at Narrated by noted local historian […]

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Dallin Museum Temporarily Closed for Installation of New Indigenous Peoples Gallery
May 16, 2022

The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is currently closed through mid-July for the installation of a new Indigenous Peoples Gallery exhibit and a redesign of the entry hall. This exciting project is supported by funds from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area Partnership Grant Program. The state funds […]

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Arlington Heights Window Paintings Celebrate Spring

More than 50 paintings in storefront windows celebrate spring, sustainability and community! Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Heights came alive on Saturday, May 7, as people of all ages created paintings in storefront windows. The themes were native plants, pollinators, sustainability, eco-diversity and, of course, community! There was a lot of laughter and swapping of supplies […]

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Get Ready for Spring Fling Festival in Arlington Heights
April 26, 2022

Put a little SPRING into your step at the Arlington Heights Spring Fling Festival on May 21, from 2 – 5pm! Bring the family and friends for puppet shows, crafts, a Touch-A-Truck hosted by the Arlington Fire & Police Departments, games, an ACMi demonstration, some fantastic live music, Taiko drumming, and an artists pop up […]

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‘The Plastic Bag Store’ Film & Event Comes to Arlington May 10 for EcoWeek
April 2, 2022

Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store was an astonishing grocery market installed in a storefront in Times Square, NY — astonishing because everything in it was meticulously made of plastic bags, to call attention to the pervasiveness of single-use packaging.  Visitors stepped through the doors to the frozen food cooler to discover an intimate theater with […]

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THINK SPRING! REGISTER NOW for Arlington Heights Spring Window Painting!
March 4, 2022

Arlington residents are invited to participate in the Arlington Heights Spring Storefront Window Painting Event, which will take place on Saturday, May 7th, from 9am to 1pm. Paint a window by yourself or grab your friend or family and paint a window together in one of 52 designated storefront windows in 21 Heights businesses. Designs […]

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