* Open Mic at Donut Villa 319 Broadway: first Fridays 7pm-9:30pm, sign-up information here: https://jamn-java-open-mic.org/home/information-for-performers/
* Anyone can apply for an outdoors busking permit from the Town that is good for a year!
* Town Tavern local booking restaurant, contact here!
* Menotomy Grill local booking restaurant, contact email@example.com
Live Arts is a project of the Programs and Festivals Committee, funded by the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture. Live Arts began as a pilot effort in 2019 in partnership with artists, and it was designed to encourage public performance and creation in the Town. The group invited diverse artists to step out and share their expertise on sidewalks, parks, and plazas where people gather and enjoy outdoor entertainment. Those early years have sparked interest in live performances all over town, organized by a number of different organizations and venues. Arts Arlington is happy to shine a spotlight on all of these ways live performances are invigorating our town.
The Live Arts 2023 season kicked off on June 17 with the Arlington Center for the Arts’ popular event Arlington Porchfest! Porchfest was followed by Garage Band, an annual pop-up dance party and a celebration of community in an unusual venue, the Arlington Global Service Station — a classic auto service station that has become, thanks to input from neighborhood artist Johnny Lapham, a public art landmark in the heart of Arlington’s Cultural District. Garage Band is sponsored by the Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture through a grant by the Mass Cultural Council.
Members of the public can help support art and performances in public spaces in Arlington by making a tax-deductible donation to the Public Art Fund on the town website – just note your contribution is for Live Arts on the form.