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The Great Northeast Jug Band Festival returns!

New England’s ONLY Jug Band Festival is free and open to the public on the lawn of the historic Jason Russell House! Event will be outside and attendees are invited to bring chairs and blankets to sit and enjoy performances by four of the region's best Jug Bands!

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Call for Art | Members Show: Courageous Colors

Courageous Colors is ACA's annual Members' Show and is open to all mediums, both 2D and 3D, that explore hue, chroma, and value in expressive or inventive ways.  Whether your color enhances the energy of your subject, alters the message of your work, or illuminates possibilities, this is the show for you!


Arlington Open Studios is open for registration!

Calling all Artists & Artisans! Join Arlington Center for the Arts for our 24th Annual Arlington Open Studios happening on Saturday, November 12, 2022. This event will be an in-person event with a range of virtual resources available to visitors. Deadline to register is

September 9, 2022

Visit our COVID-19 Updates page for important information regarding ACA's updated COVID-19 policies and procedures.


Arlington Center for the Arts is proud to be supported by the Mass Cultural Council (MCC) through the Massachusetts Supplemental Economic Recovery Program (SERG-MASS). MCC is a state agency ​that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences, fosters a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents, and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.


The Council pursues this mission through a wide range of grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and schools.