A Message from the ACA:
The Arlington Center for the Arts stands with the BIPOC community today and everyday. As we continue our mission to transform lives and build community through the arts, we must call attention to the injustices within that community and serve as a source of empowerment for all artists. Artists often call on society to think differently and to change the way we see ourselves and others and we are proud to provide a venue for that dialogue.
The ACA is committed to continue to amplify the voices of artists, including those most marginalized by societal inequalities. We also recognize there is more work to be done to ensure equitable access to our artistic programs, opportunities, and resources. Black lives matter and we encourage our community to stand with us in support of the BIPOC community.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
(Updated August 28, 2020)
The Arlington Center for the Arts is currently planning for a hybrid opening plan where staff can be accessible in-person as well as remotely during regular business hours. We are pleased to be presenting a robust Fall schedule of classes and workshops that will be primarily virtual, with a few in-person opportunities for learning. You can learn about our COVID policies and procedures here.
As always, the ACA continues to monitor developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), following guidelines and recommendations from the Town of Arlington, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Staying Connected w/ ACA
We recognize the uncertainty that weighs on all of us as our communities respond to the precautions around COVID-19. While we all must do our part to prevent the spread of the virus, we as an organization also feel a responsibility to continue to engage our community through the arts in these times of extended isolation.
The ACA will regularly be compiling activities, resources, and ideas for beating the social distancing blues. Please visit our Staying Connected page for a regularly updated list of links, resources, and ideas!
ACA extends special thanks to the following businesses and organizations for contributions, sponsorships, in-kind donations and collaborations:
13FOREST Gallery | American Repertory Theater | Arlington Children's Theater | Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture | Arlington International Film Festival | Arlington Community Media, Inc | Arlington Swifty Printing | Artbeat: The Creativity Store | Artful Heart Gallery | Boston Beer Company | Bowes Real Estate | Capitol Square Business Association | Data Collaborative | Derby Farm Flowers and Gardens Dorian Color | Flora Restaurant | Giles Fine Wines | Kickstand Cafe | Leader Bank | Maxima | Menotomy Beer and Wine | My Brother's Place Quebrada Baking Company | Regent Theatre | The Shoppers | Starbucks | Sweet Generation | Tryst Restaurant | Union Press | Watertown Savings Bank | Whole Foods | Winchester Savings Bank