Arlington Open Studios

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Join the Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) for our 24th Annual Arlington Open Studios happening on Saturday, November 12, 2022. ACA is pleased to be presenting over 90 participants this year -- our largest group of participating artists to date!

 

This year's event will showcase artists at 2 sites in Arlington Center in a range of mediums including painting, photography, fiber, ceramics, glass, fine jewelry, mixed media, printmaking, and sculpture. Our Studio Artists will also be opening their doors to visitors as well! The Robbins Library will be featuring an event favorite - poetry readings from the Red Letter Poems Project as well as other creative events during the day. We will also be hosting a live music stage again this year on the steps of Arlington Town Hall!

EVENT DETAILS AND LIST OF ARTISTS BELOW!

 

Location, Location, Location:   Over 90 Artists will be featured across two sites this year:

 

Site #1:

Arlington Town Hall 730 Mass Ave (NEW this year - 2 floors!!)
       + BACK IN 2022:
Music on the Steps of Town Hall!

Event Highlight - be sure to stop on your way into Town Hall to enjoy music from Spajazzy, featuring Arlington High School Band Director and ACA Board Member Tino D'Agostino!

(Please note: Rain Location @ Shaira Ali Gallery, 3rd Floor ACA)

Participating musicians: 

Steve Hecks, Piano and Vocals

Kristi Scaccia, Horn and Vocals

Sergio Bellotti, Drums and Vocals

John Ditomaso, Trumpet and Vocals

Van Teager, Bass

Tino D'Agostino, Bass

and we will have more surprise guests!

Site #2:

Arlington Center for the Arts 20 Academy St (3rd & 4th Fl)
AND Arlington Community Center 27 Maple St (1st Floor)

Event Highlight - head on up to the 4th floor of ACA between 11:30am and 2pm to enjoy a series of Puppet Performances by ACA Studio Artist and Board Member Margaret Moody

Performance Schedule:

11:30 Puppet Play - pick up a puppet and join in the fun. All ages.

12:00 "Taking Turns,"  part 1- meet Mathilda and Doggie, two friends who have trouble taking turns. 15 minutes. Best for ages 4 to 7, all welcome

12:30 Puppet Play

1:00 "Taking Turns," part 2 - Will Mathilda tell Doggie she's sorry? 15 minutes. Best for ages 4 to 7, all welcome

1:30 "Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven" - a vignette from a traditional Monkey King story performed with Taiwanese BuDaiXi puppets. Best for ages 5 and up, all welcome

2:00 Puppet Play using BuDaiXi puppets. Best for 4 and up

+ BONUS Red Letter Poets and more at Robbins Library 700 Mass Ave! (more info below)

• Important COVID-19 Policy Update •

 

As of October 1, 2022, ACA will not require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and while masks continue to be optional at ACA, they are strongly recommended. We encourage everyone to review current masking recommendations from the CDC to inform their personal choices. To read the full policy visit our COVID-19 Updates page.

Arlington Open Studios Participating Artists

 

Click artist names below to view their AOS Artist Directory page or view the full directory here!

 

Red Letter Live Poetry Readings

Back again for 2022, we are pleased to be hosting poetry readings by local poets. This year's readings are hosted in partnership with Friends of the Robbins Library, at Robbins Library, Community Room, 1-3pm. This year will feature poets from the Red Letter Poet project including George Kalogeris, Christopher Jane Corkery, Charles Coe, Denise Bergman, and Arlington Poet Laureate Steven Ratiner. This year's event will also feature music from violinist Elizabeth Burke. Information on this feature and the participants below. 

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