Arlington Open Studios

Thanks to all who joined us for and participated in Arlington Open Studios 2020! It was a wonderful event filled with sharing and connecting, even in these times of social disconnect! Thank you for your steadfast support of local artists in Arlington! Stayed tuned for more information on AOS 2021 later this spring!


Join the Arlington Center for the Arts for our 22nd Annual Arlington Open Studios! The ACA has reimagined the format of this year’s event to take place virtually and there are many opportunities to meet and support local artists, while also enjoying a full schedule of live and streamed activities and events throughout the day!


The ACA is pleased to be presenting over 60 participants this year through our virtual event! Participating artists are presenting a range of mediums including painting, photography, fiber, ceramics, glass, fine jewelry, mixed media, printmaking, and sculpture. We are pleased to be welcoming a selection of arts-related businesses and nonprofit organizations this year as well! The Artist Directory and Online Artist Market are both open and available for browsing and shopping through December 31, 2020!

The venue may be different from years past, but the same great energy of sharing and celebration of the arts will be here for all to enjoy!

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AOS Livestream Event, 11-5pm

The Arlington Center for the Arts is thrilled to be presenting a full day of livestreamed demos and talks by many of our participating Arlington Open Studios 2020 artists! Artists will be presenting LIVE content including demos, studio tours, poetry readings, and talks that are streamable between 11am and 5pm on November 14! Tune in to enjoy anytime during the day!


Many thanks to the amazing folks at Arlington Community Media, Inc. for their help in producing and presenting this livestream event!

In Loving Memory | Louise Musto-Choate

To our dear friend and long time Arlington Open Studios artist, we dedicate this Arlington Open Studios 2020 to Louise Musto-Choate. 

"Louise was a ceaseless advocate for CACHE, an arts organization in Medford, MA. She worked tirelessly to see an art center come together for Medford. Many of us have hope that her dream, someday, becomes a reality. I also owe her a great debt, as she introduced me to this wonderful Medford art group, CACHE.

We worked together for many years at the annual fall Arlington Open Studios event at the Arlington Center for the Arts. I knew her first as a jeweler and later as a painter. For years, I was not aware of her physical challenges, but did see her great capacity for kindness and compassion. Later as I did learn of her challenges, I marveled at how she faced them, fearless, head up, constantly looking forward. She refused to be pulled down, she continued to advocate for her passions.

Of course she had her down days, we all do, but how you come through those days, how you keep going, that is part of the journey we all face and what defines you as a person. What an example of fearless courage, perseverance and joy, that she is for us all, then, now and always.

Thank you Louise, for the love, joy, goodwill, courage and strength that you give to the world." - Pam Shanley, Arlington Open Studios Director

To view Louise's work, please visit her Artist Directory page, and to inquire about purchasign artwork from Louise's collection which proceeds will go to supporting CACHE, please contact Pam Shanley at