Arlington Open Studios

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Join the Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) for our 23rd Annual Arlington Open Studios happening on Saturday, November 13, 2021. This event will be returning to a primarily in-person format, with lots of new features and visitor favorites!


The ACA is pleased to be presenting over 50 participants this year featured at 3 locations in Arlington Center and the Robbins Library will be featuring a Book & Art Sale as part of the event! Our 6 Studio Artists will also be opening their doors to visitors as well! Participating artists are presenting a range of mediums including painting, photography, fiber, ceramics, glass, fine jewelry, mixed media, printmaking, and sculpture. We are also thrilled to be hosting AOS 2021 on our largest event footprint to date! This year's event will feature our first ever Porchfest Stage on the steps of Town Hall, and poets from the Red Letter Poems Project will be doing readings as well!

• Important COVID-19 Policy Update •


As of 09/14/21, ACA will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or recent negative PCR test from all staff, artists, attendees and participants at indoor, in-person programs and events. To read the full policy visit our COVID-19 Updates page. Masks are currently required of all visitors to our facilities.

Location, Location, Location:   Arlington Open Studios will be held in FOUR adjacent buildings in Arlington Center including one NEW location for 2021:

Arlington Town Hall (730 Mass Ave)
Arlington Center for the Arts (20 Academy St, 3rd & 4th Floors) 
NEW for 2021 -- First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (630 Mass Ave)

BONUS -- there will be a bonus site this year, as the Robbins Library at 700 Mass Ave will be holding a Book & Art Sale as a part of AOS!

NEW! Porchfest Stage @ AOS 2021

In the spirit of the much-loved community event, ACA is excited to present Arlington Porchfest Stage on the front steps of Arlington’s Town Hall as part of the Arlington Open Studios festivities! Porchfest Stage will feature free public performances by local musicians throughout the day. Find out all of the performance details on our Arlington Porchfest Stage page. 

Arlington Open Studios Participating Artists

A Simply Sassy Design

Alice Sipple

Amy Shinerock

Ann Bausman

Anna Thai Embroidery

Anne Black

Audrey Stanwood

Beads by Beardslee


Betsey Cogswell

Black Walnut Fiber Arts

Cathy Garnett

Chikako Designs

Cindy Bishop

Claire Forrest

Dominique Lecomte

Gary Hawley

Glass Paper Scissors

Goss Cræft Pottery

Hastings Studio

Heavenly Cranes Jewelry

Herb Pearce Art

J Pullman Art

Janet Smith Photography

Janice Hayes-Cha

JeLO Designs Pottery

Jen Flores Designs

Jennifer Ingram

Jess Lawrence

Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer

Justine Curran - L . Vittoria

Kathleen McNeil

Laurie Bogdan

Lex Nappa

Lidia Scher Art

Lis Sartori

Margaret Moody Puppets

Martha Ingols -- Taschen Quilts

Michael Harnett

Michael Manning

Moira Lynch Watercolors

Molly Scannell

Nancy French - “Trees to Art”

Richard McElroy

Robin Seeran

Sara Diaz

Sarah Long Holland

Sassafrass Creations

SebellShavit Studio

Sharon Stafford Metals

Silk and Sea Designs

Stephan Miller

Stephen Fischer

Sunniya Saleem


TJ Reynolds

Wendy Jo New Metal Designs