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Arlington Open Studios

A fifteen-picture collage of gallery artwork with above text that reads "Arlington Open Studios 2023 / Sunday November 12 11am-5pm / Showcasing local artists in the heart of Arlington, MA!"

Join the Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) for our 25th Annual Arlington Open Studios happening on SUNDAY, November 12, 2023 (Important: Please note the change in day from our usual Saturday event, to accommodate the Veteran's Day holiday). This year's event will showcase and support over 70 local artists in our community, with opportunities to purchase work, meet artists, and celebrate creativity in the heart of Arlington.


Artists will be presenting their work 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! Arlington Center for the Arts will be featuring an event favorite in the Shaira Ali Gallery - 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 Info

Location, Location, Location:  Over 70 Artists will be featured across two sites this year:


Site #1:

Arlington Town Hall 730 Mass Ave (2 floors!!)
   Features 40+ Artists on 2 floors

         Music on the Steps of Town Hall: Spajazzy and Arlington High School Musicians!

                      11-12pm + 4-5pm: Arlington High School groups performing

                  12-4pm: Spajazzy (Steve Heck, Sergio Bellotti, Kristi Scaccia, and Tino D’Agostino)

Site #2:

Arlington Community Center 27 Maple St (1st Floor)

         Features 30+ Artists on the First Floor

+ BONUS Arlington Center for the Arts 20 Academy St (3rd & 4th Fl)

          Red Letter Poets LIVE! (more info below)

          Puppet Performances by ACA Studio Artist and Board Member Margaret Moody

                         11:15am: The Trolls and the Tree, featuring Ann Wynne and Margaret Moody as puppeteers, Peter Lehman                       playing lute

                   2pm: Badger Meets the Fairies performed by Margaret Moody, puppeteer, and Peter Lehman on mandolin

          Ceramics Demo w/ Ellie House in the ACA Clay Studio, 12-4pm 

          Future: Illustrated exhibition in the Shaira Ali Gallery (ongoing)

          Photos by Rick Olick in the ACA Hallway Gallery (ongoing) + Meet the artist and the staff of the                  Mystic River Watershed Association to learn more about their important work!

          ACA Studio Artist Stephen Fischer in his 4th floor Artist Studio

AOS 2023 Know Before You Go

View our gallery of Know Before You Go slides to learn more about navigating the event and to make your plan for Sunday, November 12! A full transcription of these slides can be found here.

2023 Event Map

Printed versions of this map will be available at all event entrances and information tables!

Arlington Open Studios Participating Artists

Artist Directory

Click the names below to be directed to each artists' AOS Directory page, which includes artist info, images and links to their websites, social media pages, and e-commerce sites!


Red Letter Live Poetry Readings

Back again for 2023, we are pleased to be hosting poetry readings by local poets. This year's readings are being presented in the Arlington Center for the Arts' Shaira Ali Gallery, 3rd floor of the Arlington Community Center, 1-3pm. View our event poster below for more info on our participating poets!

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