Welcome to Arlington Public Art, an activist group of artists and citizens working to be the catalyst for public art in the Town of Arlington, MA. Arlington Public Art (APA) is a subcommittee of the Arlington Commission on Arts and Culture (ACAC) under the auspices of the Town of Arlington.


Bikeway Haiku

We are teaming up with the bike committees of the towns of Arlington, Lexington and Bedford to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Minuteman Bikeway with 10 miles of poetry!  Please join the celebration of one of our region's treasures by sending us your original haiku poetry inspired by being on the Bikeway.  Deadline for submission extended to Friday August 25, 2018More information.

Thank you for a great Fox Festival and Chairful!

The community came out on June 16 to support all kinds of wonderful things about Arlington: The Fox Library, creativity, urban wildlife, human community, and Arlington Public Art.  Thanks to all the kids and families who made the Fox Festival Parade such a great success, and to artists Sara Peattie, Kari Percivial and Greg Cook.  And thanks to all the generous supporters who purchased chairs to support our upcoming projects and bring public art into their own homes!

Pathways:  Art on the Minuteman Bikeway

For the second year, APA is partnering with the Arlington Commission on the Arts and Culture to commission temporary works of art for a section of the Bikeway.  We are focusing on a 1/2 mile area that goes by Spy Pond and connects East Arlington and Arlington Center, part of the Town's newly designated Cultural District.  Artists Resa Blatman and Christopher Frost are finalizing project designs.  Stay tuned for more news to come. If you are an artist who has ideas for a project, please contact Cecily Miller at cecily.apa@gmail.com.


Arlington Public Art has been awarded a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, to support Pathways: Art on the Minuteman Bikeway.  We are grateful for their continuing support!


Would you like to see more art in the streets, parks, public buildings and other public spaces in Arlington?  Please get involved and support our work.  Sign up to volunteer or attend our quarterly meetings (please check the Town of Arlington calendar to find out when and where). Questions? arlpublicart@gmail.com