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.


Fox Festival Workshops

Make masks, banners, and giant puppets for the 3rd Annual Fox Festival Parade at workshops with artists Sara Peattie and Kari Percival.  Schedule and locations here.

Chairful Where You Sit 2018

Now in it's sixth year, our fundraiser and public art installation of community creativity will take place on Saturday, June 16 from 12 to 4 pm as part of the Feast of the East festival in Capitol Square. We are looking for creative community members to find "orphan" chairs and reinvent them. The chairs will be sold for a donation of $100 that will help to fund APA's programs. If you are interested in designing either a full size chair OR - new this year - a "fairy chair", 6" or less, find out how to register by scrolling down to our info or emailing arlpublicart@gmail.com.

3rd Annual Fox Festival Parade

This participatory parade celebrates the Fox Library, Arlington wildlife, creativity and community.  It kicks off the Feast of the East at noon on Saturday, June 16.  You can come to a workshop to make something for the parade or DIY at home – make a mask or costume inspired by local birds and animals, or a sign with your own environmental message!

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.  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