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.


Check out five bus shelters transformed by art, a new mural at Za Restaurant, and our latest PATHWAYS projects along the Minuteman Bikeway:

  • Colony, a sculpture by Christopher Frost located on a tree where the Minuteman crosses Linwood Street near Spy Pond.
  • Extraordinary Ordinary Birds, a series of postcards with portaits of neighborhood birds by Resa Blatman and pithy tips by Ellen Reed to get you started with bird watching and stewardship in your own back yeard.  Cards will be available in plexi boxes mounted on a section of chain link fence edging the Minuteman between Linwood and Swan Place.


You can support Arlington Public Art's work with an on-line tax-deductible contribution to the Town of Arlington's Public Art Fund here.


Bikeway Haiku:  Kickstand Cafe Window Installation

The rainy fall weather has almost washed away Bikeway Haiku from the Minuteman Bikeway, so for the winter season we will install 10 poems in the windows of the Kickstand Cafe (594 Mass Avenue in Arlington Center). The Kickstand hosts a reference shelf of books by Arlington authors; we will add a binder with all the Bikeway Haiku poems and a guide to the poems on the Bikeway.  We plan to reinstall Bikeway Haiku again in the summer of 2019.


Arlington Public Art has been awarded grants by the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and directly 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