11412133_10153454681828489_5557297773027357760_n“I Am Arlington” is a community and public art project that seeks to highlight the diversity and uniqueness of this town. It consists of interviews with various members of the Arlington community: administrators, community stakeholders, 1st/2nd/3rd generation families, young parents, and other relevant groups.

These responses (to date) have been into a series of “I Am Arlington” cards. Each card focuses on a specific characteristic of the town, combined with historical images from the Arlington Historical Society. Through the process of “making visual” the different experiences, feelings, and thoughts of this vibrant and multi-faceted community, it aims to promote new conversations about art, diversity, and what it means to belong.

This project will capture the “spirit” of Arlington as it is today. This project has been installed public art windows can be seen from June 15 to August 15 at Maxima Art Center in the neighborhood of East Arlington.

The artist, Nilou Moochhala, is a practicing graphic designer with her own studio, as well as a public artist who has participated in events such Art Rocks Menotomy and Chairful Where You Sit. She has lived in Arlington for 7 years.

If you are interested in being interviewed for the “I Am Arlington” project, please email her at nilou@nymdesign.com.

You can see an interview with Nilou Moochhala here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVsJoNnOsbs

More Images from “I Am Arlington”