Many people stopped by our booth during Arlington wonderful Town Day 2009 in September to make colorful cards and learn more about the work of the council. We enjoyed meeting you all !






FY08 Grant Recipients

For 2008, the Arlington Cultural Council granted $10,500 to 15 applicants:

The Arlington Historical Society for exhibition of a pre-historic mastadon tusk;

Alice D. Bouvrie for completion of a video documentary,
“The Girls, Next Door”;

Marion Leeds Carroll for promotion of a concert of classical vocal music to benefit the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis;

The Delvena Theatre Company for a theatre production on the life of Lizzie Borden to be presented at the Robbins Library;

Yetti Frenkel for a Haiku and illustration workshop to be conducted for children at the Robbins Library;

The National Heritage Museum for a series of family programs focused on environmental issues, architecture, and design;

Right Turn, Inc. for a showcase of artists, writers, authors, musicians, and poets in recovery from substance abuse and addicition;

Robbins Library for an intensive one-week photography and writing workshop for local teenagers;

Betsy Schramm for the creation of an original classical music work and related workshop performances on the theme of war;

Joseph Snodgrass for an interactive community project creating collections of found natural objects for public display;

Tova Speter for a mural project that involves local youth in the creation of public art at the Bus Depot in Arlington Heights;

Anyahlee Suderman for work with local teens on the design and creation of a mural for the new entrance to the Arlington Center for the Arts;

Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum for restoration of an historically significant bust;

Ruth Harcovitz for the presentation of an Irish music program at the Arlington Council on Aging and Senior Center; and

Three Apples Storytelling for a preview festival performance to be presented at the Robbins Library.



Join us for a special reception to honor this year’s grant recipients and to celebrate arts and culture in our town with some other very special events. Don’t miss it!!

Monday April 6, 2009 6:00-7:30pm

Arlington Town Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room

Meet the 2009 grant recipients and mix and mingle with other Arlington residents interested in arts and culture. There will be a special presentation of a 2009 Gold Star Award by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for the Arlington Heights Bus Depot Community Mural Project . This is a very special honor for exemplary projects funded by local cultural councils across the state. These projects celebrate diversity, foster collaboration, showcase artistic excellence, and provide learning experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds. Last fall, a group of students from Dearborn Academy designed and painted Arlington’s first public mural under the direction of artist Tova Speter and with the help of community members. The mural highlights historical buildings and events including Paul Revere’s ride, the Old Schwamb Mill, Uncle Sam, and the old trolleys as well present day landmarks such as the Minuteman Bike Path and Spy Pond.

At the reception you will also see the unveiling of our ‘Paint the Town’ mural created during Town Day 2008.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to:

Or call: 781-648-4205