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ACA members' art show sets submission deadline of Sept. 14

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"Courageous Colors" is the Arlington Center for the Arts' annual members' show. It is open to all media, both 2D and 3D, that explore hue, chroma and value in expressive or inventive ways.ACA members' show

The deadline to submit is Wednesday, Sept. 14. Read more details here >>

Whether your color enhances the energy of your subject, alters the message of your work or illuminates possibilities, this is the show for you.

Plein air water-media artists expected to paint during Town Day

Plein air artists

A new event in Arlington is the first Plein Air Paint Festival, to be held on Town Day within the Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 17,  Plein air painting is the act of painting outdoors. Applications were due Aug. 15. 

  • Artists will be participating in one of two self-designated categories: Professional or Amateur Artist (art students). Prizes will go the the winners: $500 in cash will be awarded to a professional artist, $250 to an amateur winner and a gift certificate to the Arlington's Choice Winner.
  • Artists must be self-sufficient by bringing the surface previously approved in the application — see below -- and all the necessary tools to paint (easel, canvas or paper, brushes, rugs, a chair and containers for water).
  • Only water media was accepted (watercolors, acrylic, pencils and pastels). Water will be available at the ArtLinks tent.
  • There will be two two-hour shifts for painting. At the end of the shifts, artists will clean up and bring their finished pieces to the ArtLinks tent for display, judging and public presale.

The application deadline was Aug. 15. Applications were made available to ArtLinks members, the New England Watercolor Society, the Arlington High School Art Department, and neighboring towns. If not a member of these groups, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.


  This news announcement was published Thursday, July 14, 2022, and updated July 30, 2022, and Aug. 14, 2022.  Providing the information was Analiese Ruggles of the ACA and the ACAC newsletter.

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