Creativity Easy to find. Easy to share.

Feeling inspired to try something new? Let us show you ways to express yourself through art, whether or not you’ve tried it before. We’ve made it easy for you, your family and friends to engage in art activities and have creative fun. You’ll discover how easy it is, and gain confidence that you can create anything you want. Come let your inner artist play!

Holiday Preview Sale Starts Today! 20% Off Storewide

 Check out the best toys and gifts of 2014!

What Are The Best Toys For Kids This Year?

Best_Toys_For_Kids_Button_13_WinnerNOW is a great time to check out toys that have been hand-picked and tested by ASTRA (the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association)! This week we’re launching our Holiday Preview Sale and offering 20% off all store purchases, to give you the chance to find the best toys and gifts for everyone on your list.

We’ve added our own Staff Favorites to the mix, and have even set up a TOY TEST LAB so that kids can try them out! (see details below). And if you’re one of the many who enjoy making gifts for the holidays, the sale includes decoupage papers, honeycomb beeswax, and every other material and gift we sell!


DOCDECWith our focus on art and creativity, Artbeat is more than a toy store. But we’re proud to carry the products that make all toy stores so inviting: brain-stimulating hands-on kits, puzzles, and games that say “fun”. On Saturday November 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 our Studio will transform into a TEST LAB FOR TOYS. So bring the kids to Artbeat, where they can meet a Mad Scientist, put on a lab coat, don glasses, grab a clipboard, and prepare to test, evaluate, and record their impressions of some of this season’s best toys. There will be fun giveaways and prizes for all who attend!

Saturday November 8
1:00 to 4:00 PM

DODPaintingDia De Los Muertos


SATURDAY, NOV 1   6:30 – 8:00 PM
A fun celebration at Artbeat and other businesses in Capitol Square featuring Mexican treats, sugar skull face painting, crafts, and a mariachi band. Stay tuned for more details!

Zentangle® Club

zentangle club

Join us for Zentangle Club! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, and provides artistic delight along with an increased sense of personal well-being. We’ll hold one session each month led by Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) Patricia Carney, where you’ll learn new patterns using traditional Zentangle supplies. During most months, there will be an additional session where Artbeat staff will be on hand offer Zentangle-inspired art (ZIA), using various materials and working from the patterns taught that month in the CZT-led class. Attend them all or just a few, starting any time throughout the schedule. Beginners and practiced “tanglers” alike are welcome. Open to adults, teens, and children under 13 with a participating adult. $25 advance reservation, $35 at the door.

More info about our Zentangle© Classes

Class registration includes instruction and all materials.
Call (781) 646-2200 to reserve your seat.
Thursday, March 13, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Sunday March 23, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Where in the Square? 

dec8f3c0-e350-4233-93e7-cfb1a32e5579What do a 5ft giraffe, a brick from Babe Ruth’s house, and an antique pump organ have in common?  They can all be found in the Capitol Square business district of East Arlington.  And finding them can win you prizes.

Pick up a Passport at this Saturday’s Town Day in Arlington Center, or at Artbeat anytime afterward. Then take an interactive journey through Capitol Square,

matching “top attractions” with the corresponding businesses. Ask the businesses to stamp your passport, then bring your completed passport to Artbeat to be entered to win monthly and grand prize drawings. TAKE YOUR TIME – the passport game starts in September and runs throughout the holiday season, so you’ll have plenty of time to find all the special goods and services that make Capitol Square such a great place to be.

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