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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.

SpringSquareImage2016Celebrate Arrival of Spring with Capitol Square’s Second Annual Spring in the Square
Saturday, April 9, from 12 to 4pm

Beginning at noon on Saturday, friends can follow colorful pinwheels around Capitol Square to find spring-inspired activities for all ages, including garden & tea parties, sales, poetry reading, free crafts, and sweet spring treats. Learn more at


e85dfe75-adaa-4d9a-936f-35f85f941dfcFairy book author Liza Gardner Walsh will be making a special appearance at Artbeat on May 1st to lead a workshop in making fairy gardens. Perfect for anyone who loves gardens and appreciates fairy magic, this workshop is all about how to make the best habitat to attract fairies. Participants will plant their own bowl gardens, starting with pebbles, soil, plants and seeds, and then add ladders, pathways, signs, tiny furniture and other treasures to appeal to fairies and their friends.

May 11st 11:30 AM – 1:00pm.
Cost: $40 pp, or $75 for two



Find out more about our classes and workshops in our calendar

Zentangle® Club

zentangle club3rd Thursday of each month, starting February 18, from 6 to 7:30 pm. Cost is $15.
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.
More info about our Zentangle© ClassesClass registration includes instruction and all materials.
Call (781) 646-2200 to reserve your seat.

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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