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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!

Toy Maker Lab!

Saturday November 14

Artbeat celebrates Neighborhood Toy Store Day by holding two free, interactive toy maker labs for kids!  Get your hands on award-winning activities and toys that stimulate your brain and teach your hands awesome skills, get freebies and enter to win prizes. Learn more


IMG_3245b6ec982e21c7These special workshops celebrate the colors and textures of Autumn as well as the fun of the Holidays For all ages from 8 to adult. Children 4 and older may come with an adult helper. Offered Saturdays 10 AM to 6 PM and Sundays noon to 6 PM.

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Artbeat’s UPPER WALLS GALLERY presents:
Sea Life Acrylic and Oil Paintings by Nedret Andre

Becoming Ocean Oil on Canvas, 2014

Becoming Ocean Oil on Canvas, 2014. Nedret Andre

Opening Reception and Artist Talk Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 6-8 PM

Join us for the opening reception for Sea Life, featuring the work of local artist Nedret Andre, on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. On exhibit through the month of August, Sea Life will feature acrylic works on panel as well as large scale oil paintings. Learn more

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.

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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Thanksgiving with a Side of Creativity


Cooking up creativity for the table With Thanksgiving coming up, why not plan for a celebration that illustrates your creative side? Come to Artbeat for table setting ideas to match your color scheme. Our metallic paints will add an elegant shimmer to a papier mache pumpkin or wooden candlestick, and our French tissue papers are… Read more »

Holidays with All the Fixings


Begin your preparations at Artbeat for a holiday with heart. Bring the gang together as they await dinner, or after the feast, with an award-winning family game or puzzle. At Artbeat you’ll find games that challenge, educate, and even smell good! Our puzzle collection starts at 100 pieces for the novice and runs up to… Read more »