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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!


Halloween CraftsThese special workshops celebrate the colors and textures of Autumn as well as the fun of Halloween. 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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Artbeat Wins Family Favorite Award!

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Thank you for your votes that have landed us once again in the top five places for art classes and birthday parties in the greater Boston area. Top 5 Art Classes Top 5 Party destinations

Free Art Class for Kids


Artist Carla Sonheim, author of Drawing Lab, A Fun and Silly Art Kit, one of our favorite how-tos for adults and teens, is sponsoring a free online art class for kids starting July 27th. Sign up in advance, and receive a daily video lesson for you and your kids to follow. You may already have… Read more »