Creativity
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20yearlogoFeeling 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.

Follow That Fox! An Art and Discovery Adventure in East Arlington

FoxPosterSchool’s out, and kids who have time on their hands now have a fun new way to explore Arlington. Follow That Fox! is an art and discovery adventure that will have kids learning about their community as they find 15 wily foxes who ask questions that require powers of observation and thinking.

The game is sponsored by Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio as part of its 20th birthday celebration. Anyone ages four through adult can join in exploring the mile-long trek along Mass Ave in East Arlington from the Cambridge line to Spy Pond. Pick up an entry form at Artbeat and then look for signs with foxes of different colors who ask questions about history, word definitions, and wildlife. Write the answers on the form and turn it in to Artbeat to be entered into monthly drawings for free toys, art projects and more. The adventure lasts all summer, and it can be done any time from now through August 25.
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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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Save the date! Silhouette Artist coming October 5!

silhouette artist

  Renowned Silhouette artist CLAY RICE will be at Artbeat on October 5 from 3 to 6 PM to make portraits of your child. Silhouette art captures the world in black and white, and the portraits that are made for you at this sitting will become heirlooms for your family for years to come. They… Read more »