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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.


New! Kids Summer Art Classes

kids summer art classes

Hot Days, Cool Sand

Get FREE ice cream when you choose Sand Painting as a studio project this summer! Sand Painting is an Artbeat exclusive, and is one of our most popular activites because it is easy to learn and fun to practice.

For all ages: teen, youth, and children ages 3 and up.

Adults: join us for Sandala (sand art mandalas) at 6 PM on Monday evenings: July 24 & 31, and August 7, 14, & 21.

And yes, adults can have ice cream afterward, too!


Tuesdays and Thursdays:
July 25 & 27 and August 1 & 3
with instructor Abby Hutt

10AM – 11AM Little Creators – Ages 4-6 

We’ll have fun exploring color, line, shape, and texture with drawing and painting activities that will get your child excited about art! They’ll even bring home their own personalized sketchbook  and finished canvas piece to hang at home.

COST: Sign up for all four classes for $60.
Single sessions $20.
To Register
Call 781-646-2200


11AM – 12PM Budding Artists – Ages 7-10

These sessions will focus on drawing and painting. Students will learn elements of art, like line, shape, color, space and texture. Each class includes a demo and open-ended art activity to let students get creative as they get comfortable with quality art supplies. They’ll also  bring home their own sketchbook and finished canvas.

COST: Sign up for all four classes for $60.
Single sessions $20.
To Register
Call 781-646-2200

Summer in the Creative Adventures® Studio at Artbeat

Gyotaku Fish Prints
July 5-July 9, 10 AM to 7 Pm

Painted Seascapes
July 10-July 16, 10 AM to 7 PMSuminagashi
July 17-July 23, 10 AM to 7 PM 

Rock Lobster
July 24-July 30, 10 AM to 7 PM

To the Lighthouse
July 31-August 6, 10 AM to 7 PM


Summer Sky Candle
August 7-13, 10 AM to 7 PM


Sand, Sun and Paper
August 14-20, 10 AM to 7 PM

Sun Lantern
August 21-27, 10 AM to 7 PM

Seashell Mosaics
August 28 – September 3, 10 AM to 7 PM

Learn more about our special workshops.

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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