“Go Out Doors – Arlington” Bikeway Art

Minuteman Bikeway - Arlington

Nov. 1, 2024 - Dec. 31, 2020

Arlington Cultural District
Arlington, 02476


Preview of 2021 Regional Exhibition to Promote Healthy Outdoor Activity, Intertown Connection

November 2020 – Artfully painted doors are cropping up along Arlington’s bikeway, and indeed, all the way through Battle Road into Metrowest, in a preview of a new collaborative regional public art exhibition, Go Out Doors – Neighbors.

An expansion of The Umbrella Art Center’s “Go Out Doors” installation of artist-painted doors in West Concord’s Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, Go Out Doors – Neighbors creates an extended regional public art tour along interconnected towns of Greater Boston and Metrowest.

Inspired in turn by NYC’s En Plein Air exhibition on the High Line, Go Out Doors – Neighbors promotes healthful outdoor activity, reconnection with nature, and travel by bike and foot.

Currently installed in three Arlington locations are: “We Are Stardust” by the 2020 McLellan Award-winning artist Adria Arch at the Uncle Sam Visitor Center; “Silver Lining,” a collaborative painting near Summer Street Field by two ArtLinks Arlington members, Laurie Bogdan and Jason Rudokas; and “Hope,” also by Laurie Bogdan, off the path by Bow Street, behind the Old Schwamb Mill.

Other preview doors are installed at the Lexington Visitor Center, in Concord Center, and in West Concord. Additional doors painted by regional artists are planned for installation in town next spring.

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