Saturday, Jun 08, 2019 6:00p -
Arlington Global Service Station
334 Mass Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
Festivals & Fairs, Kid Friendly, Music, Performing Arts
Capping off Arlington Porchfest with live music from the Bittersweet Band and School of HONK!, GARAGE BAND is a pop-up dance party and a celebration of community in an unusual venue, the Arlington Global Service Station -- a classic auto service station that has become, thanks to input from neighborhood artist Johnny Lapham, a public art landmark in the heart of Arlington’s Cultural District.
The service station’s owner Abe Salhi was inspired to bring art to his establishment when he heard about his neighborhood’s designation as Arlington’s first Cultural District. He cooked up a design with Lapham, an artist and long-time client who lived just down the street, and now the station’s canopy and upper walls are embellished with colorful circles and stripes out of a Dr. Seuss story.
Now the vibrant service station will also serve as host to a celebratory dance free-for-all, sponsored by the newly established Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture along with Porchfest promoters, the Arlington Center for the Arts. GARAGE BAND is the musical culmination of all the energies generated by the participants in this year’s Porchfest.
Bringing the party to the Arlington Global Service Station will be the highly acclaimed old school funk and R&B BITTERWSWEET BAND, along with the 100-member community street band SCHOOL OF HONK.
FREE and Open to ALL
For further information, contact Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture (ACAC):
ABOUT LIVE ARTS ARLINGTON
Live Arts Arlington is a free, public performing arts series arranged by the Programs & Festivals subcommittee of the Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture (ArtsArlington.org), an umbrella organization for town-related arts and culture activities in Arlington, MA. Live Arts Arlington organizes “pop up” performances in a variety of expressive forms – from music and puppetry to dance and literary readings – in public spaces throughout the town.