We Want Your Opinion

What do you know about the Council for the Arts?  How would you like the council to serve the Lexington Community?  Please take a few minutes to fill the SURVEY here and let us know !


The 2018 Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award is Here

The 2018 Breakthrough Artist of the Year award by the Lexington Council of the Arts is accepting nominations. A breakthrough artist is defined as an individual or group that is in need of funding to achieve a new level of performance in their chosen area of talent. The cash award of $500 will be presented to the winner in September 2018.

For those interested please click here to apply.

Art Talk and Open Studios



Remember our Breakthrough Artist of the Year 2017 Award winner Joel Kowit?  He’s on LexMedia talking about his art!!! 

Don’t forget to stop by at Cary Memorial Library this weekend to see some of his work featured on the Idea Wall.



The spring is finally here so are the Lexington Open Studios 2018! Take a stroll around the town this weekend and get a fresh dose of local arts along with the fresh air… 

Jewish Poland: Difficult Questions and Ripple Effects

A Workshop By Leora Tec, Sponsored By The Generosity Of the Lexington Council for the Arts

Jews who have a family history in Poland may have complicated feelings about the Polish part of their identities. Must they reject the place that was the homeland of their ancestors for hundreds of years because it is the country where 90% of their brethren were murdered? Many Americans can easily claim their hyphenated identities: Irish-American, Italian-American. But what do Jews of Polish descent do with their Polishness? Many simply ignore it and claim only the Jewish part of themselves.

Likewise non-Jewish Poles may feel uncomfortable about framing their role in history. Do Jews or others blame them for what the Germans did? What about what their families suffered during World War II? And what if anti-Semitism is a part of their legacy? All these are difficult questions which led to this workshop.

Date: Sunday March 19th
Time: 2-4pm Eastern Time

Place: Arlington, MA (Details provided when you reserve your spot)

Free to the Public, Registration Required

Click HERE to reserve a spot.