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Performing and Fine Arts

Levitt Pavilion

The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts at Founders Plaza opened in 2008 at the corner of Center and Abrams streets directly across from City Hall. Since then, Founders Plaza has become the place for community gatherings and celebrations – and a major catalyst in the revitalization of downtown. The park includes a spacious lawn, walkways, an interactive water fountain, public art and the Levitt Pavilion, which plays host to 50 nights of free music, dance and performing arts each year. For a complete schedule of events: www.levittpavilionarlington.org

Theatre Arlington
Currently in its 41th season, Theatre Arlington is a charming 200-seat black box theater in the middle of downtown Arlington. The talented staff and actors present nine productions each year – including musicals, youth shows, dramas and comedies, with the intent of offering something for everyone. They also offer countless theatre and musical classes for adults and children throughout the year. For a complete schedule of shows and classes: www.theatrearlington.org

Arlington Museum of Art
The Arlington Museum of Art provides accessibility to art for the cultural enrichment and economic development of our community. Located on Main St. in downtown Arlington, the Museum is housed in an art modern 1950s former department store building with a two-story expansive open gallery. In addition to year-round exhibitsm the Museum also offers art classes for children and adults throughout the year. For more information on exhibits, hours, events and classes: www.arlingtonmuseum.org

Arlington Music Hall
Welcome to the historic Arlington Music Hall, where elegance meets excellence in entertainment. The recently renovated Arlington Music Hall provides audiences with a truly unique entertainment experience.  The 1,100 seat auditorium includes state-of-the-art sound and lighting, an expanded stage and a classic new décor that enhances the hall's sophistication and style. Home of Johnny High's and the Arlington Symphony Orchestra. www.arlingtonmusichall.com


Attractions and Other Destinations

Downtown Farmers Market

Hungry for fresh fruits and veggies or locally made crafts and gift items? A new farmers market is open in downtown Arlington at 215 E. Front Street, between Mesquite and Elm streets. On Fridays and Saturdays, vendors will sell fabulously fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as unique food and organic products starting at 8 a.m. until sell out. For more information: www.downtownarlington.org

George W. Hawkes Central Library
The Arlington library system, which was created in 1923, serves the community with a network of seven library facilities. The largest branch, the George W. Hawkes Central Library, is located downtown and contains well over 200,000 books. The facility also houses a computer lab accessible to all Arlington residents and special teen and children’s areas. For more information: www.arlingtonlibrary.org


Galleries

Eclectic Expressions
A fine art gallery located in the historic 1914 Palmer House, the gallery focuses primarily on abstract and non-objective works by emerging artists. Exhibitions change every five weeks. Local artist instructors offer classes to students of all ages, working in a wide range of styles, using all mediums. The gallery and classroom are also available for private meetings and parties: eclecticexpressions.biz


Resources

Experience Arlington (formerly the Arlington CVB) It is the official tourism for the City of Arlington. Managed and operated by friendly local citizen volunteers, they are always ready to introduce you and your friends or family to experience Arlington and all that the city has to offer. Visit Experience Arlington for information on meetings, reunions, conventions, etc.

Neighborhoods and Communities
The City of Arlington's Office of Community and Development and Planning provides tons of great resources for neighbors in and around College Town UTA.

Downtown Arlington Management Corporation
The Downtown Arlington Management Corporation is a private, non-profit community development organization whose purpose is to forge alliances between property owners, business interests, residents and the City of Arlington to improve and enhance the economic vitality and overall environment of Downtown Arlington. www.downtownarlington.org

Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Since 1945 the Arlington Chamber of Commerce has been building a stronger community. Arlington, boasting a population of 365,000, is conveniently located in the center of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has only one goal, and that is to put you and your company right in the middle of Arlington commerce. www.arlingtontx.com

 

For more downtown attractions, visit http://www.downtownarlington.org/ArtsandCulture

farmers market
Maverick Country
At the new Arlington Farmers Market, vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as unique food products starting at 9 a.m. on Fridays until sell out.

 

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Economic Catalyst
UT Arlington creates an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion in the region.