Whittemore ParkImagined art scene at Whittemore Park.

UPDATED July 6: Summertime, and the living is not only easy, but artful: Drawing, painting and lounging in Whittemore Park were held Saturday, July 15. 

The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum was the host for “Art in the Park” from 1 to 4 p.m. Residents of all ages were invited to create art with fellow artists while enjoying the recently renovated park at the same address: 611 Mass. Ave. 

"Art in the Park" emphasizes creating art in the local community; Dallin throughout his career was known as a strong proponent of public art and how art inspires the public.

Artists of all ages were encouraged to bring their favorite art supplies, demonstrate their skills and enjoy the camaraderie of other artists for an afternoon of fun under the shade trees in the park.

Event organizer Chuck Luca plans to provide general instructions and extra art supplies.

While there, visitors can also enjoy a tour of the Dallin Art Museum, in the yellow building located behind the park. The museum contains nearly 100 works of the artist — and former Arlington resident — including approximately 50 sculptures, 10 paintings, and several coins and medals. The museum’s mission is to promote new insights into shared history by exploring the life, work and values of this celebrated sculptor, educator and indigenous rights advocate.

The museum has a newly redesigned front entryway and Indigenous People’s Gallery. 

It’s open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, contact Nancy Blanton,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The town proposed the Whittemore Park Revitalization Project in 2018 and finished adding the new features in 2022. It now includes more benches and new lawn chairs for residents to enjoy.

May 11, 2022: Phase 2 of revitalized Whittemore Park underway

This news announcement published July 4, 2023, is based on information from Charles Luca, arts coordinator at Dallin Museum. It was updated July 6, to include information from Susan Gilbert, who represents Dallin and is a YourArlington freelance writer. The copy was prepared by Brynn O'Connor, assistant to the editor.