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Dear Friends,

Please check out the recent news below from the Lexington Council for the Arts (LCA).


Get On Your Dancing Shoes

The Town Celebrations Committee and the Lexington Council for the Arts are cosponsoring Dance around the World (DAW), a biannual event in Lexington. This festive exploration of many cultures represented in and around Lexington will include Chinese, Indian, Korean, Israeli, tap, modern dance, and ballet styles. We are still looking for others. The audience will have a whirlwind tour of some of the most iconic dance styles in the world.


The event will be held on Saturday, March 18 at the Lexington High School Gymnasium. The chairs for Dance Around the World are Elizabeth (Elsie) Xu and Sudha Balasuryan.

Transforming Tree Stumps Into Sculptural Art

This fall, the DPW removed many ailing pine trees from behind the tennis courts and swimming pool area. Lexington Council for the Arts is sponsoring a grant request to the Community Preservation Committee to turn those trees into bird sculptures-- much like was done on Highway 90 in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. Award-winning Massachusetts woodcarving artist Ken Mackie of Berkshire Mountain Sculpture will carve sculptural representation of birds out of the stumps of eight white pine trees preserved by DPW for this purpose. If accepted, this public art campaign would promote healthy outdoor activity, environmental appreciation, and reconnection to nature. The project will be managed by Lexington resident Carol Rose.

Lexington Porchfest

Lexington Council for Arts (LCA) is going to have fun this summer. We are working on organizing Lexington Porchfest, a one-day event in which local musicians will be matched up with local residents who will provide their porches, decks, or yards as performance spaces. Community members will navigate from porch to porch to enjoy music from a variety of performers. This will be a pilot project on a small scale (five to ten porches, a dozen or so musicians) in a compact neighborhood.The purpose of the project will be to broaden the reach of local musicians, provide the community with live performances that can be enjoyed outdoors, and explore community interest in expanding this type of event to something of larger scale down the road (some nearby communities have over a hundred porches involved in their versions of Porchfest). Please contact us at if you have interest in being considered for a "porch" or a musician/musical group.


December Events 

Lexington Garden Club White Sock Collection for Veterans at Bedford VA

December 1- December 16

20 Hancock Street, Lexington

Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry

Wanted: Shelf-stable 2% or whole milk (i.e., Parmalat or similar product)

December 1 - December 16

Church of Our Redeemer

6 Meriam Street, Lexington

Cronin Lecture: Tea Tasting with Tea Oasis: Lexington Historic Society

December 8, 2022 from 7 -8:30 at The Depot.

13 Depot Square Lexington, MA 02420    

Tickets are free, but strictly limited to 35 people. Please email to reserve your spot.

Tea Burning: Lexington Historic Society

December 13, 2022 from 10 am - 4 pm at Buckman Tavern.

1 Bedford Street Lexington, MA 02420

Stories, Activism and Dreams: The Collages of Ekua Holmes

December 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm at Cary Hall.


Christmas Day 20th Anniversary Concert: The Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums

December 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Cary Hall


Vienna Boys Choir - Christmas in Vienna: Enterprise Bank Concert Series

December 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm in Cary Hall

$69 - $89

Kenny G The Miracles Holiday and Hits Tour: Enterprise Bank Concert Series

December 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm in Cary Hall

$69 - $129

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About the Lexington Council for the Arts

 The Lexington Council for the Arts administers State Funds by soliciting and evaluating applications for funding from eligible recipients, distributing the funds, and ensuring that they are properly used. Applications may be in the arts, humanities, or interpretive sciences.

The Council also undertakes projects intended to further the appreciation and support of the arts in Lexington.

Lexington is one of the Commonwealth’s 329 Local Cultural Councils partnered with the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency with annual appropriations from the legislature.


For more information visit us at


Lexington Council for the Arts Committee Members 2022-2023

Jessie Chen

Lisa Hebert

Marie-Aude Hewes

David Hoose

Shalini Kakar

Claudia Lach

Stephen Poltorzycki

Ashley Rooney

Anwell Tsai

Douglas Urban

Elizabeth Xu