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Dear Friends,

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



The Lexington Council for the Arts (LCA) received $9,100 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) under its Local Cultural Council (LCC) Grant Program to be used to award grants for community-based arts & culture projects.

LCA is delighted to report that this October we received 44 grant applications, 10 of which were from Lexington applicants, for the MCC/LCC grants that we will be awarding.

LCA will evaluate applications in terms of several review criteria: artistic or creative merit; benefit to the cultural life of Lexington; project design; qualifications, dedication and accomplishments of the individuals and organizations involved; accessibility of the program and of facilities being used; community involvement; and financial need.

Priority will be given to programs that benefit the broadest possible range of Lexington residents and to applicants who are based in Lexington. Also of interest is first-time funding of programs and emerging artists or organizations that have demonstrated artistic merit.


Fairy Homes and Gardens: Lexington and Bikeway Colonies

Fairy houses are small, whimsical outdoor dwellings for fairies to live in, ranging from simple houses made from natural materials to elaborate mansions made of metal or plaster of paris.

LCA is proposing that Town organizations and community members work together, drawing on their different talents, using the various outdoor areas in Lexington to hold a spring weekend-long fairy-themed event called Fairy Homes and Gardens: Lexington.

To spearhead the project, LCA will mount a public art installation called Bikeway Colonies, which will involve placing small homes crafted by local artists in trees along the Bikeway. These could be some of the fairy homes created in the Fairy Homes project earlier in 2022, newly crafted fairy homes, or pieces of art commissioned from local artists with themes that relate to local architecture. The example below is of birdhouses that reflect different architectural styles.

The purpose of the project will be to engage the community in a creative enterprise, provide works of art that can be enjoyed outdoors, and support local artists. One fun wrinkle to the project could be to include a scavenger hunt for fairies throughout Town shops.


November Events 

Frederick Law Olmstead

November 3, 2022 at 7:00 pm Virtually. Hosted by Cary Library.

Free. Registration needed. 

The 9th Annual Art Exhibit of the Korean Cultural Society of Boston: Lex Art: Rejuvenation

November 5 - 19 at Lex Art.


English and American Part-songs: The Master Singers of Lexington

November 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm in Pilgrim Church in Lexington

$20 - $25

Fall Concert: Traditions by the MetWinds

November 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum

$6 - $18 

Rutter's Requiem and Orchestral Works by the First Parish Festival Choir

November 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the First Parish in Lexington Church

Free. Donations will be taken. 

Discover New and Old Organic techniques and practices that will make your garden shine: Lexington Field & Garden Club

November 9, 2022 at 6:30 in Follen Church.

755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

Adventures in Sports and Travel Writing with Tom Coyne

November 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm Virtually. Hosted by Cary Library.

Free. Registration needed. 

Nathan Carter: Irish Singer Songwriter: Enterprise Bank Concert Series

November 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm in Cary Hall

$39 - $79

Fall Jazz Festival Performance: Nadie Noordhuis with the LPS middle and high school Jazz ensembles

November 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Gillespie Auditorium in the Lexington High School

$5 - $10. 

Paola Cole & Sophie B. Hawkins platinum-selling Grammy nominated Singers: Enterprise Bank Concert Series

November 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm in Cary Hall

$39 - $69

Closets and Cabinets: A Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Hancock-Clarke House: Lexington Historical Society

November 12, 2022, from 1-4 pm at the Hancock-Clarke House.

36 Hancock Street Lexington, MA 02420​

Free for members

"Holidays" (Celebrate) Grace Chapel Art Gallery 

Opening Reception November 12, 2022 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in Grace Chapel

Exhibit from November 12 - January 2, 2023

59 Worthen Rd, Lexington, MA 02421


The Inextinguishable Voice: Lexington Symphony

​November 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm in Cary Hall

$15 - $65

Tavern Night: Lexington Historical Society

November 19, 2022, from 5 -7 pm at the Munroe Tavern.

1332 Massachusetts Ave Lexington, MA 02420.

$20 members. $25 non-members. 21 and older.

"His dear nightingale..." Piano Trios with Clarinet: ​Sarasa Ensemble

November 20, 2022 at 3:30 pm in Follen Church

755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA 02420

$10 - $25.

Nature Photography with David Ewing

​November 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm Virtually. Hosted by Cary Library.

Free. Registration needed.

Chris Isaak: Everybody Knows It's Christmas Tour: Enterprise Bank Concert Series

November 25, 2022, at 8:00 pm in Cary Hall

$59 - $129


Book Group: Union: The Story of the Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood by Colin Woodard: Lexington Historical Society

November 29, 2022, from 6-8 pm at The Depot

13 Depot Square Lexington, MA 02420

Donate to Support Public Art in Lexington

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.


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Lexington Council for the Arts Committee Members 2022-2023

Jessie Chen

Lisa Hebert

Marie-Aude Hewes

David Hoose

Shalini Kakar

Stephen Poltorzycki

Ashley Rooney

Anwell Tsai

Douglas Urban