Arts & Culture

Arlington is a dynamic cultural hub, teeming with an array of inspiring performances and activities throughout the year. Whether you're an art enthusiast, music lover, or cultural explorer, Arlington's vibrant arts and culture scene has something to offer everyone.

The city's art collections and outdoor installations, like the whimsical sculptures in Richard Greene Linear Park, infuse public spaces with creativity and charm. Arlington's museums, such as the Arlington Museum of Art, feature rotating exhibitions that showcase everything from contemporary art to historical artifacts, providing enriching experiences that captivate both residents and visitors.

Cultural events in Arlington are plentiful and varied, hosted in a range of venues that add to the city's allure. The Theatre Arlington stages engaging community theater productions that highlight local talent, while Symphony Arlington offers exquisite live concerts that enchant classical music aficionados. For those who enjoy outdoor festivities, the annual Art on the Greene festival in Richard Greene Linear Park brings together artists and art lovers in a celebration of visual creativity.

Arlington's cultural scene extends beyond traditional venues. The Levitt Pavilion in Downtown Arlington hosts free outdoor concerts that draw diverse crowds, and the AT&T Stadium, known primarily for sports, also serves as a venue for major concerts and cultural events.

Among Arlington's unique attractions is the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame, which offers an intriguing look at the history and evolution of bowling, complete with interactive exhibits that appeal to all ages.

From vibrant theater performances and live music to captivating art exhibitions and unique museums, Arlington's cultural offerings celebrate creativity and foster a sense of community, making it a must-visit destination for cultural enthusiasts.

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Vintage sophistication and style reflect the classic décor of the Arlington Music Hall. Opened as a movie house in 1950, today’s Hall welcomes rising stars and well-known performers from every genre and performance style. The 733-seat auditorium features a 2,200-square-foot stage and a state-of-the-art light and sound system. The Arlington Music Hall is also available as a rental venue for meetings, parties, performances, events and receptions.

The Arlington Museum of Art is dedicated to championing creativity and providing access to art for the educational enrichment and cultural development of our community.

In the last few years, the Arlington Museum of Art has honed its skills as a museum that embraces change. Every 3-4 months, it transforms its entire space by curating unique and compelling exhibitions that collectively unite the past, present and future of art.

By honoring the dreams of our founders and believing in the possibilities for our future, now the AMA has the opportunity to scale way up. In partnership with the City of Arlington and a community of supporters and collaborators, the Arlington Museum of Art transformed over 40,000 square feet inside the Arlington Expo Center into a world-class arts destination.

The new AMA footprint in the Arlington Entertainment District was eight times its previous one, allowing the museum to blend traditional, immersive, interactive, and next generation art in ways that inspires, entertains, engages, and reflects our community and our world.

Slated to open March 25 2025, the National Medal of Honor Museum in Arlington, Texas will serve as the premier national institution dedicated to the stories, impact, and legacy of the service members who went on to become Medal of Honor recipients.

With this project, Americans will gather to learn and pay tribute to our country’s bravest heroes in a state-of-the-art facility. Through recipient stories of courage and valor, the Museum will inspire current and future generations to discover and develop the shared values inherent in every Medal of Honor recipient — courage & sacrifice, commitment & integrity, citizenship & patriotism.

Visitors to UTA Planetarium, a groundbreaking research facility and one of the three largest planetariums in Texas, experience a light show like no other with the night sky as the star performer. With a 60-foot projectable dome, the solar system, stars and even distant galaxies come to life through a fully digital projection system and Dolby surround sound. 

For 51 years, Theatre Arlington, located in the heart of Arlington, Texas in the Downtown Cultural Arts District, has provided the community with high-quality, award-winning theatrical productions to more than 30,000 patrons each season, while running a year-round theater school and outreach programs for at-risk youth.

Theatre Arlington enhances the quality of life in North Texas by presenting superior, diverse artistic experiences through performance, production, and education.

Symphony Arlington, comprised of 93 professional musicians representing over 19 different nations, performs in the historic Arlington Music Hall. Symphony Arlington's mission is to enhance the quality of life in our growing and diverse community by inspiring, entertaining and involving citizens and organizations from Arlington and beyond through music concerts of superior cultural and educational value.

Discover the region’s premier sports museum brimming with one-of-a-kind bowling artifacts, a unique bowling experience and a cutting-edge glimpse at the far-flung future of this global pastime. Pass through Bowling’s Hall of Fame where rare photos and vintage film clips tell the stories of bowling’s greatest legends. The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame collects, preserves and exhibits the 5,000-year history of the worldwide sport of bowling.

The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Arlington presents more than 50 free outdoor concerts a year with a broad-based concert calendar of professional musical artists, from world music to jazz and home-grown Texas country to hot Indie artists. The Levitt Pavilion gives the community an accessible gathering place for free music, festivals, and other events open to everyone – all ages, ethnicities, neighborhoods and income levels.