This summer, anyone visiting Senator Ken Donnelly’s office at the Massachusetts State House will be treated to an exhibit of 30+ works of art by Arlington 5th graders, part of the Arlington Center for the Arts’ annual “Kids Images of Arlington” exhibit, now in its 8th year.
Each year, all 400+ 5th graders in the Arlington public schools create artwork depicting something unique about the town. The artwork is displayed in a massive exhibit that fills all three floors of the Arlington Center for the Arts building.
A small subset of the students’ artwork is selected to go on display at the State House in Senator Donnelly’s offices.
Last week, the Senator hosted the students in a special reception in their honor, and took the kids on a private tour of the State House.
Donnelly loves the tradition – whenever he has visitors to his offices – other Senators and Representatives, or constituents from his district, he says he loves showing off the artwork, which depicts so many landmarks and special places in Arlington.