Arlington Rocks: Join this Hidden Community Art Project

Have you found a brightly painted rock hidden in a flowerbed or tucked in the corner of a parking lot? Chances are that wasn’t a happy accident. You may have found someone’s Arlington Rocks project: a hand-painted piece of art made to hide around town, brightening people’s day when it’s discovered.

Arlington Rocks is part of an informal movement of people who paint rocks, then leave them throughout the community for others to find. Several Facebook groups have sprung up around rock painting, connecting creative minds throughout Arlington. Many people who hide rocks include contact information, such as social media groups, in their designs.

Join the fun with the Arlington Public Library. The library’s next Arlington Rocks painting two-day workshop is scheduled for early November at the Southwest Branch, 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd. Rock-friendly paint, paint-friendly rocks and other supplied will all be provided. All ages are welcome. You only need your imagination and some creative spark.

The workshop meets for two days. Design and paint rocks on the first day, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. November 6, and then come back between 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 8 for touch-ups and a coat of clear sealant.

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Paint your rocks, post them online, and hide them around town. You never know who’ll find one!

 

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Linda Finley
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Angel Carter in Webb Britton Estates Neighborhood has painted more than 200 beautiful rocks and hidden them throughout the neighborhood and Fish Creek Trail.

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