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Jun 15, 2023
A Very Swiftie Summer: Taylor-Themed Activities All Summer Long
The Arlington Museum of Art’s new exhibit, Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour Collection, is now open and runs through the summer until September 24th. Curated by the AMA from Swift’s own private collection, Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour Collection, presented by the HELP Center for LGBT Health & Wellness, features original costumes and photographs, plus a timeline and other visuals inspired by her creative eras. In addition to Taylor Swift, visitors can enjoy two sister exhibits, “Girl in a Country Song: Women of Country Music” and “Hometown Harmonies,” an exhibit that honors country music legends such as Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, and Arlington’s very own Maren Morris.
The exhibition has proven to be a viral sensation for all Swifties looking to gain a deeper understanding for the artist's decades-long career. People from all over the nation are coming to Downtown Arlington to connect with fellow fans as they get a behind-the-scenes look at what makes their favorite artist so special. After breaking records at the Arlington Museum of Art, "Taylor Fever" is spreading all the across the city. It should come to no surprise that other downtown businesses are joining in on the momentum.
To celebrate this fantastic exhibit, Downtown Arlington is launching “Downtown Eras,” a city-wide program commemorating the award-winning artist and her impact in the industry. From themed drinks to karaoke nights, businesses all around Downtown Arlington are getting involved to showcase their appreciation for Taylor. Here’s a sneak peak of things to do during this very Swiftie summer. *More dates, details, and events to be announced at a later date.
Art + Wine with Cara Robbins July 8th | Arlington Museum of Art
An Evening with Opera Arlington August 10th | Arlington Museum of Art
Art + Wine August 12th | Arlington Museum of Art
Arlington Locals Bar Crawl August 19th | Arlington Museum of Art
Swift n' Swigs August 26th | Arlington Museum of Art
Art + Wine September 9th | Arlington Museum of Art
Women of Country Music Lecture Series with Dr. Brian Wright September 23rd | Arlington Museum of Art
Downtown Eras is one of many cross-promotional programs built from the relationship between Downtown Arlington and the Arlington Museum of Art. Previous exhibits include the medieval “A Knight’s Tale” art exhibition and “Disney Art from Private Collections,” an art exhibition featuring hundreds of original, hand-drawn animation sketches, drawings, storyboards, models, and more. During the duration of these collections, Downtown bars, restaurants, and businesses found different ways to connect with one another through art.
From Beauty and the Beast themed axe throwing at Lone Star Axe Throwing to the Arlington Music Hall showing Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this is the perfect opportunity for businesses to unite and bring high quality events and activations to the Arlington community. To view a complete list of the events and products included in Downtown Eras, click and bookmark this event page to stay in the know about Downtown Eras as Taylor Fever spreads and more businesses join in on the fun. Sign up for the Downtown Arlington newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay informed on all things Tay-Tay.
Themed Menu Specials
Hooligans Pub Violet Haze - Gin, lavender syrup, shaken with eggwhites and lemon, topped with lavender buds Burning Red Love - Rye Whisky, Campari, Lemon juice, bitters Vintage Cartigan - Vodka based martini with house based earl grey tea syrup Best Dressed - Rose Margarita, dehydrated lime, edible flowerInclusion Coffee
Inclusion Coffee Lavender Haze - Matcha latte with lavender and rose Midnight Rain - Teasource Gold Tea with blueberry and honey Lover's Kiss - Chai Latte with rose and vanilla London Boy's Fog - London Fog with honey and lavender
Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery Indulge in a swirl of sweetness at Sugar Bee Sweets, where cupcakes and cookies come to life in the heart of Downtown Eras! Savor treats that'll make your taste buds sing "Sweet disposition never too soon, oh, reckless abandon, like no one's watching vou" - Taylor Swift. Don't miss this delectable blend of art and flavor that is "Sweeter than fiction!" - Taylor Swift