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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

Yoga Through the Eras
July 16th | Arlington Yoga Center at the Arlington Museum of Art

Yoga Through the Eras
July 16th | Arlington Yoga Center at the Arlington Museum of Art

Taylor Swift Lecture Panel with Chelsea Burns, Paula Harper, and Christa Bently
July 22nd | 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
 - V
odka 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