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 seen 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 rocking 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. Arlington Rocks painting workshops are offered this fall in October and November. 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.

Each workshop meets for two days. Design and paint rocks on the first day, then come back later in the week for touch-ups and a coat of clear sealant. See the schedule below:

  • Tuesday, October 10, 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, October 12, 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, November 6, 3 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, November 8, 3 to 4 p.m.

All meetings are at the Southwest Branch, at 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd. Attendance is not required both months, but patrons who love painting are welcome to join us in October and November. Click here for more information.

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