They first meet at The Rachel Berry House Party Train Wreck Extravaganza, though they don't interact with each other.
Artie watches Blaine and The Warblers' performance of Somewhere Only We Know in the courtyard and is seen to be enjoying it.
Blaine is auditioning for the supportive role of Officer Krupke in the school musical West Side Story, when Artie, along with Shannon and Emma, impressed by his audition, asks him if he would be interested in auditioning for Tony.
It is announced by Artie that Blaine won the male lead in the school musical.
Artie is directing West Side Story and during a rehearsal of Tonight with Blaine and Rachel, he asks them if they had lost their virginities yet, to make the part look more real. After they answer 'no', he tells them he is concerned they're not going to be convincing enough as actors.
Blaine, Brittany, Tina, and Wade are in the race to see who is the new Rachel and the new star/leader of New Directions. Artie is the judge and he judges the four as they sing Call Me Maybe. Afterwards, Artie reveals the results and he, along with an online poll, picks Blaine to be the new Rachel, Brittany coming second, Tina third, and Wade fourth.
Blaine and Artie sing Boys/Boyfriend to cheer Brittany up with Britney Spears week (once again), to the Glee Club.
Blaine, still heartbroken, auditions for Grease, which Artie direct, with Hopelessly Devoted to You. Artie comments on his performance, claiming that although it's a Sandy song, he is still the Danny Zuko they want for the play. Blaine refuses and explains that he can't portray love since he ruined his own relationship.
Artie asks which role he might consider taking and Blaine answers 'Teen Angel'. He later gets this role.
Artie is on stage, talking about how hard and stressful it was, waiting to see if someone would ask you out before Blaine cuts in to shorten what Artie is trying to say. They sing together in No Scrubs.
Blaine is talking to Artie next to the entrance of the choir room, before Tina interrupts them angrily. Artie, who can see her anger, goes into the classroom.
Blaine and Artie can be seen talking about Artie's movie after Artie reveals that he will make one. They also perform together in the boys mash up, Old Time Rock & Roll/Danger Zone.
After Will announces that everyone is the winner of the mash-up competition, Blaine talks to Artie with Tina about why the outcome of the competition always results in a tie.
When the gunshots are first heard, Blaine helps Artie get out of his chair and sit down on the floor. Artie films messages from the Glee kids to their families, in case they die in the incident. When Artie turns his cellphone to Blaine, he doesn't say anything, he just starts sobbing and puts his head between his legs. They are seen hugging with the New Directions after the shooting ends.
Blaine and Artie interact with each other during the secret Glee Club meeting in the auditorium. After Blaine questions how long it will take Sam to end his separation anxiety phase (he makes up a twin), Artie tells Blaine to let it go.
In this episode, they sang together during We Will Rock You.
Blaine and the rest of the club join Artie and Kitty's performance of Drive My Car. Later, when Blaine is trying to convince the club to help him propose, Artie says that, though he understands his plan, he still thinks he and Kurt are too young to get married. Artie is seen recording Blaine and the other boys' performance of I Saw Her Standing There in black and white. He helps Blaine by participating in the performance of All You Need Is Love along with everyone else.
They both are nominated for Prom King, but neither of them wins.
They both sing and dance to Applause with Sam and Marley, dressed with Lady Gaga costumes.
Artie is seen watching Blaine's twerk video and laughing.Tina and Artie are tied for the position of the valedictorian even after their speeches, Sue tells them she decided to make Blaine the valedictorian, as he is the third in class. Blaine then apologizes to both of them in the hallway saying he feels awful about it because they deserve to be valedictorians, not him. Tina and Artie are both visibly angry. Later in the Glee Club meeting both Tina and Artie make rude comments when Blaine announces that he is going to sing instead of giving a usual valedictorian speech. Trying to make up for the whole situation, Blaine asks Tina and Artie to sing with him. Artie seems unsure of it at first, but then says "if we're gonna go down, I'm honored to go down together" agreeing to Blaine's idea. The episode ends with them singing Breakaway together.
After Blaine, Tina, and Sam perform Jumpin’ Jumpin’ in the choir room, Artie clearly feels a bit left out of the senior moment and comments that a quartet is more powerful than a trio. Tina is reduced to tears at the thought of their impending graduation and shares a hug with Blaine and Sam. Artie tries to join in, but is rejected by Blaine and Sam. Later on, Will announces that there is only one week left until they go to LA for Nationals. Blaine suggests that the seniors sing a number together as their final glee rehearsal is approaching. Artie is hesitant at first after being rejected, but then happily agrees to join in and sing Hold On, which is performed in the auditorium as the other glee members cheer them on.
Sang Together (In a Group Number)
|Control||Hold on to Sixteen||Quinn|
|Man in the Mirror||Puck, Finn, Sam, and Mike|
|Do They Know It's Christmas?||Extraordinary Merry Christmas||Finn, Mercedes, Rachel, Kurt, Brittany, Puck, Tina, and Santana|
|Bad||Michael||Sebastian and Santana|
|Fly/I Believe I Can Fly||On My Way||Rachel, Mercedes, Finn, and Santana|
|My Love Is Your Love||Dance with Somebody||Mercedes and Kurt|
|In My Life||Goodbye||Sam, Tina, Sugar, Joe, and Rory|
|No Scrubs||Sadie Hawkins||Ryder, Sam, and Joe|
|This Is the New Year||Naked||Sam, Brittany, Ryder, Unique, Marley, Tina, and Jake|
|We've Got Tonite||I Do||Rachel, Finn, Quinn, Santana, Kurt, Marley, Jake, and Betty|
|We Will Rock You||Lights Out||Jake and Ryder|
|Applause||A Katy or A Gaga||Ryder, Sam, and Marley|
|On Our Way||The End of Twerk||Tina, Sam, Ryder, Marley, Unique, Kitty, and Jake|
|The Fox||Puppet Master||Tina, Jake, Santana, Rachel, and Elliott|
|Hold On||Trio||Dani, Elliott, Kurt, Rachel, Sam, Santana, and Tina|
- Something's Coming from West Side Story (I Am Unicorn)
- Last Friday Night by Katy Perry (Pot o' Gold)
- Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen (The New Rachel)
- Hopelessly Devoted to You from Grease (The Role You Were Born to Play)
- Heroes by David Bowie (Dynamic Duets)
- I Don't Know How to Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar (Sadie Hawkins)
- Anything Could Happen by Ellie Goulding (I Do)
- Old Time Rock & Roll/Danger Zone by Bob Seger/Kenny Loggins (Girls (and Boys) on Film)
- Footloose by Kenny Loggins (Girls (and Boys) on Film)
- Mamma Mia by ABBA (Guilty Pleasures)
- Say by John Mayer (Shooting Star)
- Longest Time by Billy Joel (Lights Out)
- For Once in My Life by Stevie Wonder (Wonder-ful)
- Hall of Fame by The Script ft. will.i.am (All or Nothing)
- All You Need Is Love by The Beatles (Love Love Love)