Open Arts Day 2016 at Arsenal Center for the Arts

Open Arts Day 2016 at Arsenal Center for the Arts

Arsenal Center for the Arts Hosts

Open Arts Day 2016

Open Arts Day 2016 at Arsenal Center for the Arts 

The Arsenal Center for the Arts hosts its annual Open Arts Day, a Watertown favorite, this year as part of ArtWeek Boston!

This family-friendly, free event takes place on Saturday, May 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The drop-in open house features visual and performing arts workshops taught by the skilled arsenalARTS & Watertown Children’s Theatre staff.

Participants can experiment with Clay (handbuilding and pottery wheel), Printmaking, Mixed-media and other art activities for the whole family. This year’s event will again feature a very special outdoor Steamroller Printing Project where artists will carve printmaking plates, ink them up, and then roll over them with an industrial steamroller to create Relief print masterpieces!

Watertown Children’s Theatre will present workshops and performances highlighting music, movement and more. Watertown Children’s Theatre and resident Theatre Company New Repertory Theatre will also reveal their 2016-2017 seasons.

The day will also feature a special check presentation from Whole Foods Market for the funds raised on the Arsenal Center’s 5% Community Giving Day (happening May 4, 2016 at the Newton and Newtonville Whole Foods Market locations.

For more information, visit www.arsenalarts.org or call 617-923-0100. Open Arts Day is made possible in part by the Belmont Savings Bank, the Belmont Cultural Council, and the Waltham Cultural Council – supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Spring ArtWeek Boston (April 29May 8) is a tri-annual 10-day collection of events throughout the city that features unexpected and creative experiences that are interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. ArtWeek Boston’s mission is to be a champion for nonprofit innovation in Boston and provide arts and entertainment to the greater community.

 

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