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. Catch a show of illusions from Magician Evan Northrup, Jazz for the Young at Heart from Jazz @ The Arsenal’s John Baboin, and open jam with Paradise Lost. 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 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.

Located in Watertown, MA, the Arsenal Center for the Arts is a vibrant multi-disciplinary community arts venue that houses the 380-seat Charles Mosesian Theater, a 90-seat Black Box theater, Exhibition Gallery, Rehearsal Halls, Educational Classrooms, and Artist Studio spaces. ArsenalARTS offerings include gallery exhibits, visual and performing arts classes and workshops for all ages, literary/art discussions and world-class theatrical and musical performances. The Arsenal Center For The Arts is also home to the award-winning Watertown Children’s Theatre, offering year-round theatre education programs, including musical and non-musical productions, voice and acting lessons, and performing arts workshops for children K-12. New Repertory Theatre is the Professional Theatre Company in residence at the center. Arsenal Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Spring ArtWeek Boston (April 29 – May 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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