Arts at the Armory is a non-profit community arts and cultural center. We are an independent 501(c)3 organization. We are one of 13 tenants within the Somerville Armory building, and run a packed schedule of 750+ events per year — of all types and sizes — in partnership with countless local artists, performers, and organizations. We are excited to be a part of the rich and vibrant artistic community in Somerville!
Thanks to all of the farmers, vendors, musicians, customers, sponsors and everyone who helped make 2017-2018 a great season!
The market will be back again at the Armory next winter, likely starting up again the first Saturday of December. In the meantime, you can catch many of the farmers at the Union Square (Saturday) markets or Davis Square (Wednesday) markets, starting in mid-May.
Update: 3/13, 10:20 PM
Looking ahead to Wednesday, the building and Cafe will open late one hour (at 9 AM). We expect most if not all events to run as scheduled; we’ll post here as we get updates either way from event organizers.
As of now, the lot is still buried in snow. We’re hoping the plow will make a pass overnight, but no confirmation yet.
The SCES / GBFB Brown Bag program is *cancelled* due to the snowstorm. Zumba is also cancelled today.
Parkour classes tonight *are* still scheduled… Safety first, but if you can safely make it, the instructors will be here!
The Cafe is open today 11 am – 6 pm.
Our parking lot has not been plowed, and based on past experience, is unlikely to be cleared before the storm ends.
Stay warm and safe!
Update as of 1 pm:
– Maria’s classes are cancelled
– No news yet on Zumba this evening
– Youth Arts Arise, Farmers to You pick-up, and Wiretap Wednesday are taking place.
Please use your judgment based on where you would be travelling from and your local conditions – safety first! Travel may be very iffy not far from here, but if you’re local and can make it safely, we’d love to see you.
We’re already planning ahead for summertime, and another season of great educational programs at the Armory! Once again, we’ll offer a variety of programming for different ages.
In July, the Somerville Arts Council returns with their popular 3-week Musical Theater Program for ages 8-13; sign up directly with SAC!
Also in July, we’re teaming up with EarthwiseAware to run a NEW one-week, half-day program called Closer to Nature. Participants will explore and enjoy the natural world through storytelling, nature & naturalist walks, sketching & journaling, art, and science.
In August, we’ll run three separate weeks of our popular Arts Discovery Week program for kids ages 5-10. Sign up for one or all, or for individual sessions within the week; it’s a sampler of lots of fun, creative, and sometimes crazy art projects.
For slightly older kids (11-16), Visual Arts Week offers a similar chance to explore lots of artistic mediums throughout one week in August.
Also for 11-16 year olds, Youth Arts Arise is our FREE one-week program exploring two artistic disciplines in depth: mornings focus on one topic all week, and afternoons on another.
Sign-up for all of the summer programs run by the Armory will open on March 15. Check back then, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list and be notified when it opens!