Leadership Transition / Future Changes

Not sure how to lead this announcement, so jumping right in…

We’re announcing today that our Executive Director, Lea Ruscio, will be leaving the organization at the end of November 2019.  Lea has held down the leadership role here for the past 6 years, and we will be sorry to see her go!

But never fear, we’re working within the organization and together with our Advisory Committee on the transition plan and recruitment process to find a new Executive Director.  Details will be posted here and on social media as the process unfolds.

We look forward to continuing well into the future as your go-to spot for local arts, cultural, and community activities!

Want to be our upstairs neighbor?

There are two suites opening up for long-term rental at the Armory!  Actors Shakespeare Project is moving out, as they relocate to their new home in a theater.  So their office space and rehearsal space will soon be available.  These are flexible-use spaces: offices, retail, work studios, classrooms – just not set up to live in.

Suite 2A / “Not2B” is a little under 1500 sq ft, and has three rooms and a bathroom.  It will be available Feb 1, and the owners are asking for $3000 per month in rent.
Suite 2B is a little over 1500 sq ft, and has four rooms and a bathroom.  It will be available Mar 1 (maybe earlier), and the owners are asking for $3200 per month in rent.
Want a tour?  Contact us at info@artsatthearmory.org or 617-718-2191 and we’d be happy to show you around!

Winter Storm updates for Jan 19-20, 2019

Feeling fortunate to have made it this far into winter without needing to worry about snow and event cancellations, but this weekend has become the start for the season!  Updates will be posted here as decisions are made…

Last update: 1/21/19, 2 pm

Saturday 1/19:  The Winter Farmers Market is definitely *ON*.  All other Saturday events are running as planned.

Sunday 1/20: Boston Swing Central is *ON* – travel safe everyone!  Purple Flower Studio art classes, I-Opener, More to Love Yoga, and Zumba with Erika are cancelled.

Monday 1/21: Zumba with Ingrid, Zumba with Valeria, and RESIST Strength Training classes are all cancelled due to the weather.  But the Cafe is open as usual till 6pm, and all other events are running as scheduled!

Holiday Schedule, 2018

A few holiday-schedule notes as we wrap up 2018:

  • Dec 22 – open all day, with a Farmers Market and Brazilian Theater and plenty of other events
  • Dec 23 – open in the morning for More to Love Yoga, closed afterwards (no other events scheduled, Cafe closed all day)
  • Dec 24-26 – closed (happy holidays!)
  • Dec 27-29 – open normal hours, plus event times, and yes, there’s a Farmers Market on Dec 29.
  • Dec 30 – open in the morning for More to Love Yoga, closed afterwards (no other events scheduled, Cafe closed all day)
  • Dec 31 – open 8 am – 3 pm (closing early).
  • Jan 1 – closed (New Year’s)
  • Jan 2 and beyond – back to a normal schedule!

Market season kicks off today!

The much-loved season of holiday markets kicks off today (Saturday Nov 24)!  Herbstalk Wintergreen is here 11 am – 5 pm, featuring herbal- and plant-based products.

Tomorrow (Sunday Nov 25) and again on Dec 9, Somerville Local First brings local artists, crafters, and small businesses together for a holiday market.  10 am – 4 pm.

Saturday Dec 1 is the first Somerville Winter Farmers Market!  Every Saturday from December to mid-April, 9:30am – 2 pm.  Featuring produce, meats, fish, cheese, bakery, sweets, snacks, and more!

And the Somerville Flea brings their unique mix of vintage and repurposed / upcycled items for two pre-holiday shopping dates: Sunday Dec 2 and Sunday Dec 16, 10 am – 5 pm.

All of these markets are free to visit; just pay for whatever tempts its way into your bag!