Dear Friends of Arts at the Armory,
As part of an evolving response to the COVID19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel all public events scheduled in all Arts at the Armory spaces (the main hall, mezzanine, Café and the B5 classroom) and close the Armory Café starting Saturday, March 14th through Sunday, March 29th. We will make decisions about potential cancellations and closures post-March 29th in the coming days and share that information with you.
Although we do the booking for the B3 Dance Studio, it is not an Arts at the Armory space, and is owned by our landlord, HART. All classes and programming held in the B3 Dance Studio are cancelled through Sunday, March 29th.
During this period, core Arts at the Armory staff will be working remotely and making occasional visits to the office. Other businesses in the Armory building may remain open. Please click here to visit our website, which provides information about how to connect with other Armory tenants individually.
It is clear that the COVID19 pandemic will have significant financial repercussions for everyone. Individuals, small businesses and non-profit arts organizations like Arts at the Armory that do not have contingency budgets will be in the most precarious position. We will be working to find resources and means of support to keep Arts at the Armory afloat during this difficult period. Please keep us in mind, along with other non-profit organizations, small businesses and artists, and do what you can to support us. We will be developing other concrete ways to contribute in the days ahead but for starters please consider buying fresh, local produce from our Somerville Winter Farmers Market vendors here.
Like you, in the upcoming weeks we will certainly miss the many communal, uplifting and transformative experiences that we all have come to know and love at the Armory. To get us through the journey, let’s seek refuge, solace, peace, inspiration and beauty in music, poetry, dance, visual arts, film–or whichever mediums most stir and soothe your soul.