Center for the Arts in Watertown Reveals Its New Name

To honor the remarkable generosity of the Center’s major donor family, the Board of Directors with support of the Membership charter, are pleased to announce that the Arsenal Center for the Arts has been officially renamed:

The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts

In 2000, Watertown businessman and philanthropist Charles Mosesian stepped forward with a generosity of spirit and an acknowledgement of the importance of the arts, made a remarkable $1-million-dollar gift that helped launch the Center’s building campaign. It was this sentiment that inspired others to join in the effort that has created the wonderful community of arts and artists we’ve come to know. With the continued support from the Mosesian Family Foundation for more than a decade, the Center’s new name will honor this ongoing generosity in memoriam of the late Dorothy and Charles Mosesian. “With great pride in what we have accomplished over the last ten years, we are invigorated by this opportunity to continue opening doors to excite and inspire diverse audiences and artists to create, appreciate, participate and grow through the arts” said Executive Director Roberta Miller. The Center will roll out its new name over the course of the next few months – giving a fresh look and feel to the quality programming and vital arts education offerings the community has come to love and depend upon.

Watertown Residents Featured in Stage Production of ‘Footloose’

WCT/Arsenal Center for the Arts presents of Footloose, Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford, music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. Performances are Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown.

One Woman Show Comes to Arsenal Center for the Arts Nov. 4 & 5

One Drop of Love, a multimedia one-woman show exploring the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and LOVE comes to the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown November 4 and 5, the center announced. One Drop of Love is written and performed by Massachusetts native Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni. This extraordinary one-woman show produced by Cox DiGiovanni, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, incorporates filmed images, photographs and animation to tell the story of how the notion of ‘race’ came to be in the United States and how it affects our most intimate relationships. A moving memoir, One Drop of Love takes audiences from the 1700s to the present, to cities all over the U.S. and to West and East Africa, where Fanshen and her father spent time in search of their ‘racial’ roots. The ultimate goal of the show is to encourage everyone to discuss ‘race’ and racism openly and critically.

Arsenal Center Hosting Earfull, a Series with Writers and Musicians

The Arsenal Center for the Arts is proud to present another edition of Earfull – a literature and music series of “Writers Reading and Songwriters Singing”

Earfull kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the speakeasy style setting of the Center’s Black Box Theater with readings from critically acclaimed authors Dennis Lehane and James Scott and musical performances by Christian MacNeill and Jesse Dee. The series continues Tuesday, Nov. 15 with authors Tom Perrotta and Lily King and musicians Tanya Donelly and The Needy Sons. And finally, Tuesday, Dec. 13 Earfull welcomes Anita Diamant and Heidi Pitlor with musicians Dietrich Strause and Lula Wiles.

Free Family Fun Days Coming to the Arsenal Center for the Arts this Fall

The Arsenal Center for the Arts kicks off another season of Free Family Fun this fall! Children of all ages and abilities are invited to join us on the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to experiment with paint, paper, collage, performance, movement, and more! 2016-2017 Free Family Fun Dates:

September 17

October 15

November 19

January 21

February 18

March 18

Free Family Fun is part of the Arsenal Center’s Open Doors program – providing free and reduced cost programming and activities that encourage patrons of all ages to experience the arts, use their imaginations and to express themselves in the creation of their own masterpiece in a variety of mediums.  Different projects and games will be offered each month. This program is made possible through the generous support of The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation, Moses Kimball Fund, and the Highland Street Foundation. For more information, visit or call 617-923-0100.

Sing Along With the Hit Musical Hamilton Live on Stage in Watertown!

The Arsenal Center for the Arts presents Hamiltunes Boston at the Mosesian, a singalong experience of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, on Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Charles Mosesian Theater in The Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown, the group announced. Sing on stage by signing up for a vocal slot and be a part of the experience! Tickets and vocal signups open on Aug.

ArsenalArts Hosts Series that Combines Literature and Music

The Arsenal Center for the Arts is proud to present the revival of Earfull – a literature and music series of “Writers Reading and Songwriters Singing” at Branch Line in Watertown’s Arsenal on the Charles complex this May, ArsenalArts announced. The “Earfull Revival Kickoff” happening Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. will be the first of three events in the renewed series and features Authors Jim Shepard and Jennifer Haigh along with Musicians Howie Day and Air Traffic Controller. The series continues Tuesday, May 24 with “Earfull Election Night” featuring Authors Charlie Pierce and Seth Mnookin and Musicians Will Dailey and Michael Tarbox. And finally, Tuesday, May 31 Earfull Welcomes Atul Gawande & Friends with none other than Atul Gawande, Michael Hoover and Musicians Darlingside and Saraswathi Jones. The brainchild of Boston Musician and Author Jen Trynin and bookstore connoisseur Tim Huggins, Earfull first launched in the Fall of 2001 with the concept that, given a conducive environment, book people will appreciate being exposed to live music, and rock people will realize how cool it is to hear great authors reading their work aloud! EARFULL aimed to provide that environment, combining prominent author readings with established singer-songwriters in the hopes of broadening the appreciation of and audiences for both.