Here are the Holiday Events Coming up at the Arsenal Project

The Arsenal Project (formerly the Arsenal Mall) will host three holiday events that are free and open to the public. SATURDAY, DEC. 3; 2-4 p.m. – Holiday Gifts Make & Take

The Watertown Art Association hosts a free & festive holiday crafting event! Talented local artists & crafters will provide instruction on how to make decoupage plates, pendants, paper boxes and dragon fly pins. SATURDAY, DEC.

Pop-Up Shop Coming to Arsenal Project Featuring Over 50 Artists

Join The Arsenal Project for the holiday handmade extravaganza featuring a selection of 50+ talented local artists including a handful of Etsy artists from the Greater Boston area, the mall announced. This fabulous collection of New England maker talent will set up a 2-day pop-up shop at The Arsenal Project in Watertown. Great holiday gifting offerings include handmade jewelry, soaps, candles, illustrations, photography, woodwork, textiles and more! WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, December 17-18; from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
WHERE: The Arsenal Project, 485 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
LOCATION: The Innovation Space near Dunkin Donuts (Enter by Old Navy)
Free admission For more information & directions visit or call (617) 923-9944. HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET POP UP SHOP ARTISTS

Jewelry/Mixed Media
Chappy Girls
Ginger Snappy Gems
Twigs and Heather
Color Me Happy
Well Kept Shop
Freyja Jewels
Emporium 32
Breanna Bates Jewelry
Little Pancakes
Re-Wine It!

Cast Performance of Fiddler on the Roof at the Arsenal Mall

Catch a performance of Fiddler on the Roof up close and personal at the Arsenal Project. The workshop and singalong will be hosted by the Arsenal Project (the former Arsenal Mall) and New Rep Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., the mall announced. Enjoy a cast performance of favorite songs from the New Rep Theatre’s upcoming production, “Fiddler on the Roof” followed by a mini theater workshop & sing-along taught by New Rep education associate, Lily Linke. Meet and greet New Rep Theatre actors, enter to win a pair of tickets to “Fiddler on the Roof”, and enjoy complimentary refreshments!

Find Out About the Halloween Spooktacular at Arsenal Project

Come down to the Arsenal Project for a fun-filled, family friendly family event. The Halloween Spooktacular at the Arsenal Project (formerly the Arsenal Mall) on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the mall announced. Events include:
• Halloween variety show with music & song. • Face painting & balloon art.

Planning Board Will Hear Arsenal Mall Renovation Plans Thursday

The long awaited plans for the renovation of the Arsenal Mall will be presented to the Watertown Planning Board on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. 

While the master plan will be presented by developers from Boyslton Properties, Planning Board Chairman John Hawes said the staff report will not be completed by Thursday. The Planning Department’s report will presented at a future Planning Board meeting and a vote can happen then. There will be opportunity for the public to comment on the plans, said Assistant Town Manager Steve Magoon. Because the project sits in the recently created Regional Mixed Use District (RMUD) the Planning Board gives the final approval for the master pan. Most projects need approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Unique Interactive Art Exhibit Features Artists from Watertown, Colombia

Come to the Watertown Art Association’s first program of the 2016-17 season on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m. for an exciting and engaging multi-media event! Ruth Henry, art activist and musician, along with three visiting artists and curators from Colombia – Adriana Rios, Laura Tobon and Ixia Gonzalez – will present and interactive program unlike anything we have done before! The Innovation Space at the Arsenal Project (formerly Arsenal Mall), 485 Arsenal St., near the Old Navy entrance, will be transformed into an interactive Open Studio. MassPartners of the Americas is a non-profit program that connects artists from North, South and Central America together to create dynamic exchanges.