Faire on the Square is Almost Here! See What’s Going on Saturday

The Faire on the Square, Watertown’s annual celebration, will take place Saturday, Sept. 23 at Saltonstall Park (next to City Hall). Come enjoy the entertainment, dozens of exhibitors, music, food, kids activities, an apple pie contest and chili cook off, a beer garden, and more! The Faire will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Organizers announced the Faire will take place, rain or shine.

City Seeks Feedback on Watertown Square Cultural District

The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

Your feedback is vital to the success of the Watertown Square Cultural District! A public meeting will be held on Oct. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Watertown Savings Bank Room at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St. Starting in 2022, Watertown began pursuing a Cultural District designation from the state. A Cultural District is an important civic tool designed to support the economy, the arts, and culture bearers on a local level.

Armenian Museum Hosting Artist Panel on Free Museum Weekend

The Armenian Museum of America is offering a series of events on September 23-24 including a panel discussion on “The Image as Disruption and Identity.” (Courtesy of Armenian Museum of America)

The following announcement was provided by the Armenian Museum of America:

The Armenian Museum of America will host a series of programs the weekend of Sept. 23-24 highlighted by an artist panel discussing Ara Oshagan’s “Disrupted, Borders” exhibition currently showing in the Museum’s contemporary galleries. 

The event will bring Oshagan together with curator Ryann Casey, art critic Hrag Vartanian, and Professor Christina Maranci, all of whom touch upon contemporary art and politics in their respective work. The panel, titled “The Image as Disruption and Identity,” is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Adele and Haig Der Manuelian Galleries on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m., followed by a light reception. The Museum is also offering free admission for all visitors that weekend, along with free guided tours of “Ara Oshagan: Disrupted, Borders” to its members.

Watertown Square Mural Celebration & Networking Event

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Business Coalition:

Come see Watertown’s newest piece of public art — the mural at Merchants Row (the side of CVS in Watertown Square). Meet the artists, Amir Tabatabaei and Niloufar Keyhani, and then join us at 6 p.m on Bar ‘Cino’s back patio to mingle, chat with the artists and enjoy some appetizers compliments of Watertown Square’s newest restaurant. There will also be a cash bar. Schedule

5:30pm to 6:00pm – Mural Celebration & Meet The Artists @ Merchants Row

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Back Patio @ BAR’CINO

Rain date: Sept. 20 at 5:30 pm

The event is free.

Watertown Cultural Council Seeks Grant Proposals for 2023-24

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Cultural Council:

The Watertown Cultural Council (WCC) seeks new grant proposals from organizations, schools, and individuals who wish to provide arts, humanities and interpretive science programs for the Watertown community in 2023-24. Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and interpretive science projects are due October 17, 2023 at 11:59 EST. Application forms and more information are available online beginning September 1 st at www.massculturalcouncil.org. For additional WCC guidelines, priorities and complete information on past Watertown Cultural Council grantees, contact the WCC or go to Grants at our website, http://www.watertownculturalcouncil.org/. Questions?

Mosesian Arts Has Theater, Music, Dance & More During Hispanic Heritage Month

Bahué, featuring the duo of Aliana De La Guardia and Ariel Campos, will perform at the Mosesian Center for the Arts on Sept. 16. (Courtesy of the MCA)

The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown has announced September events that include classic and new theater, a cutting edge interdisciplinary and accessible performance, Boston’s best drag variety, and a bicoastal Latin duo to begin National Hispanic Heritage Month.The

The season of events will continue with much more theater, comedy, dance, music, film, exhibitions and arts education, and a Holiday Makers Market! From returning favorites to new partnerships, there’s plenty of variety ahead in this season’s programming. PERFORMANCES

New Repertory Theatre presents A Raisin in the Sun | September 6-October 1

Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking drama is a searing and timeless portrait of a family on Chicago’s South Side, and an American classic. A Raisin in the Sun is an answer to the poem from which the title is derived – Langston Hughes’ Harlem.

Watertown Art Gallery Showing Work of Artist Who Creates With Brushes and Her Body

The following information was provided by Storefront Art Projects:

Jasmine Chen is ¼, Manchurian, ¼ Bai, and ½ Han and she paints the Chinese Diaspora with bodies intertwined through time and distance and history. She has had a lot of hits lately. Shows and residencies, and she’s rehearsing for a Kung-Fu puppet play Monkey: A Kung Fu Puppet Parable at the Paramount this fall. Everything she does is dynamic. She is in constant movement, very aware of breath and flow and that comes through in all her work.

Photo Exhibit at Mosesian Center Inspired by Complexities of Being Human

Gary Duehr’s “Skaters” is part of a photo exhibition at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:

At Mosesian Arts, artists using photography and photo-based processes are inspired by the depth and complexities of being human. The Mosesian Center for the Arts is excited to present an exhibition of works using photography and photo-based processes exploring ideas of how complex, disquieting, sorrowful, and yet beautiful, joyful, and colorful life can be. From formal portraits to snapshots of daily life to photographs of humans at work or performing on stage or just being. Photography, from its early beginnings, has captured fascinating glimpses of humanity.