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Watertown's Arsenal Center Hosts Open Arts Day on May 5

The program features three resident companies at the center, raffles and

The welcomes the public from Watertown and beyond to Open Arts Day on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free open house features the diverse programming offered by the Center and its three resident companies – New Repertory Theatre, Watertown Children’s Theatre and Quilters’ Connection. 

Sharon Glennon, Executive Director of the Arsenal Center, looks forward to hosting this year's event.

“Last year's open house was filled with such enthusiasm for our arts community, we decided to make Open Arts Day an annual event," Glennon said. "The Greater Boston community has been incredibly supportive of the Arsenal Center for the Arts, so it gives us pleasure to reciprocate by throwing open our doors and showing them what we've created for all to enjoy."

The Open Arts Day has demonstrations and activities for the whole family, including: teen theatre, kite-making and pottery workshops, quilting demonstrations, New England Conservatory (brass ensemble), F.U.D.G.E. Theatre, Solar Winds (The Rooster, the Mouse and the Little Red Hen family concert), Bigelow Middle School (acappella group) and author Maggie Stern.

Watertown Children’s Theatre will preview performances from their upcoming shows, "Oliver!" and "Charlotte’s Web."

“WCT is very excited to be a part of Open Arts Day,” says Kelly MacIsaac, the Producing Director of Programming at Watertown Children’sTheatre. “We look forward to seeing what everyone is bringing to the event. In addition to our performances, we’ll also be leading several 'open-door' theatre workshops, from a Glee-style chorus workshop for second and third graders to a fast-paced hour of Improv Sports for sixth through ninth graders."

New Repertory Theatre will present songs from "Little Shop of Horrors," a reading from next season’s production of "The Kite Runner," an acting workshop led by theatre artist Eve Kagan and a performance workshop of an original teen production, "Tell Your Story."

“Open Arts Day is an annual opportunity to join together as a family of allied arts organizations under the umbrella of our shared home at the Arsenal Center for the Arts. New Rep welcomes our neighbors to join this creative community in their own backyards!" said Jim Petosa, Artistic Director of New Repertory Theatre.

For more information, visit www.arsenalarts.org or find us on Facebook. Share Tweets about Open Arts with #OpenArts12.

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