The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts opens doors to excite and inspire diverse audiences and artists to create, appreciate, participate and grow through the arts.
The Watertown Arts on the Charles incorporated as a non-profit organization to plan, raise support for, and operate an arts center that would serve Greater Boston. Building 312 was transformed into a modern, well-equipped, multi-use facility that opened its doors in September 2005. The Arsenal’s stunning and unique architectural design now occupies 30,000 square feet of space on three floors. It houses two theaters, classrooms and workshop spaces, artist studios, gallery and exhibit space, rehearsal rooms, and informal gathering places. On July 1, 2013, The Arsenal Center for the Arts and longtime partner Watertown Children’s Theatre took a successful working relationship to the next level with a merger of the two organizations. In September of 2016, the Board of Directors and Membership Charter unanimously voted to rename the center The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts in honor of its major donor family.
The Center offers its own programming consisting of art exhibits, classes and workshops for adults and children, concerts and other staged events, plus literary and art discussions. The Center is also available to rent for corporate meetings, events by other non-profits, performances by other theater companies, and family events such as children’s birthday parties. The Mosesian Center for the Arts is also the proud home of resident theatre company New Repertory Theatre.