Visual Arts, Performing Arts, and Music
Beautiful Stuff Project
The Beautiful Stuff Project is a creative reuse center offering free and low cost materials to public schools, childcare centers, and community agencies in Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston; and the children and families they serve. Our unique inventory is collected from the excess and scrap of local manufacturers, stores, and artists. Instead of ending up in the trash, we inspire teachers, childcare workers, clinicians, parents, and kids to use our materials for educational, creative, and therapeutic purposes — and just plain fun!
Free - Youth Arts Arise
Youth Arts Arise is a free arts education project for students ages 11 to 16. This program is a great after school opportunity to explore creativity in a wide range of artistic mediums. Program runs from 3:30pm - 5pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Mudflat is a clay studio for students and artists of all ages and levels in metro Boston. We offer a dynamic artistic community, featuring classes, workshops, outreach programming and events, plus a mix of studio rentals for 38 professional clay artists.
School of HONK
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE, at any age, to learn an instrument, or a rhythm, or a dance routine, or otherwise help us make music together. We value diversity, inclusion, egalitarianism and mutual love and respect, and we have mentors and players with all levels of experience, eager to help others learn to play too. Everyone is encouraged to find their own voice, and participate at whatever level is both comfortable and rewarding. And although playing music involves cooperation and some simple rules, unlike most other play, it is completely non-competitive and open to all. Want to learn trumpet? We’ll show you how to blow one note, then maybe you’ll play that note on every fourth beat. It’s a very important note in the song, and it’s easy to play, and the next thing you know, you’ve just taken your first steps to playing music with us.
Somerville Arts Council
The Somerville Arts Council offers a wide variety of events and programming for all ages centered on arts in the community.
Somerville Arts for Youth (SAY)
The Mission of SAY, Inc is to encourage the youth of Somerville, MA, to explore their social, academic, and leadership potential through training in the performing arts.
Through collaborations with our schools and community partners, we create opportunities for young people to engage with professional teaching artists, to experience theatre, music, and dance first hand, and to explore their potential through hands on training in performance and production.
This cozy theatre shows films both old and new, along with a number of live plays.
55 Davis Square, Somerville MA 02144
Tufts Community Music Program
Since its opening in February of 2007, the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center has become a resource for the local community. In addition to the regular 150 plus concerts and events presented in the center's Distler Performance Hall and Fisher Performance Room (which are all open to the public to attend), Tufts Music also offers a wide range of other community music programs. These include: Saturday music classes for children and teenagers, the Tufts Youth Philharmonic on Friday afternoons, weekday evening classes and ensembles for adults, a two week summer music program for children ages 7-12, a special Sundays at Tufts Community Concert series with a rotating slate of artist and music genres, and Saturday Family and Children's Concerts.