Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA617.718.2191 | website
- Neighborhood: Somerville
Most artists imagine themselves to be metaphorically turning swords to plowshares; those who labor at the gorgeously high-ceilinged Arts at the Armory, though, are almost doing it literally. Middle East owners Joseph and Nabil Sater transformed this former volunteer-militia outpost, located between Union and Davis squares in Somerville, into a multi-purpose gallery space/music venue/art studio/community center. Since 2004, the space has been going gangbusters. From weekend farmer’s markets to film screenings to live concerts, this space is — shall we say — blowing up faster than anyone’s best expectations.