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VISIT 2019 Somerville Open Studios

SOS has over 300 artists, working in many different media, opening their studios and workshops and inviting the public to view their work. TODAY May 4 +5 from noon to 6 .


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First Look Show - At the Somerville Museum

Preview Member Art

April 18- May 17, 2019

Somerville Museum 1 Westwood Road (map)

The SOS First Look Exhibit offers the best opportunity to preview the studios and artists' work. All SOS participating artists are invited to submit work, creating a group show that is unparalleled in diversity and excitement. Come to SOS First Look to plan your weekend.

Special Extended Hours

  • Thursday and Friday, April 25 + 26 / 2 – 7 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, April 27 + 28 / 12 - 5 pm
  • Thursday, May 2nd / 2 – 7 pm
  • Friday, May 3rd / 2 – 9 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, May 4 + 5 / 11 am – 6 pm

Regular Museum Hours

  • Thursday 2 – 7 pm
  • Friday 2– 5 pm
  • Saturday 12 – 5 pm

Volunteer Show - At Bloc Cafe in Union Square

April 15 -May 16

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 28, 4-6 pm

BLOC Cafe 11 Bow Street, Union Square (map)

The SOS Volunteer Show highlights the work of the Hard Working Volunteers that make Somerville Open Studios happen.

Bloc Cafe is open 7 am - 7 pm every day.

Inside-Out Gallery Show in Davis Square

Art & Soul

April 15 - May 16

Sidewalk Reception: Monday, April 29, 5:30-6:30 pm

Inside-Out Gallery in the windows of CVS, One Davis Square (map)


The Somerville Arts Council's Inside-Out Gallery, in the windows of the Davis Square CVS, features work by SOS artists on the theme of "Art & Soul" -- a unique interpretation of that special Somerville magic that draws outsiders in. In true Somerville fashion, each artist displays an individualistic style that reflects how art brings life to our community.

The featured artists are Jim Baab, Courtney Chelo, Alison Pruchansky Drasner, Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons, Pauline Lim, Suzanne Lubeck, Adrianne Mathiowetz, Frances McCormick, Katherine Oh (XOKO), Iku Oseki, Jaclyn Perrone, Judith Prager, Michael Robbins, Nicholas Shectman, Jane Sherrill, Bekka Teerlink Wright (Bikeyface), Amy Ward, and Katherine Martin Widmer.

Home: Varied Perspectives - a curated show

April 16 - May 18th

Ivy Realty Group, 20 Holland St. (map)


In the face of a rapidly changing city, the notion of home takes on multifaceted responses. Is it a view from a bedroom window, quiet time on a third floor porch, a patch of grass in a private yard, a time far away in a land saved only in memory? We take pride in our home and we take solace there. Perhaps we take it for granted as we see many across the globe fleeing theirs for safety. We live in a community that includes immigrants and students and transplants; those who may have known other homes, and yet others without a home at all.

As SOS loses more artists each year to an affordable housing crisis, we explore themes ranging from comfort and nostalgia to displacement and migration. The memory of a former home; the illumination of comfort as seen from the outside; an old street, lush with the fullness of trees and wooden-shingled houses; landmarks welcoming us home – all aspects of the multifaceted yet singular symbol of security and comfort.

The featured artists are Adam Adkison, Laurinda Bedingfield, Jamie Cascio, Stan Eichner, Pauline Lim, and Adrianne Mathiowetz.

Ivy Realty is open 9 am - 6 pm every day. You can also see this art through the front window, from outside the storefront.

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Kids Show - At the Somerville Armory

April 29 - May 12th During Cafe Hours
Cupcake Reception: Sunday, May 12 from 2-3 pm

Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave (map)

The Kids’ Show will display artwork from the 14-and-under crowd. Our theme for this year is Images of Somerville.

Past Events

Beyond The Pattern

The Somerville Open Studios Fashion Show.

Thursday, May 2nd, 7-9 pm at Arts At The Armory, 191 Highland Avenue

Fashion Show Details
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Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 16th! , Flatbread Pizza (Sacco's Bowl-Haven) 45 Day Street. Davis Square Ave Somerville

Portions of each pizza purchased durring dinner help fund SOS.

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