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 .
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.
April 15 -May 16
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 28, 4-6 pm
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.
April 15 - May 16
Sidewalk Reception: Monday, April 29, 5:30-6:30 pm
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.
April 16 - May 18th
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.
Ivy Realty is open 9 am - 6 pm every day. You can also see this art through the front window, from outside the storefront.
Thursday, May 2nd, 7-9 pm at Arts At The Armory, 191 Highland AvenueFashion Show Details
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.