May 3, 4, & 5, 2019
“Somerville Open Studios is a jewel in the Somerville community art scene,” says Evelyn Battinelli, Executive Director, Secretary and Trustee of the Somerville Museum, “the Somerville Museum is very pleased to be a part of this wonderful celebration of the arts.”
On May 3, 4, & 5 Somerville Open Studios (somervilleopenstudios.org) celebrates its 21st year as more than 300 artists across the city open their studios during one of the largest single weekend open studio events in the nation.
Somerville bursts at the seams with art. From fashion to film to interactive art, there is something for everyone. The annual SOS weekend continues to inspire and enchant the art-loving public as artists open their doors in this family friendly event.
Visit home studios and commercial buildings to see a wide range of artists, artwork and creative space. Some participating artists show in the community space at Arts at the Armory, Saturday and Sunday at 191 Highland Avenue.
Organized entirely by participating artists and their loyal supporters, this citywide event showcases both established and emerging artists working across a broad range of fine art and craft—painting, sculpture, photography, fiber, jewelry, clay, glass, furniture, and installation art—anything you might want to explore is here in the ‘Ville.
“Somerville Open Studios connects artists with the community. SOS not only gives new and emerging artists a venue for showing and selling their work, but it also gives people living in Somerville a chance to see the wonderful art that is being made right within their own neighborhood. Many residents may not regularly attend museums and galleries to see and experience art, so SOS becomes a vital conduit through with people can be exposed to visual art and communicate directly with artists. It allows the community to become more knowledgeable and engaged with artists and the art-making process,” says Matt Carrano, former President of the SOS Board and participating artist at Central Street Studios.
Begin your visit at the First Look Exhibit of participating SOS artists at the Somerville Museum at 1 Westwood Road. Map Guides are available at the museum and can be used to locate artists whose work interests you at the show. Map Guides are also available in artist-made map stands across the city.
Free trolleys circulate the city Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday, May 2, Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show at Arts at the Armory, 7-9 PM
Friday, May 3, Sneak Preview, some artists open from 6-9 PM, see the website or Map Guide for exact information.
Saturday May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 12 Noon-6PM visit artists in their studios! Orange balloons mark sites.
FIRST LOOK Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road, Open SOS weekend: Friday, 5-9 PM, Saturday and Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM
Inside-Out Gallery, participating SOS artists, Davis Square, CVS Windows
SOS Kids Art Show, April 29-May 12, Arts at the Armory Café, 191 Highland Ave.
LOCAVORE show at Ivy Realty, Davis Square, 20 Holland Street, SOS participating artists exhibit on the theme of HOME. Mid-April to mid-May
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EXHIBIT Art by SOS volunteer artists who have contributed time and effort in organizing Somerville Open Studios, runs from April 15 – May 16 at Bloc Cafe in Union Square, 11 Bow Street
PUBLIC CONTACT FOR SOS: [email protected], 617-398-0346