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General Event Information

Somerville Open Studios 2015


Fri, May 1, 6pm - 9pm
Sat + Sun, May 2 + 3, 12pm - 6pm

Select studios throughout the city are open Friday night. All others open Saturday and Sunday. Visit our Artist Directory for a complete listing.

SOS Exhibits, Events, and Other Excitement

Each year SOS offers a variety of shows and special activities in conjunction with the artists' open studios. We're so excited to be able to offer the following events for you to enjoy during the weeks leading up to Open Studios Weekend.

2015 Exhibits and Events

For a complete calendar view visit the Visitor Calendar

Beyond the Pattern - The SOS Art In Fashion Show

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30 � 9 pm
(doors open 6:30 pm)

Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave. (map)

A live runway presentation showcasing the dazzlingly diverse work of local artists in fashion, jewelry and accessories.

More information
about this year's show!

Artists' Choice Exhibit


April 24 - May 8, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7-9 pm

Somerville Museum 1 Westwood Road (map)

The Artists' Choice 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 the Artists' Choice Exhibit first to plan your weekend.


Museum Hours during SOS:

Thurs., April 30 | 2 - 7pm
Fri., May 1 | 2 � 9pm
Sat. + Sun., May 2 + 3 | 11am � 6pm

Museum Regular Hours:

Thurs 2 � 7pm, Fri 2 � 5pm, Sat 12 � 5pm, and by appointment

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Boston Art Week Museum Tour
Somerville Open Studios is proud to be part of Artweek Boston.

Our Arts week special event is a tour of the Somerville Open Studios Artists' Choice exhibit at Somerville Museum noon at Sat May 2nd at 12:00pm. Learn about Somerville, Somerville Open Studios and its arts community. Free.

SOS Volunteer Show

Photo by Maureen Moreira.

April 8 - May 20, 2015

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 14, 5:30-7 pm

Bloc 11 11 Bow Street, Union Square (map)

SOS is created and run by scores of fantastic volunteers from within and around our community. The Volunteer Appreciation Show highlights work from this elite group of artists in Union Square's popular and locally owned Bloc 11 Cafe. View this show while enjoying tasty treats from our friends at Bloc 11 and perusing your SOS map booklet.

Bloc 11 is open daily 7 am - 8 pm, Thursdays 7 am - 9 pm.

Inside-OUT Gallery at CVS

Photo by Heather Balchunas

April 1 - May 4, 2015

Sidewalk Reception:
Monday, April 27, 5:30-7 pm

(rain date: Tuesday, April 28)

One Davis Square (map)

Stroll by the CVS window in Davis Square, and stop to enjoy an exhibition featuring artists who are participating in SOS for the first time this year. Artists share their style and story in this highly visible art show, on view 24/7 through the month of April and the weekend of Open Studios.

This year's Inside-OUT artists are Caitlin Ahern, Asad Ali, David Brower, Dill Pickle Gear, Esther Rahel, Katie Flynn, Jennifer Koch Art, Lindholm Fine Art and Illustration, Melissa London, Jennifer Park, Paul Ryan Fine Art, Amy Russell, Tamaryn Design, and Terri Wise.

Kids' Art Show


April 24 - May 8, 2015

Cupcake Reception: Saturday, April 25, noon - 2 pm

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

Work by the littlest of Somerville's Future Artists. The Arts at the Armory Cafe will be open 8-6 on Saturday, May 2, and 11-6 on Sunday, May 3, in addition to their regular hours.

For more information on this show, including how to submit art, see the SOS Kids page.

For detailed information about getting to and around Somerville,
visit the Parking and Directions page.