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SOS Kids

Some parents enjoy SOS as "grown-up time," while others choose to make it a family weekend. If you're bringing your kids to SOS, we have resources to help you.

Pick-up our mini-activity book with puzzles, maze, and a scavenger hunt of questions to help your kids engage with the art. Get yours at the Kids' Art Show or download and print your own. [.pdf kids activity booklet].

Which studios are good for children? That question is so different for every family and every kid. Only YOU know what's right for your kid and your family. If this is an important question for you, preview the artists on-line before you go.

Other Parents can help! Connect with other parents and see what they found worked for their kids. Many families find that by teaming up, parents can split time taking kids for a run outside while another parent has some quiet time with the art and artists.

Meet up with other parents at SOS's Somerville Kids' Art Show.


Photos by Ellien Laramee-Byers, from the SOS 2013 Kids' Art Show

Somerville Kids' Art Show

Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave.,
April 26 - May 9, 2014

Cupcake Reception: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12 noon - 2 pm

SOS Weekend cafe hours: Saturday, May 3: 8am - 6pm; Sunday, May 4: 11am - 6pm
Regular cafe hours: 8am - 6pm, Monday-Saturday.
Visit the Armory online at artsatthearmory.com

We are reprising the Kids' Art Show at the Armory Cafe this year, and we're accepting submissions soon! The Kids Show coordinators (Elena Clamen and Kelly Richter) will be accepting 8"x10" 2D artworks matted no larger than 11"x14" (no frames, please) from artists age 14 and under.

Labeling: All art must be labeled with the Artist’s name & age; piece title (or “untitled”); parent’s name, phone, and email.

Artwork drop-off weekends will be:
April 12-13
April 19-20

Place submitted art into sealed, labeled plastic bins on the coordinators' front porches at:
52 Bay State Ave
97 Porter Street

For questions, contact family-kids@somervilleopenstudios.org.