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General Event Information

Somerville Open Studios 2014


Fri, May 2, 6pm - 9pm
Sat + Sun, May 3 + 4, 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.

2014 Exhibits and Events

For a complete calendar view visit the Visitor Calendar

SOS Volunteer Show


April 2 - May 17, 2014

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 2, 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.

Artists' Choice Exhibit


April 11 - May 10, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 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:

Fri., May 2 | 2 9pm
Sat. + Sun., May 3 + 4 | 11am 6pm

Museum Regular Hours:

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

Inside Out Gallery at CVS

Photo by Heather Balchunas

April 4 - May 4, 2014

Sidewalk Reception: Friday, April 25, 5:30-7 pm

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 Michael Ahern, Ho Yin Au Photography, Nina Eichner, Chandra Hellweg-Gillespie, Holly Kelly, Lauren Kent, Asia Kepka, Haley MacKeil, Mona Custom Designs (Laurel Mitchell), Ali Saren, Molly Segal, Mark J. Stock, Sallie Strand, Mark Tompkins, and Chie Yasuda.

Kids' Art Show


April 26 - May 9, 2014

Cupcake Reception: Saturday, April 26, 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 3, and 11-6 on Sunday, May 4, in addition to their regular hours.

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

Beyond the Pattern:
The SOS Fashion and Wearable Art Show


Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:00 9:30pm
(doors open 6 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!

Flatbread SOS Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 511 pm
Flatbread/Sacco's Bowl-Haven, 45 Day Street, Davis Square (map)

Eat Tasty Flatbread, Support SOS! A portion of all pizza sales this night go to support Somerville Open Studios. We will also have a raffle with exciting prizes, including tickets to the ICA and a gift certificate to Blue Cloud Gallery. Come and enjoy the company of your favorite SOS artists and volunteers.

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