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Somerville Open Studios
Celebrates 15 Years!

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It's here! The 15th annual Somerville Open Studios. Over FOUR HUNDRED Somerville artists will be opening their workshops and studios to the public on Sat May 4th and Sun May 5th from noon to 6 pm, with some sites having a preview 6-9pm on Fri May 3rd. SOS is one of the largest Open Studios of its kind in the nation!

All of SOS Events and locations are entirely free. There's no charge. There's no catch. Just come and be part of the community!

Special Events, Directions, Parking, Visitors Tips, Where to Eat and Drink, and more on our Visitors page

Artists Directories by Name, Medium, Location, and Accessibility on our Artists Directory

SOS 2013 Mapbooks are now available!

Look for SOS mapbooks in cafes, bookstores, libraries and in our special SOS Mapstands throughout Somerville. [Mapstand Locations]


SOS is grateful for our wonderful Sponsors

Volunteer with SOS!

SOS is run by a wonderful group of volunteers, all artists and art-lovers just like you. Help to keep SOS the great experience it's been for fifteen years.

Want to ride a trolley and point out local landmarks? Prepare a museum exhibit? Help run a fashion show? Find out how you can join the crew! Don't forget: volunteers will meet other artists and wonderful people. Especially at the volunteer thank-you party after the event.

Get Involved on our Volunteer Page

Attention Artists:

Pick up and distribute posters, postcards, mapbooks, & balloons; art drop-off forms; templates for your own promo post-cards, and more:

Resources and Events for 2013 Participating Artists are found on the GET INVOLVED tab.

Interested in participating in SOS? While registration for SOS is closed for 2013, it's never too soon to start thinking about next year's SOS. Sign on to the mailing list below and be sure to check the appropriate option if you want to learn when registration opens for next year.

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Important Dates

Import or view these dates from our [Member Calendar]

SOS Exhibits

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Artists' Choice Exhibit

Apr. 18 - May 10
Somerville Museum
1 Westwood Rd. (at Central St.)
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Inside Out Gallery Exhibit

now - May 6
CVS Window Gallery
1 Davis Square
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SOS Volunteer Show Exhibit

April 10 - May 20
Bloc 11
11 Bow Street, Union Square
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SOS Kids' Art Show

April 27 - May 10
Arts at the Armory Cafe
191 Highland Ave.
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SOS Feedback

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SOS Wrap-Up and Feedback Meeting

Tuesday, May 14, 7 pm
Somerville Museum
One Westwood Road

Come back after SOS to share your feedback.