General Event Information

Somerville Open Studios


Fri, May 3, 6pm - 9pm
Sat + Sun, May 4 + 5, 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.

2013 Exhibits

For a complete calendar view visit the Visitor Calendar

SOS Volunteer Show


April 10 - May 20, 2013

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 18 - May 10, 2013

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 3 | 2pm 5pm
Sat. + Sun., May 4 + 5 | 11am 6pm

Museum Regular Hours:

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

Inside Out Gallery at CVS


now through May 6th
One Davis Square (map)

A chance to walk by and discover new artists right in the heart of Davis Square. The Inside Out Gallery in the CVS Window exhibits work of Somerville artists throughout the year and highlights SOS participating artists in the month leading up to SOS.

Fifteen SOS artists have works on exhibit here: Will Alderfer, Jim Baab, Joshua Brennan, Lyn Brown - Paper Wasp Designs, Beth Capotosto, Emily Garfield, Alison Gould, Paul Kroner, Suzanne Lubeck, Julie Peck, Sholeh Regna, Kristin Selesnick, Gessica Silverman, Cat Tweedie Ball, and Patricia Wellenkamp Jewelry.

Kids' Art Show


April 27 - May 10
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 4 and 11-6 on Sunday, May 5, in addition to their regular hours.

For more information on this show, see the SOS Kids page.

Recent SOS Events

SOS Wearable Art Fashion Show


Wed, May 1, 7:00pm 9:30pm
Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave. (map)

More information
about this year's show!

Somerville Open Cinema Festival by SCATV


Thu, May 2, 8pm 10pm
SCATV Union Square (map)
More info at: somervilleopencinema.blogspot.com and their Facebook event page

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