Artists: Promote Yourselves with SOS 2017 Graphics

Use our downloadable graphics to make postcards, yard signs, and Facebook banners promoting your open studio.

Also, check out our new SOS Home Studio Tips & Suggestions, courtesy of Sarah Carlson.

... and pick up SOS mapbooks, postcards, posters, and balloons

This page has all the information you need on where and when to obtain printed materials for promoting both SOS and your own studio.

SOS: See Our Shows!

Our main event is still a week and a half away, but we have plenty of SOS art that you can see right now:

The SOS First Look Show

The SOS First Look show is now open at the Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road. Every SOS artist has been invited to submit one work to this show. Visit SOS First Look to help plan out your SOS weekend.

This week (April 27-29): Thursday 2-7pm, Friday 2-5 pm, Saturday noon-5pm

SOS weekend (May 4-7): Thursday 2-7 pm, Friday 2-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm

The SOS Inside-OUT Gallery Show

The Somerville Arts Council's Inside-OUT Gallery, in the windows of the Davis Square CVS, now features works by 15 first-time SOS artists: Adam Adkison - Artist, Adrianne Mathiowetz Photography, Susan Altman, Nick Carlisle, Heather Glista, Sarah Hirsch, David Hochbaum, Mirela Kulovic, Adam LoRusso, Michele O'Brien, Jess Romeo, Nicholas Shectman, Karl Stephan, Matt Williams, and Chloe Wilwerding.

The exhibit will be on display through May 8.

The SOS Volunteer Show

Artworks by Hilary Scott, Rachel Mello, Lyn Brown, and Julie Peck in the SOS 2017 Volunteer Show.
Photo by Ron Newman.

This year's SOS Volunteer Show, featuring 73 works of art by 50 volunteer-artists both past and present, is now on display at Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm Street in Davis Square. Diesel is open until 10 pm every night. The exhibit will be up through May 12.

The SOS Donut Art Show

New for 2017, the SOS Donut Art Show is now on the wall of Union Square Donuts, 20 Bow Street. Union Square Donuts is open weekdays 7am-1pm, weekends 7am-3pm. This show will be up through May 13.

See art in Somerville all year round

April-May 2017

After SOS

  • In Triplicate, at Nave Annex, 53 Chester Street, June 3 - July 2.
    Deadline for submissions: Sunday, April 30
    Opening reception: Friday, June 2, 6-8 pm.

If you know of a current or upcoming art exhibit in Somerville that isn't listed here, please send e-mail to .

... and visit some other Open Studios, too

Many neighborhoods and towns near Somerville have their own Open Studios. Here are some upcoming events:

Before SOS
After SOS

2018 Coordinator

Somerville Open Studios is taking applications for the 2018 event coordinator position (the 20th! anniversary)

Details and Application

Late changes since our printed mapbook went to press

Address changes

John Campbell will exhibit at 150 Lowell Street (instead of 19 Cameron Ave). His new location is still shown as marker #5 in our online maps.

Sarah Hirsch will exhibit at 6 Vernon Street #23 (map marker #51) instead of 3 Belknap Street (map marker #3). She will not be open on Friday night.


Wendy Prellwitz will not be open at 20 Vernon Street this year.

The artists of 60 Park Street (map #62) — Pecan in Space, Brad Carreiro, Rachael H., and Hani Sallum — will not be open this year. They all hope to return for SOS 2018. You can see Pecan's work at nearby Forge Baking Company.

Date changes

The SOS Volunteer Show will end on May 12 (rather than May 17).

The SOS First Look Show will end on May 19 (rather than May 20).

The SOS Kids' Art Show will end with the Cupcake Reception on May 14.


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Important Dates

We have a Calendar with all the member events. Add SOS events to your iCal or google calendar.

Beyond the Pattern tech rehearsal
Wednesday, May 3, 6-9 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30-9 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

SOS Friday Night Preview
Friday, May 5, 2017, 6-9 pm
At 27 participating locations

Somerville Open Studios 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017, noon-6 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017, noon-6 pm
At 94 locations all over Somerville

Cinema Somerville Film Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm
Outdoors in Union Square plaza
(In case of rain, indoors at SCATV studios)

SOS Kids Cupcake Reception
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 3-5 pm
Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave.