Somerville Open Studios
In April, SOS Means "See Our Shows"
Our main event is in May, but we've got plenty of art to show you in April.
Our biggest group show is the Artists' Choice Exhibit at the Somerville Museum. We've invited every SOS member artist to submit one work of art to this exhibit. It's a good place to survey the breadth and variety of art that SOS has to offer, and to plan which studios you want to visit in May.
During April, the Artists' Choice show is open Thursdays 2-7 pm, Fridays 2-5 pm, and Saturdays noon to 5 pm. The show runs through May 10, with extended hours during SOS weekend.
Photo by Heather Balchunas
In Davis Square, the Inside-Out Gallery displays works by 15 artists who are participating in SOS for the very first time this year.
You can visit this gallery at any time of the day or night, since it is located in the windows of the Davis Square CVS. The SOS exhibit will be showing there through May 4. We will have a Sidewalk Reception in front of the gallery on Friday, April 25, from 5:30 to 7 pm.
At Bloc 11 Cafe in Union Square, our SOS Volunteer Show features art by the many volunteers who are making SOS happen this year. This show will remain on display
through May 17.
Finally, our Kids' Art Show at the Armory Cafe presents work by the littlest of Somerville's future artists. It opens with a Cupcake Reception on Saturday, April 26 from noon to 2 pm, and will stay on display through May 9.
Artists: Use our graphics to promote your open studio
Our new SOS Promotional Graphics page provides downloadable, customizable templates for making postcards, yard signs, and Facebook banners.
A big thank you to Ellien Laramee-Byers for designing this year's graphics!
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
Resources and Events for Participating Artists are found on the GET INVOLVED tab.
Interested in participating in SOS? Registration for SOS 2014 closed on January 31, but it's never too soon to start thinking about next year's SOS. Sign on to the mailing list (see right column of this page) and be sure to check the appropriate option if you want to learn when registration opens for next year.
Enter your email address and select the topics you want to hear from us about:
Visitors, Participate, and/or Volunteer
SOS will never share or sell your email address.
We have a Calendar with all the member events. Add SOS events to your iCal or google calendar.
Inside-Out Gallery New SOS Artists Sidewalk Reception
Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:30-7 pm
In front of Davis Square CVS
SOS Kids Cupcake Reception
Saturday, April 26, 2014, noon-2 pm
Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave.
Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7-9:30 pm (doors open 6 pm)
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.
SOS 2014 Friday Night Preview
Friday, May 2, 2014, 6-9 pm
At 32 locations all over Somerville
Somerville Open Studios
Saturday+Sunday, May 3+4, noon-6 pm
At 107 locations all over Somerville
SOS Wrap-Up and Feedback Meeting
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7-9 pm
Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road