Join SOS at SomerStreets!

Somerville Open Studios would like to invite 15 artists to join us in street painting at SomerStreets this summer. Artists will be invited to paint a 4x6 square to fit the theme for that particular event. On Sunday, September 18, the theme will be "Strike up the Bands".

We are also seeking 4 artists to help patrons of SomerStreets in creating a street mural together.

Somerville Open Studios will provide chalk pastels. SomerStreets "Strike Up the Bands" runs from 2pm-6pm with setup to begin at noon.

Spaces are limited. If you are interested in painting a square, please respond to Ellie Laramee-Byers at

2017 Coordinator and Board Farewells

The board of directors of Somerville Open Studios is pleased to welcome back Ellie Laramee-Byers as the coordinator for the next annual event, to be held on May 6 and 7, 2017. Ellie was the coordinator for SOS 2015 and is excited to be back. She and SOS have great things in store so expect to hear more soon.

At the same time, we're wishing a fond farewell and thank you to two departing board members. Over the years, Suzanne Lubeck has served as Vice President, President, and head of sponsorship, developing mutual support and enthusiasm between local businesses and SOS. Nick Shectman has served as Treasurer and headed up trolleys, and was coordinator for SOS 2008 and 2009. Suzanne and Nick aren't going far -- they'll both be volunteering, and exhibiting, at SOS 2017.

See art in Somerville all year round

August 2016

  • Performing the Home, curated by SOS member Christina Balch, at Nave Annex, 53 Chester Street, August 18-31.
    Performance: Sunday, August 28, 4-6 pm
    Closing reception: Wednesday, August 31, 6-8 pm
  • Ice Creammmm, a pop-up show from Super Precious Art Gallery, at Gracie's Ice Cream, 22 Union Square, through the end of summer.
  • Art by Alison Eagle at the Inside-OUT Gallery, in the windows of the Davis Square CVS.

Coming this fall

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:

SOS Last Wednesdays

SOS Last Wednesdays (of the month) continue with an encaustic demo by Suzanne Lubeck on August 31. See this page for full details.


SOS 2016 Wrap-Up Meeting Notes

SOS 2016 held its wrap-up meeting on Thursday, May 19.
Read notes from that meeting here (along with additional notes that were e-mailed to


SOS is grateful for our wonderful Sponsors

2016 sponsors

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Important Dates

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SOS Last Wednesday:
Encaustic Demonstration

Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 pm
Vernon Street Studios, 6 Vernon Street, 2nd floor

SOS at SomerStreets
Sunday, September 18, 2-6 pm
Highland Ave., between Lowell and School streets

Next year's SOS will be May 5-7, 2017. Registration will open in mid-December 2016.