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Somerville Open Studios

2015 Registration

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SOS Talk #4: Exhibit Design and Merchandising:
Curating your Studio for SOS

Our fourth SOS Talk will be an interactive workshop, discussing the best ways to design your studio space to showcase your work and your story for SOS visitors.

This event will feature arts marketing specialist Jesa Damora and exhibit designer Cira Louise Brown. It will take place on Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm at Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler Street. For more information, please visit this page.

SOS is looking for volunteers!

Somerville Open Studios is a volunteer organization. When you choose to give your time to SOS you help your artist community. We are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions. If you think you would like to take one of these roles, please email the SOS 2015 volunteer coordinator, Nancy Anderson, at

Map Book Distribution

Do you live near a map book stand? Donate some time and adopt one for the SOS season starting around April 8th. Responsibilities include:

  • keeping a map book stand in your neighborhood full.
Poster Distribution

responsibilities include:

  • Hanging posters at businesses around Somerville and other surrounding towns.
Information Booth Staff during SOS weekend

responsibilities include:

  • Manning an information booth for a 2 hour shift on May 2 or 3 during the hours of 12pm-6pm in Davis Square or Union Square.
  • Giving visitors information on how to get to studios, trolley schedules, and providing maps where requested.
Trolley Coordinator

responsibilities include:

  • coordination of trolleys on the weekend of event.
  • picking up and putting out the trolley stop signs before SOS begins.
  • Making sure trolley drivers know their route and helping them to stay on a schedule to ensure properly spaced trolley wait times.

(The Coordinator's Assistant role has now been filled. Please welcome Emily Marden to SOS.)

See art in Somerville all year round

You don't need to wait until SOS 2015 in May to see art in Somerville.

Through March 31, visit Mudflat's Artists in Residence (AIR) show.

On April 10-12, 2015, visit Miller Street Open Studios, next to the Beacon Street Star Market. This event happens in every odd-numbered year.

Through April 11, visit the Motion, Memory exhibit at Brickbottom Gallery, 1 Fitchburg Street. The show features SOS artists Gary Duehr and Davis Palmquist (and non-SOS artist Jennifer Liston Munson).

Through April 25, visit the Small Works TEN exhibit at Muskat Studios, 193 Cedar Street.

Check out current and future exhibits of the Brickbottom Gallery, Nave Gallery, Nave Annex, Washington Street Art, Muskat Studios, Inside-OUT Gallery in Davis Square, Micro Museum in Union Square, SCATV Gallery, Somerville Museum, Ready Room Microgallery at Artisan's Asylum, and Tufts University Art Gallery. Something is happening almost every week at one or more of these venues.


SOS is grateful for our wonderful Sponsors

2015 sponsors coming soon

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 sixteen 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:

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

Interested in participating in SOS? Registration for SOS 2015 opened on Monday, December 15, 2014 and closed on Saturday, January 31, 2015. 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 options.

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Important Dates

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

SOS Talk #4: Exhibit Design and Merchandising: Curating your Studio for SOS
Thursday, April 9, 7 pm (new date)
Artisan's Asylum, 10 Tyler Street

SOS Volunteer Show opening reception
Tuesday, April 14, 5:30-7 pm
Bloc 11 Cafe, 11 Bow Street

SOS Artists' Choice show opening reception
Thursday, April 23, 7-9 pm
Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road

SOS Kids' Art Show reception
Saturday, April 25, noon-2 pm
Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave.

Beyond the Pattern dress rehearsal
Wednesday, April 29, 6 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show
Thursday, April 30, 7:30 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

SOS 2015 Friday Night Preview
Friday, May 1, 6-9 pm
74 artists at 45 locations all over Somerville

Somerville Open Studios 2015
Saturday+Sunday, May 2+3, noon-6 pm
392 artists at 108 locations all over Somerville

SOS Talk #5: With SOS in the Bag... NOW WHAT?
Saturday, May 9