SOS: See Our Shows!

Our main event is still a couple of weeks away, but you can see some of our art right now.

  • SOS First Look, at the Somerville Museum, opens this Sunday, April 22, with a reception from 4-6 pm. Every participating SOS artist was invited to contribute one work to this show. A visit to SOS First Look is a great way to plan out your SOS weekend. See this page for hours that the exhibit will be open, April 26-29 and May 2-6.
  • The SOS Volunteer Show, now on the walls of Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, showcases work by the many volunteers who have made SOS happen from 1999 to the present. We'll have a reception on Thursday, April 26, from 6-8 pm, but you don't need to wait until then to visit the show.
  • In the nearby windows of the Davis Square CVS, the Inside-Out Gallery presents highlights of SOS's 20-year history.
  • The SOS Kids' Art Show displays work by Somerville's littlest artists on the walls of the Armory Cafe. It opens this Saturday, April 21, with a cupcake reception from 2-4 pm.
  • Cracked: The Nut Show, featuring SOS artists' rendering of this delectable food, is now in the windows of Q's Nuts, 349 Highland Avenue.

Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show Planning Meeting

Fashion designers, tech people, backstage folks, and anyone else interested are invited to the final planning meeting for SOS 2018's Beyond the Pattern fashion show.

The meeting will take place Thursday, April 26 from 7-9 pm at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue.

For more information, call Consuelo Perez at 617-669-8598, or email her at .

Volunteering with SOS

If you are looking to get more involved with SOS, volunteering can be a fantastic avenue. Not only does it help you meet and network with other artists in Somerville, but it also does things like gain you entry to our volunteer show (happening at the Diesel Cafe this year!) and it helps to keep Somerville Open Studios affordable. Every part of SOS is volunteer run. From show coordinating to filling map stands, volunteers keep SOS moving forward!

Currently we are looking for volunteers to fill the following roles. If you are interested in taking on any of these jobs, email coordinator Ellie Laramee-Byers.

  • Volunteer Coordinator: if you have a knack for pairing and recruiting volunteers for different positions, this job is for you! VC would work closely with the event and assistant coordinators.
  • Sponsorship: Are you outgoing? Do you like connecting with businesses and helping to keep SOS affordable and accessible to artists? This position includes approaching local businesses and helping to find sponsors for ads in our mapbook.
  • Volunteer Show Coordinator: If you are interested in helping to coordinate a show for Somerville Open Studios, our volunteer show may be an awesome place for you to start!

See art in Somerville all year round

April 2018

May 2018

June 2018

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 for 2018:

Before SOS
After SOS
Summer 2018
Fall 2018


SOS is grateful for our wonderful Sponsors

2018 sponsors

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Important Dates

SOS Kids' Art Show Cupcake Reception
Saturday, April 21, 2-4 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

SOS First Look Show Reception
Sunday, April 22, 4-6 pm
Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road

SOS Flatbread Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 24, 5-11 pm
Flatbread/Sacco's Bowl-Haven, 45 Day Street

Volunteer Show Reception
Thursday, April 26, 6-8 pm
Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm Street

Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show Planning Meeting
Thursday, April 26, 7-9 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

Beyond the Pattern Tech Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 2, 6-9 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show
Thursday, May 3, 7-9 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

SOS Friday Night Preview
Friday, May 4, 6-9 pm
At 34 selected locations all over Somerville

Somerville Open Studios 2018
Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6
At 86 locations all over Somerville

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