About SOS

About Somerville Open Studios

Somerville Open Studios (SOS) is a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of producing an annual open studio and related events in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Through its programming, SOS gives access to the work of visual artists living and working in the city of Somerville. We provide opportunities to view art made within the community; to interact with local artists; and to have access to artists' working spaces. Our goal is to broaden the public's exposure to, and appreciation of, finished works of art as well as the art-making process. This exposure both educates the community and raises awareness of the diverse artistic experience available in Somerville.

Somerville Open Studios is managed by a Board of Directors comprised of participating artists. An Open Studios executive committee is formed each year to organize the event. This committee is assisted by many dedicated volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome. Please contact us if you would like to become involved!

2019 SOS Event Staff

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Special Projects

Hilary Scott (home studio) - Honk! Parade


Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer Membership Coordinator


Sarah Carlson - Sponsorship Coordinator


Christina Tedesco - Volunteer Coordinator


Matt Kaliner - Trolley Coordinator

Website and Databases

Aram Comjean (SOS supporter) — Webmaster
Ron Newman (SOS supporter) — Site QA, Website and Database Assistance

2018/2019 SOS Board of Directors

Hilary Scott President
Peter Belford Treasurer
Terry Dovidio Clerk

Sarah Carlson
Aram Comjean
Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer
Matt Kaliner
Christina Tedesco

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