Artwear: The SOS 2024 Fashion Show

Thursday, May 2
Crystal Ballroom • 55 Davis Square

The term Artwear refers to clothing and other wearables designed as conceptual or fine art. Artwear operates outside of the boundaries normally presented in fashion to favor an approach that prioritizes style and vision.

In past years, SOS has provided the public with a fashion show titled Beyond the Pattern to kick off open studios weekend. This show made it possible for textile artists to be included in open studios in a way that was more conducive to their art form than a studio opening or a gallery.

This year, the SOS fashion show will be held at the Crystal Ballroom in Davis Square on Thursday, May 2nd. The Crystal Ballroom is directly above the Somerville Theatre. Doors open at 6pm for cocktail hour with the show beginning at 7pm. The venue will have a full bar and runway seating. The event is free for the public to view original textile art by Somerville artists! 

We welcome textile designers of all skill levels and styles to exhibit their work in the fashion show. Please send an email to to be added to the email list. 

For more information, including a list of designers who have already signed up to participate, please visit the Artwear page.