events

Events

Somerville Open Studios, a city-wide traditional open studios event across the city of Somerville, Massachusetts, held virtual and in-person Open Studios with member artists the first weekend in May, 2021, from 12 until 6 pm.  

The Somerville Open Studios Artist Pages have been updated with over 250 member artists in all art mediums. See the artists’ recent works, video introductions, links to social media, and individual portfolios.

Virtual

BoothCentral


Browse through artist’s works on the BoothCentral platform. Watch the (recorded) live stream of artist interviews.
You can still browse artists who took part in BoothCentral.

Live Stream (rewatchable) Interviews Include: Jim Baab, Carolyn Muskat, Eric Bornstein, Mary Jane RotchFord, Liz LaManche, Chris Gill, Matt Carrano, Nathaniel Devarie, Kolika (Glass Paper Scissors), Sholeh, Aliza Arzt, Nora Maynard, Kelvy Bird, Alison Dransner, Chie Yasuda, Katherine Carton, Three Graces Designs, Josephine Turalbla, Pat Iverson (Beads without end), Katya Popova

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YouTube channel

Many artists have made short videos about their art and process. Also a livestream of the BoothCentral event (with improved audio for sunday).

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Digital Bloom – Topia Exhibit

SOS Topia art show —”Digital Bloom” will be on view from May 1st through the summer months. Topia is a virtual world, where visitors and artists (using avatars) can meet and chat while listening to music or looking at art. Participating Artists.

Exhibits

Exhibits of Somerville Open Studios Artists:

  • Inside-Out Gallery at 1 Davis Square (CVS windows), Somerville through May 16, 2021 (Map #7)
    Outdoors. Juried by the Somerville Arts Council.
  • Small Works Show at 1 Bow Market Way (Union Square), space #26 (second floor), through June 30, 2021 (Map #38; indoors)
    Post-SOS hours: Thursday-Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm; Sunday-Wednesday, 11 am – 5 pm
  • the art house in Powderhouse Square, a pop-up gallery at 862 Broadway, Somerville, through May 30, 2021 (Map #9; indoors)
    Post-SOS hours: Thursday-Saturday, 1-6 pm
    Juried by Kate Kostopoulos / Chase Young Gallery in Boston.

Associated Exhibits (indoors):

  • Brickbottom Gallery at One Fitchburg Street: Recycle, Remake, Reimagine show, through May 15, 2021 (Map #41)
    Hours: Thursday – Saturday, noon-5 pm
  • Somerville Museum at One Westwood Road: David Campbell’s show The Art of Observation, through May 22, 2021 (Map #22)
    Hours: Thursday 2-7 pm, Friday 2-5 pm, Saturday noon-5 pm

Past Events:

In-person, outdoors

Saturday, May 1, 12 – 6 pm

100+ artists had set-ups outside of their homes, in parking lots, on porches, or on the sidewalk. You can browse Artist Profiles of artists who displayed In-Person.

This year, SOS also had two outdoor Community Spaces featuring multiple artists, at SomerNova (alley off Dane Street) and outside Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Avenue).

SOS@Brickbottom

Brickbottom Artists Building held its own virtual events during SOS weekend. Visit them at https://BrickbottomOpenStudios.com.