Somerville Open Studios (SOS) is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of organizing an annual city-wide…More artists open studios event the first weekend of May in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Visual artists working in every discipline of the fine arts and crafts media—painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, fiber, clay, glass, furniture and jewelry open their studios for the art-loving public. Visitors can view the art made within the community, interact with local artists, and see artists' working spaces for free.
SOS broadens the public's exposure to finished works of art and encourages a deeper appreciation of the art-making process. This exposure both educates the community and raises awareness of the contribution that artists make to daily life in Somerville.
In recent years, more than 350 artists have participated in this event at more than 100 sites. An Artist's Choice exhibit held at The Somerville Museum takes place during April-May and often musical events and poetry readings are part of the arts extravaganza as well.