Somerville Open Studios 1 Westwood Rd, Somerville, MA02143 Somerville Open Studios (SOS) is a non-profit organization that manages and coordinates more than 300 artists and…More 100-plus venues for its annual Open Studios art gallery, a community-wide event held the last weekend of April each year. SOS strives to give local artists exposure and broaden the public's appreciation of art by providing access to local artists' work. This organization provides trolley service to artists' studios throughout the weekend. It also collaborates with Somerville schools throughout the year.
Parts and Crafts 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA02144 The Parts and Crafts Collective is a Somerville-based educational program offering classes, workshops, weekend events…More and open shop Mondays at the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church on Powder House Road. Conceived as a "free schooling" experiment, the collective provides the resources, supervision and safe environment for self-directed and interactive arts, science and engineering learning. Visit the Parts and Crafts website for scheduling and rate information.
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.