Its origins date back to the 1920s when the building housed the Somerville Historical Society's art collections, but…More this location officially became the Somerville Museum in 1988 after generous donations allowed for renovations.
The Somerville Museum is the only community-based and member-supported institution of it's kind in Somerville. Not unlike the Somerville Open Studios (SOS) project, which the museum participates in every year, the space is designed to be a reflection of this community's diversity. Exhibits range from work by local visual artists to historical presentations in a community context and coolaborative efforts with the Somerville Public Schools.
Additionally, the museum serves as a meeting place for cultural organizations and has hosted musical performances.
Somerville Museum encourages people to bring their creative/research ideas to the table for possible exhibit, even if they have no prior experience curating for museums. Please visit the Community Curatorial Program page of the museum's website for more information.
Red House 24 Union Sq, Somerville, MA02143 Red House stays open unusually late and offers a fusion of regional Chinese styles that's kept the business open for 33…More years. The restaurant is designed for take-out and was awarded Best of Boston's Best Chinese Restaurant in 1998. It has also received a few honorable mentions in the Somerville Journal's Reader's Choice Awards.
Central Street Studios 57 Central St, Somerville, MA02143 Central Street Studios is a cooperative community of artists' studios available for rent. Central Street Studios…More participates annually in the Somerville Open Studios event and also houses the Boston-area office for the New England Art Therapy Association. Call the office for more information about availability, wait list, etc.
Davis Square 37 Davis Sq, Somerville, MA02144 Davis Square is a commercial district located between Tufts University and the Somerville-Cambridge border. It is home…More to cafes, restaurants, theaters, clothing and sundry shops. Office space and high-end housing also is available. The Square also hosts festivals each year, such as the Art Beat, Honk! and Open Studios.
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.
Vernon Street Studios 6 Vernon St, Somerville, MA02145 Vernon Street Studios, which opened in 1973 and was one of the first artists' communities in the Boston …More area, is housed in a historic, 19th-century brick building. Owned by the Rogers Foam Corporation, which is still in operation, and with entrances at both 6 and 20 Vernon Street, the large, brick structure is as colorful as it is teeming with creativity. It is home to more than 100 artists. With 94 large, airy studios and an old-fashioned wooden staircase that creaks with each step, the center has been participating in Somerville Open Studios every May since 1974.