SOS Last Wednesdays: Home Studio Workshop

At our next SOS Last Wednesdays event on March 29, Sarah Carlson will provide us with helpful tips on managing and organizing your Home Studio for SOS, and guide us on how to interact with the public in your home studio. The event will take place at 6:30 pm at Mad Oyster Studios, 2 Bradley Street. Full details here.

Call to First-Time SOS Artists:
Exhibit in the Inside-OUT Gallery

If you are participating in SOS for the first time this year, we invite you to submit work to our annual exhibit at the Inside-OUT Gallery, in the windows of the Davis Square CVS. Deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 22.

For information on how to submit work, see this page.

The SOS Volunteer Show
For ALL Volunteers Past and Present

This year, the City of Somerville is celebrating their 175th year. To join in on the celebration, Somerville Open Studios has decided to celebrate our history of amazing volunteers by inviting ALL volunteers both past and present to participate in this year's Volunteer Show at Diesel Cafe in Davis Square. If at any point from 1999 to now you donated some of your time to SOS, we want to celebrate YOU.

To participate, please send an email to our Volunteer Show Coordinator, Gretchen Graham, at by March 31 . Once you have indicated your interest, Gretchen will be in contact with more information about drop-off dates, size requirements, and reception information.

More info here

The SOS Donut Art Show - New for 2017

Behold the doughnut. Two glorious ounces of glistening goodness.

Twisted, glazed, iced, filled, topped, or naked, it has been portrayed in various mediums since its (American) invention in the late 18th century. The oozing, dripping, delectable delight is made from flour, sugar, eggs, and milk; but yours can be made from any medium that can be hung on the wall at Union Square Donuts, 20 Bow Street.

You'll find more information here on how to submit donut-themed art for this show. Any participating SOS 2017 artist or volunteer may submit work. Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31.

Beyond the Pattern:
The SOS Fashion Show Is Looking For Volunteers

After a one-year hiatus, SOS is bringing back Beyond the Pattern, our live showcase for fashion and wearable art. We now have enough participating artists, but we're still looking for volunteers: stage manager/assistant, tech crew, ushers, makeup person, photographers, and videographers. If you can help, plesae email

More info on volunteering here

See art in Somerville all year round

March 2017

April 2017 and beyond

  • Nave 155 is a one-day art sale to benefit the Nave Gallery, 155 Powder House Blvd., Sunday, April 23, starting at 1 pm.
  • #RESIST, at Nave Annex, 53 Chester Street, April 27 - May 27.
    Deadline for submissions: Saturday, April 1
    Opening reception: Thursday, April 27, 6-9 pm
    This exhibit will be open during SOS.
  • Myth & Magic, at Brickbottom Gallery, One Fitchburg Street, April 27 - May 27.
    Opening reception: Sunday, April 30, 4-6 pm.
    This exhibit will be open during SOS.

If you know of a current or upcoming art exhibit in Somerville that isn't listed here, please send e-mail to .

... and visit some other Open Studios, too

Many neighborhoods and towns near Somerville have their own Open Studios. Here are some upcoming events:


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Important Dates

We have a Calendar with all the member events. Add SOS events to your iCal or google calendar.

Deadline for First-Time SOS Artists to submit to Inside-OUT Gallery Show
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SOS Last Wednesdays: Home Studio Workshop
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm
Mad Oyster Studios, 2 Bradley St.

Deadline for submissions to Volunteer Show and Donut Art Show
Friday, March 31, 2017

Volunteer Show art drop-off
Saturday, April 1, 11 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday, April 2, Noon-5 pm
Washington Street Gallery, 321 Washington St.

SOS Flatbread Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Flatbread / Sacco's Bowl-Haven, 45 Day Street

SOS First Look Show art drop-off
Thursday, April 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
Saturday, April 8, 10 am-1 pm
Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road

Volunteer Show opening reception
Wednesday, April 12, 6-8 pm
Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St.

SOS First Look Show opening reception
Sunday, April 23, 4-6:30 pm
Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road

SOS Last Wednesdays: Pre-SOS Coffee
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30 pm
Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm Street

Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30-9 pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

SOS Friday Night Preview
Friday, May 5, 2017, 6-9 pm
At 28 participating locations

Somerville Open Studios 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017, noon-6 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017, noon-6 pm
At 96 locations all over Somerville

SOS Kids Cupcake Reception
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 3-5 pm
Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave.