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Somerville Open Studios

2015 Registration

Registration for SOS 2015 is open! and will close on January 31, 2015.

Artists who register before January 15th will be entered into a drawing to win one of five brand new 2015 Somerville Open Studios t-shirts signed by this year's cover and t-shirt artist, Jason Chase.

If you are requesting financial assistance to help pay for registration, the deadline for application is Sunday, January 11.

SOS is looking for volunteers!

Somerville Open Studios is a volunteer organization. When you choose to give your time to SOS you help your artist community. We are currently looking for volunteers to fill the following positions. If you think you would like to take one one of the following roles, please email the 2015 coordinator, Ellie Laramee-Byers at

Trolley Coordinator

responsibilities include:

  • coordination of trolleys on the weekend of event.
  • picking up and putting out the trolley stop signs before SOS begins.
  • Making sure trolley drivers know their route and helping them to stay on a schedule to ensure properly spaced trolley wait times.
Coordinator's Assistant

responsibilities include:

  • Helping coordinator with physical tasks such as making sure map book distribution locations are stocked, picking up items for shows (artists' choice, volunteer show) prior to SOS. A car is recommended.
  • Starting in February-March this position will require 10-15 hours per week, leading up to SOS. A stipend will be available.

See art in Somerville all year round

You don't need to wait for next year's SOS to see art in Somerville.

Check out current and future exhibits of the Brickbottom Gallery, Nave Gallery, Nave Annex, Washington Street Art Center, Inside-Out Gallery in Davis Square, Micro Museum in Union Square, SCATV Gallery, Somerville Museum, Ready Room Microgallery at Artisan's Asylum, and Tufts University Art Gallery. Something is happening almost every week at one or more of these venues.


SOS is grateful for our wonderful Sponsors

2014 sponsors coming soon

Volunteer with SOS!

SOS is run by a wonderful group of volunteers, all artists and art-lovers just like you. Help to keep SOS the great experience it's been for sixteen years.

Want to ride a trolley and point out local landmarks? Prepare a museum exhibit? Help run a fashion show? Find out how you can join the crew! Don't forget: volunteers will meet other artists and wonderful people. Especially at the volunteer thank-you party after the event.

Get Involved on our Volunteer Page

Attention Artists:

Resources and Events for Participating Artists are found on the GET INVOLVED tab.

Interested in participating in SOS? Registration for SOS 2015 opened on Monday, December 15, 2014 and will close on Saturday, January 31, 2015. It's never too soon to start thinking about next year's SOS. Sign on to the mailing list (see right column of this page) and be sure to check the appropriate options.

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Important Dates

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

Registration for SOS 2015 Opens
Monday, December 15, 2014

Last day to apply for financial aid with registration
Sunday, January 11, 2015

SOS Talk #1: What Can SOS Do For YOU?
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Registration for SOS 2015 Closes
Saturday, January 31, 2015

SOS Talk #2
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SOS Talk #3
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

SOS Talk #4
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave.

SOS 2015 Friday Night Preview
Friday, May 1, 6-9 pm

Somerville Open Studios 2015
Saturday+Sunday, May 2+3, noon-6 pm

SOS Talk #5: With SOS in the Bag... NOW WHAT?
Saturday, May 9