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 . Once you have indicated your interest, Gretchen will be in contact with more information about drop-off dates, size requirements, and reception information.

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.

Beyond the Pattern:
The SOS Fashion Show Is Back for 2017

After a one-year hiatus, SOS is bringing back Beyond the Pattern, our live showcase for fashion and wearable art. If you want to participate, please send a short description of your work and 3 jpegs to

More info here

We'll have our next informational meeting on Thursday, February 23, 7-9 pm, at Mad Oyster Studios, 2 Bradley Street.

SOS Last Wednesdays

Our SOS Last Wednesdays series continues on March 29 with some advice on dealing with the public during SOS, presented by Sarah Carlson. Full details here.

See art in Somerville all year round

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017 and beyond

  • #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:


SOS is grateful for our wonderful Sponsors

2017 sponsors
Somerville Open Studios is looking for sponsors for 2017

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Important Dates

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SOS Last Wednesdays: Dealing With the Public
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:30 pm
Location TBA

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

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 participating studios

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