Somerville Open Studios 2020

Somerville Open Studios is a citywide art event the first weekend in May, where hundreds of artists open their studios and invite the public in to see their art. Somerville Open Studios 2020 will take place on May 1-3, 2020.

Registration for SOS 2020 is open. Join Today

SOS registration closes on Friday, January 31.

If you have any questions about registration, please email membership@somervilleopenstudios.org .

To help make this event happen, please come to the next SOS planning meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 6:30-8:30 pm (watch this space for an announcement of the location and agenda), or email us at domore@somervilleopenstudios.org.

Call For SOS Fashion Show

Beyond the Pattern is a live wearable art and fashion show on April 30th At the Somerville Armory

Play wear, work wear, evening wear, street fashion, clothing for special occasions, safety gear, hats, bags, umbrellas, large-scale jewelry, masks, costumes, cosplay, recycled and unconventional materials, concept pieces, puppets, marching band instruments, hair styling, body art – if it can be presented on the runway with a walk, roll, strut, or dance, bring it to the show!

beyond the pattern fashion show

Check the Beyond the Pattern box in the artist registration process, or contact beyondthepattern@somervilleopenstudios.org with your questions and ideas.

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See art in Somerville all year round

Our city has art for you to see all year round, not just during SOS weekend.

See our list of events and exhibits all over Somerville .

🎨 Call for Art! Stipend available.

2020 Somerville Open Studios Theme: Vision 2020

The SOS Event Committee is seeking work to be used for the Map Guide cover, poster, postcard, museum banner and social media applications. It must evoke our 2020 theme of Vision 2020. There will be a single stipend of $500 if submitted artwork is selected for use.

  • Art must represent the theme - it can be an existing piece or one created especially for this call.

  • Art must fit the parameters of the Map Guide with the understanding there will be text placement and trimming. Please see past Map Guides or email us for reference on dimensions for trim areas.

  • We will give preference to Somerville artists but others may apply.

  • Your art can have words but please understand we will have to add more.

  • Submission Deadline February 15, 2020. You can submit up to three images/sketches. If you are submitting a sketch and are chosen - final art must be delivered by March 1, 2020.

  • All final images must be full color high resolution - 300+ dpi

Please submit and/or If you have any questions please email: coverart@somervilleopenstudios.org

Meet the 2020 TimeLine Manager: Christina Tedesco!

Christina has degrees from both Tufts University and the Art Institute of Boston and has been a member of the SOS community since 2010. For the last five years she’s served on the SOS Board, and has often worked as the volunteer coordinator, organizing members and matching volunteers to jobs. We know that this experience will serve her well as she, and her executive staff, keep all the event committees on track to make SOS 2020 the best open studios ever!

2020 Sponsors

Sponsor Somerville Open Studios is taking applications for 2020!
2020 Sponsor Information

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