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Somerville Open Studios

May 3, 2020 EDT

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First weekend of May every year

Somerville Open Studios holds its 22nd citywide art event, “Vision 2020,” on May 1, 2 and 3, as 330 artists across the city of Somerville, Mass. open their studios to the art-loving public during one of the largest open-studios events in the world!

From fashion, film, painting and sculpture, to interactive art and printmaking, there is something for everyone. The annual SOS weekend continues to inspire and delight the community as artists open their doors in this family-friendly event.

Visit home studios and commercial buildings housing artist studios to see a wide range of artists, artwork and creative space. Some participating artists show in the community space at Arts at the Armory, Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, at 191 Highland Avenue.

Organized entirely by participating artists and dedicated supporters, this citywide event showcases both established and emerging artists working across a broad range of fine art and craft — painting, sculpture, photography, fiber, jewelry, clay, glass, furniture and installation art. Anything you might want to explore or collect is being created in the ‘Ville.

Begin your visit at the First Look Exhibit of participating SOS artists at the Somerville Museum at 1 Westwood Road. Map Guides are available at the museum and can be used to locate artists whose work interests you at the show. Map Guides are also available in artist-made map stands across the city. Free trolleys circulate the city Saturday and Sunday. Look for the artist-made trolley signs for the stops.

Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.: Beyond the Pattern Fashion Show, Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue. Beyond the Pattern is a live wearable art and fashion show. 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, see it at the show!

Friday, May 1, 6-9 p.m.: Sneak Preview to see some artists early; check the website or Map Guide for exact information.
Saturday, May 2 & Sunday, May 3, Noon-6 p.m.: Visit artists in their studios across the city of Somerville, Mass.!

FIRST LOOK: A survey group show of participating artists at the Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road. Open SOS weekend, Friday, 5-9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; show runs from April 19-May 10, 2020.
INSIDE-OUT GALLERY: Featuring participating SOS artists, CVS Windows in Davis Square. April 15-May 25, 2020.
LOCAVORE: SOS participating artists exhibit on the theme of ice-cream, Tipping Cow Ice Cream, 415 Medford Street. Mid-April to mid-May.
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EXHIBIT: Art by SOS volunteer artists who have contributed time and effort in organizing Somerville Open Studios. Bloc 11 in Union Square, 11 Bow Street. April 10-May 20, 2020.


May 3, 2020
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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City of Somerville, Massachusetts
Somerville, MA, 02144 United States + Google Map
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