open studios

Brickbottom Open Studios

Brickbottom Artists’ Building will host its 30th annual Open Studios—one of the oldest open studio events in Somerville—on November 18 & 19, 2017, from 12-6pm each day. Over 60 artists will open their live-work studios to the public, showing and selling work in a wide variety of media and formats. A block away, the 50+ artists of Joy Street Studios will open their doors as well, many offering demonstrations of their methods and working techniques.

Meet and support local artists
Our Open Studios event is a great opportunity to talk with real working artists and to start or grow an art collection—there are works of all kinds for sale, in every price range.

Art in every dimension
2D, 3D, virtual, experiential—it’s all here, on and off the wall! Pop-up performances and interactive installations throughout our common areas, stairwells -- and elevators? -- offer extra opportunities to engage with art and artists in between studio visits. 

Plus snacks!
It's not yet finalized, but THERE WILL BE FOOD.  In the past, Somerville’s The Biscuit has set up a concession in the Brickbottom lobby serving their amazing pastries, coffee and sandwiches.  This year, it might be arepas by "Las Carolinas".

All Ages, All Access
Open Studios and all related entertainment are free to attend; art to go, and snacks, available for purchase! Brickbottom is wheelchair accessible. We are a 10-minute walk from Lechmere Green Line T Station, and there’s ample free street parking on Chestnut and Linwood Streets.


Join our Facebook event for Open Studios 



Download this year's postcard in PDF format:  (coming soon)

2017 Online Registration Form

2017 Paper Registration Form

Information for Participants

List of Participating Brickbottom Artists (coming soon)

Joy Street Studios page

Right-click here to download a PDF of a map to Brickbottom


The images shown to the right were taken at a recent Open Studios by photographer Oscar Anderson.