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Somerville artists open doors April 30, May 1
Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” On April 30 and May 1, that is exactly what the Somerville art community plans to do.
It’s a weekend of epic proportions where artists open their doors to the art-loving public. Breaking our own record this year with 391 participants, Somerville Open Studios has become the largest one weekend open studios event in the nation.
From home studios to commercial buildings such as Joy Street, Central Street, Vernon Street, Mad Oyster, Brickbottom, Miller Street, and Mud!at Studios, this free citywide event showcases both the established and emerging artists working across a broad spectrum of "ne art styles and craft – painting, sculpture, photography, "ber, jewelry, clay, glass and furniture – anything you might want to explore is here in the ‘Ville.
This abundant array of artists both educates the public and raises awareness of the vast cultural diversity within the city. Examples of skill sharing can be found through a variety of workshops and classes (welding to kayak-making) available at the Artisan’s Asylum and private studios.
With the help of participating SOS members, students at the Winter Hill School learn to express themselves through art and understand what it means to be a professional artist. Parts and Crafts has started a new program based on Community Supported Education very similar to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) providing art and science projects to children during school vacations.
Learn more at http://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/