Brickbottom Gallery hours: Thursday–Saturday, 12-5pm
Brickbottom Artists Association and Gallery
The name “Brickbottom” means different things to different people. To some, the name is synonymous with the Artists Building–one of the country's first and largest artist-developed live-work buildings, located in the former cannery and bakery of the A&P Grocery chain–or the building's annual Open Studios events. Others know Brickbottom as an industrial neighborhood of Somerville MA that, in the 1800s, produced the clay to make bricks for ritzy Boston residences.
The artists who made Brickbottom their home in the mid-1980s also established a vital community arts organization and gallery:
- Brickbottom Artists Association (BAA): A non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to preserving and expanding the arts in Somerville and the greater Boston area. Founded in 1987 by residents of the Brickbottom Artists Building, the BAA today welcomes both resident and non-resident artists and supporting members.
- Brickbottom Gallery: A non-profit exhibition space established in 1989 and operated by the BAA. The gallery presents 3 BAA-member shows per year, along with exhibitions of work by emerging and established artists from the greater Boston area and beyond.
Welcome to the BAA's web site!
Explore our pages to learn more about our members and their work, our annual Open Studios weekend, and our history, and get information about exhibition opportunities at the Brickbottom Gallery, and consider joining the BAA as an artist or supporting member!