Brickbottom Open Studios

Save the Date! The Brickbottom Artists Association will host its 33nd Open Studios—one of the oldest open studio events in Somerville—on November 21 & 22, 2020 at Brickbottom Artists Building. Watch for more details in the coming months.

As they have for the past 32 years, our 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, many Joy Street Studios artists will open their doors as well. We expect that again this year, a number of artists in both buildings will demo their methods and working techniques throughout the weekend.

Meet and support local artists
Our Open Studios events offer great opportunities 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.

All Ages, All Access
Open Studios and all related entertainment are free to attend; art to go, and snacks, available for purchase! The Brickbottom buildings are 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.

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Seeking Open Studios Coordinator

Want to help shape the 2020 Brickbottom during Open Studios? 

We are seeking an energetic, highly-organized and digitally-savvy Coordinator to plan and execute our annual open studios for 2020 and beyond! Current and past BAA members are urged to apply. See the full job description!


Painting by Jessica Meuse at entrance to her studio. Photo: Chris Engles

Members of Weber Dance performing at Open Studios. Photo: Chris Engles

Pop-up performance in Bakery stairwell. Photo: Chris Engles.