Brickbottom Open Studios

The Brickbottom Artists Association will host its 32nd Open Studios—one of the oldest open studio events in Somerville—on November 23 & 24, 2019 at Brickbottom Artists Building. 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. 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.

See our Facebook event page, and follow us on Facebook for artist spotlights and other great info as we prepare for Open Studios!

Postcard: Brickbottom & Joy Street Open Studios postcard

Local Artists!

Want to show your work at Brickbottom during Open Studios? 

Join the BAA as a first step, and we'll follow up with info on Open Studios registration!

(Already an artist member? Log in to the members' area to register for OS and update your artist page!)


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.