Brickbottom Open Studios

The Brickbottom Artists Association hosted its 30th annual Open Studios—one of the oldest open studio events in Somerville—on November 18 & 19, 2017 at Brickbottom Artists Building. Nearly 70 artists opened 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 opened their doors as well. A number of artists in both buildings demonstrated their methods and working techniques throughout the weekend.

We thank everyone who came out this year, and we hope to see you all, and lots of new visitors too, next year! Brickbottom Open Studios is always held the weekend before Thanksgiving, so saving the dates is easy! Put us on your calendar for Nov 17 & 18, 2018. Some of our artists also open during Somerville Open Studios (May 5 & 6, 2018) -- watch for more info here as the dates approach!

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.


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.