Thank you again for being part of SOS 2019!

As we quickly approach April, things are starting to gear up for SOS weekend. With six weeks to go, your fellow artists are hard at work organizing everything from the event guide to trolleys to the fashion show. Below is a list of important dates that are settled so far. Watch your inbox for updates in the coming weeks!

Inside-OUT Gallery: Art & Soul - The deadline for submissions to be considered for this exhibit in the Davis Square CVS display windows is tomorrow, March 25 . Click here for full information.

Locavore Show: HOME - At Ivy Realty Group in Davis Square, this show explores the meaning of "home". Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 31 . Click here for full details.

First Look Exhibit at the Somerville Museum - We strongly recommend participating in this non-juried group show... many studio visitors plan their trip based on what they see here. Click here for full information. Drop off dates: Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm and Sunday, April 7, 10am - 4pm at the Museum, 1 Westwood Road.

First Look Reception for Artists & Friends - Join us for the annual unofficial kick off to SOS, Sunday April 14, 2 to 4:30 pm at the Somerville Museum, 1 Westwood Road.

SOS Volunteers Show - Opens at Bloc Cafe in Union Square on Monday, April 15 . Bloc Cafe is open 7am-7pm, seven days a week.

Flatbread Fundraiser - Join us for our annual fundraiser at Flatbread Pizza , 45 Day Street in Davis Square, on Tuesday, April 16 all evening from 6pm to closing. Enjoy an artisan pizza with proceeds going to support SOS!

AVATARS // futures - The NAVE Gallery's show being run concurrently with SOS opens Friday, April 26 .

First Look Exhibit Public Opening - Opens to the public on Thursday April 18 and runs through May 17.

SOS Kids' Show - The 14-and-under crowd shows off their work, opening Monday, April 29 and running through May 12 at The Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave.

Beyond the Pattern - A Fashion Show - Thursday, May 2, 7-9pm at The Center for Arts at The Armory. The first official public event for SOS weekend, this wearable art show is always a hit... come and spread the word!

Friday Night -Select artists open their doors Friday, May 3, from 6-9pm .

SOS Weekend! - All artists open their studios on Saturday & Sunday - noon to 6pm .

Map Guide & Balloon Pickup - The event guide, orange balloons, postcards and posters will be available mid-April. Stay tuned for more info on when and where to pick up your supply.

Promotional Graphics - Images will be posted on the website for downloading by artists for use in promotional materials and signage.

A note on balloons: We looked into environmentally responsible alternatives to the balloons we've traditionally used to mark studio locations on SOS weekend. There are few non-plastic alternatives that would be both highly visible and hold up in poor weather. Many options were considered and judged to be environmentally worse than balloons. We will revisit this next year, but for 2019 we ask that artists PLEASE REMOVE BALLOONS AFTER SOS and dispose of responsibly so they do not end up in our waterways or neighbor's yards. Thank you!
Do More!

SOS is run and organized entirely by artists... please consider helping your fellow artists make SOS 2019 a success, whether taking on a key need or just volunteering a few hours of your time. Email us at or click here for much needed volunteer roles.