artisan’s asylum

Artisan’s Asylum presents: Somerville Open Studios & Maker Market

Join us as we open our doors for Somerville Open Studios! (www.somervilleopenstudios.org) Meet our members, buy their wares, check out demos in our shops and join us for some family-friendly STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) activities! SCHEDULE: Friday 6-9PM Saturday & Sunday 12-6PM (STEAM activities in MPR1) SHOP TOURS: 7PM Friday 2PM & […]


Finding Room for Art

Abandoned buildings laid the groundwork for Somerville’s artists, but as rents rise and space fills up, what’s next for the art community? The vibrant arts scene in Somerville, which has defined the modern era of the city and made it a cultural destination, has been nourished over the years by studio communities established in abandoned […]


From Pouring Pints to Shielding Downpours

Beer taps get a second life, thanks to local craftsman Ben Lewis Upon first glance, Ben Lewis’s apartment doesn’t seem like a mad craftsman’s lair. His cat, Leona, lopes around the brightly lit Somerville space to a looping playlist of Bowie and Modern Lovers songs. A selection of Lewis’s pet projects threaten to overflow the […]





Scout Picks: 11/21/14 – 11/23/14

Here are our favorite Somerville events for the coming weekend: Friday, 11/21 2 – 6 p.m., Free I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road Nave Gallery Annex 53 Chester St. To many, the life of a touring musician seems like a dream, but this exhibition at Nave Gallery shows that it ain’t always full of […]