somerville arts

8th Annual Winter Market and Open House

Come shop for unique hand-made holiday gifts at our maker space wonderland! Our Winter Market features beautiful jewelry, woodworking, fiber arts, laser-cut, and 3D printed items, plus art for all tastes and budgets! All made right here in our shops and studios. Come say hi! We have that special gift you are looking for, and […]


Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

This class will provide an overview of the Raspberry Pi and its operating system. Students will build simple applications using GPIO, a stepper motor and a camera module. Experience with Python and Linux would be useful but is not necessary. Class Goals Students will learn how to use a Raspberry Pi as a desktop computer. […]


Making Stamps with Lasers

Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing […]


CYDP: Celebrating 15 years

Celebrating 15 years of artistic excellence, Deborah Mason’s Cambridge Youth Dance Company (CYDP) will perform their annual spring concert at Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston for three performances, April 27 – 28, 2019. The performances will feature choreography and restagings from renowned local and national stars in ballet, jazz, tap dance, modern […]


DSLR Camera Workshop for Beginners

In this class our aim is to introduce new photographers to their digital SLR cameras, camera functions and basic photography concepts in order to obtain full use of the modern-day digital camera. The class will introduce students to photography fundamentals like aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Step by step students will learn how to navigate […]


B, Jude Roberts, Beth DeSombre at Somerville Armory Cafe Saturday Dec 1

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert on Saturday December 1 with Colorado singer/songwriter B, Woodstock, NY singer/songwriter Jude Roberts, and Wellesley singer/songwriter Beth DeSombre. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap. The show begins at 7:30 pm with an open mic, […]


Project MUM

Our very own intergalactic dance party returns to the ARTFarm for their 8th circuit back to our planet! Return to Project MUM for this year’s exciting party and remember to keep it cosmic! Project MUM, is a Somerville based production team bringing you this stellar annual outdoor dance party in collaboration with the Somerville Arts Council, a multitude […]


Mural Celebration and Parade

Starting at 6 p.m.- View the mural on the wall of Taco Loco and hear from artist David Zayas. Then join the parade led by local Brazilian band and activist group Grooversity down the street to Angurria’s mural at Ola Cafe. Hear from artist Angurria and stay for refreshments and music outside the East Somerville […]


Artist Meet & Greet and Reception

4-5 p.m.: Join us for an artist meet and greet and Q&A at the Somerville Media Center. 5-6 p.m.: Reception outside the Union Square mural (2 Union Square) with delicious Venezuelan Pabellón bowls from Las Carolinas and music from the Tarciso Alves Forró band! —————– The City of Somerville will be getting three new murals […]


Ignite! Global Street Food and Fire Festival

Celebrate Union Square’s sizzling food landscape as we bring you an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment, and a raucous celebration of global culture! And don’t forget to bring a contribution to the festival’s food drive, benefiting the Somerville Homeless Coalition! It’s easy– just bring a can or two of food to the […]


SomerStreets: Seize the Summer

SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets concept, closing busy city streets to vehicles, and opening them up for cycling, walking, dancing, running, and other modes of activity. Through SomerStreets, the City and its community partners aim to promote and encourage easy access to physical activity, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and […]


SomerStreets: Seize the Summer

Activities along Holland St. will include: ·      Live music on two stages including Tarciso Alves, School of HONK, Off Axis, Mike Gent and Spotted Tiger. ·       A 40 ft water slide – open to people of all ages! Bring your bathing suit! ·      Aerial Arts performance by Esh Circus Arts ·      Interactive activities with Buzzroar Interactive […]