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East Somerville mural by Angurria

Artists and Organizations

Somerville possess a wealth of individual artists and vibrant organizations.  To support them we provide our LCC grant program which supports fellowships to artists and project grants to both artists and organizations.   

East Somerville mural by Angurria

Arts and Events

Our most public facing work are our public art and events.  By putting out calls to work with local artists to produce events, we foster our creative city and provide opportunties for local artists.  Check out ArtBeat, ArtsUnion, Jazz and Blues Fest.  

Cultural Economic Development

For over ten years we've spearheaded cultural economic development work through our work with ArtsUnion.   Ensuring that arts and culture are a priority in Union Square. 

Night Market
Sat., May 11, 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Night Market, 2018
ArtBeat 2019
Sat., July 13, 11:00am
ArtBeat 2019 theme
PorchFest Registration Open
Sat., May 11, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.