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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. 

Evolution of Hip Hop Festival
Sat., September 7, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Hip Hop Fest photo by VqNCsmall
Rock and Roll Yard Sale
Sun., September 8, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Black, Brown & Queer Fest
Sat., August 24, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Black, Brown & Queer Fest 2019
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.