More Than 45 Locations Around Newton
April 4 & 5 @11:00am - 5:00pm
NOS is one of the largest and longest running open studios events in the region, with scores of pop-up exhibit/sales locations all across Newton and its villages.
NOS features 150+ Artists & Artisans. Spend a day or weekend enjoying great art, demos, performances, in charming architectural typical New England buildings and original and renovated locations. Over 150 artists at pop-up sites throughout Newton. Browse or Buy: paintings, jewelry, ceramics, sculptures, wearable art, photography and more.
Newton has a long history as a welcoming home for distinguished artists. By the end of the 19th century, Boston had become a prominent art hub. Due to its proximity to Boston, Newton has served as residence and workspace for artists in all mediums, art teachers, architects, and collectors.
These artists have established an ongoing dialog with our past, present and the future of our community. Just to name a few: Samuel S. Kilburn, Mary Porter Bigelow, James King Bonnar, Elizabeth Gardner Bouguerau, William Baxter Closson, and William Paxton. Current eminent artist residents include Arthur Polonsky, Lois Tarlow, Samuel Bak, Roberta Paul, Ralph Helmick, Nancy Schon, Ellen Schon, and others who have been inspiring people with diverse forms and genres of various forms of art and design for decades.
NOS artists participate in solo exhibitions, group shows, public art commissions throughout New England and beyond. We are proud to promote the creativity that fuels innovation, and enriches the community with a vibrant art scene and constant urban planning and improvements initiatives. Newton recently launched recently a comprehensive cultural plan and is redesigning its zoning ordinance to reflect best practices to protect the characteristics of this great city to live.