Davis Square Tiles Project - Davis Square, Somerville MA

If you have ever taken Boston's Red Line to or from the Davis Square stop in Somerville, MA, you have probably seen the many tiles in the brick walls in the corridor on the way to the train's platform. These tiles were created by students at the Powderhouse Community School in the 1978-1979 school year.

At davissquaretilesproject.com, the personal histories of the school children who created these tiles is being collected as a way to help share the history of Somerville and connect the history of the neighborhood with its present. Check out the link to go back in time!

Boston Handmade Marketplace on Saturday!

Be sure to check out the Boston Handmade Marketplace on Saturday, July 11!
I unfortunately can not make the event but it is sure to be a great time with all the wonderful vendors and entertainment.

The Somerville Arts Council
and Boston Handmade
present an ArtsUnion Event:

~ The 2009 Boston Handmade Somerville Marketplace ~
Saturday, July 11th (raindate July 12th)
3-7pm in Union Square, Somerville, MA

Come to Union Square on July 11th to support YOUR local artists

Our July 2009 outdoor fair will feature work by Massachusetts area artists, craftspeople and artisans associated with the arts group Boston Handmade and Etsy.com: helping people make a living making things.

Boston Handmade promotes local independent businesses and individuals creating one-of-a-kind and limited edition handmade works in small studio environments, not factories.

More than 25 artists, artisans, and craftspeople will be showing and selling handmade jewelry, clothing, accessories, housewares, art, photography, toys, and sculpture along with hands-on craft demonstratons from The Common Cod Fiber Guild and The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts

See info and photos from our 2008 Somerville Marketplace HERE