Brickbottom Artists Associaiton
1 Fitchburg Street
Somerville, MA 02143
Artists' building, non-profit gallery, artists' association -- Brickbottom is all of this, and so much more. Some know us as one of the country's first and largest artist-developed live-work buildings, located in the former cannery and bakery of the A&P Grocery chain. Some associate our name with our building's annual Open Studios events. Others know Brickbottom as a neighborhood of Somerville MA that, in the 1800s, produced the clay to make bricks for ritzy Boston residences.
The artists who made Brickbottom their home in the mid-1980s also established a vital community arts organization and gallery:
Brickbottom Artists Association (BAA): A non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to preserving and expanding the arts in Somerville and the greater Boston area. Founded in 1987 by residents of the Brickbottom Artists Building, the BAA today welcomes both resident and non-resident artists and supporting members.
Brickbottom Gallery: A non-profit exhibition space established in 1989 and operated by the BAA. The gallery presents 3 BAA-member shows per year, along with exhibitions of work by emerging and established artists from the greater Boston area and beyond.