‘We Are Somerville’ Art Installation Unveiled at Assembly Row

Assembly Row and the Somerville Arts Council are thrilled to unveil a collaborative art project at Assembly Row titled “We Are Somerville.”  This art installation takes the form of three giant vertical banners, which feature portraits of people who live and/or work in Somerville. Collectively, these intimate yet bold portraits by local photographer Kristen Joy Emack convey the personality and diversity of Somerville. The banners adorn a facade along Great River Road and face the Mystic River and the Orange Line.

“These portraits capture what makes our city great — diversity and inclusion,” said Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone. “By looking at these smiling faces, it’s a powerful reminder that everyone is welcome here in Somerville.”

“We’re excited to have yet another art installation at Assembly Row,” said David Middleton, Assembly Row General Manager. “Somerville is a town renowned for its artists and creative output, so as far as we’re concerned, the more art the better. It conveys who we are as a city.”

The Somerville Arts Council and Assembly Row look forward to a continued partnership as the murals, art installations, and art space projects at Assembly Row continue to grow. Expect art tours later this fall or spring.

"We Are Somerville" banners hang off the side of an Assembly Square parking garage