Season Greetings: Illumination cards and books are now available


Give the gift of Somerville. The City of Lights book, Illuminations cards & the Nibble Cookbook are now available. Buying local makes the perfect holiday gift!

Tis the season,
share Somerville’s annual festival of lights with friends and family. Illuminations cards and “Somerville: A City of Lights” books are available for sale. Visit these fine local vendors to purchase your Illuminations card or book today!

Illumination Greeting Cards (envelopes included)

Four distinct images representing Somerville’s diverse illuminated homes. Images by photographers Beth Driscoll and Mary Kocol. Packet of 8 (2 cards per above image): $10;
Single cards: $1.50

A 36-page book titled “Somerville: City of Lights,” which includes color photographs, interviews and essays about the vibrant displays created by residents of Somerville, is available for $5.

2013 Store Locations


Blue Cloud Gallery ( cards & books)
713 Broadway, Ball Square

Davis Squared ( cards & books)

409 Highland Ave., Davis Square

Magpie ( cards & books)

416 Highland Ave., Davis Square

Somerville Grooves (books)
26 Union Square, Somerville


Mudflat Gallery (cards)
36 White Place, Porter Square Shopping Ctn

Porter Square (books)

25 White Place, Porter Square Shopping Ctn


If you are unable to make the tour pick up, the Monday after the tour, from the stores below an Illuminations Tour Map and create your own self-guided tour.

Map $3.

Blue Cloud Gallery
713 Broadway, Ball Square

416 Highland Ave., Davis Square

Searching for more holiday gift ideas?

Nibble book on sale now at select locations and our website

About the Nibble book

This beautiful 132-page color book explores how food tells a story about Union Square, Somerville. We think the square is a very special neighborhood right now; it is diverse, artsy, yet has enough grit to keep things interesting. This is illustrated through the food landscape, with its beautiful, motley mix of pizza joints, mom-and-pop markets, lively pubs, farmers’ markets, posh new restaurants and brimming global flavor. This book aims to capture this dynamic—and delicious—sense of place.

The Nibble book costs $20; all proceeds support the public programs of the Somerville Arts Council.

Pick up your book at either our office, at these fine stores below, or our online shop–

Blue Cloud Gallery

713 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 776-2700

Boutique Fabulous

1309 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-0656
(617) 776-5232

Davis Squared

409 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 666-6700

Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515


416 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 623-3330

Porter Square Books

25 White St, Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 491-2220

Taza Chocolate Factory

561 Windsor St, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 284-2232


1741 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 497-6677

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. To continue the growth of both cultural and economic development in our community, the Somerville Arts Council relies on many supporters to achieve success. If you’ve enjoyed our programming we offer throughout the year–ArtBeat, the Illumination Tour, our LCC grant program to artists, schools and organization, our Union Square ArtsUnion programming, exhibits, youth programs like the Mystic Mural and Art in the Garden–then please donate. Individual contributions are crucial to our operation, providing us with both financial support and encouragement. Please remind yourself of the SAC programs you’ve enjoyed and services we provide; then consider making an annual contribution to the Arts Council. And your support is tax deductible!

A quick and secure way to contribute, use our online service via WePay:

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