1 Fitchburg Street
Somerville, MA 02143
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The Brickbottom Artists Buildings
Two buildings, painted cream color with aqua stripes, right beside the
McGrath/O'Brien Highway in Somerville, across from Twin Cities Plaza.
Visitor Parking is along Joy and Chestnut Street. Take note of the various
signs for street cleaning Do not park in the resident's lot or alongside
The Joy Street Studios
One building on Joy Street (86) with Washington Street and one end and
Fitchburg Street and the Brickbottom Building at the other. The Joy
Street Studios are 2 blocks directly behind the Herb Chambers dealership
on McGrath/O'Brien Highway in Somerville. Visitor Parking is along Joy
and Chestnut Street.
From Boston and South
I93 North take the SULLIVAN SQ. (RT-99) exit towards SOMERVILLE, exit
#28. At the end of the ramp left on Washington Street past the Holiday
Inn (on your left), under the RR underpass and take an immediate left
on to Joy Street. Brickbottom is at the end of Joy/Chestnut Street,
The Joy Sreet Studios are on your left.
From New Hampshire and North
I93 South take Somerville exit 30 (RT-38 S) to Route 28. Take a left
at the light (Mystic Avenue). Stay in the right lane and turn on to
the McGrath (Rte 28). Take the Somerville Avenue Exit after Washington
Street. You'll come up to a set of lights. Notice the highway turns
away from you, and there's another entry ramp going up on your left.
Keep to the right of this ramp on the service road that goes between
the ramp and the Auto Glass Co., Pat's Towing and Russell (garbage).
This road takes you under the highway. At the stop sign, you'll see
Brickbottom in front of you.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By "T" Green Line to Lechmere - A 10 minute walk
From Lechmere Station, cross McGrath Highway and walk along it AWAY
from Boston - to your left. Brickbottom is about 1/3 mi away. After
passing a Shell Station on your right and MacDonalds on your left, continue
up the hill. Be sure to be walking along the righthand side of the highway.
At the top of the hill, you'll see the Brickbottom buildings on your
right. Past the building are steep steps that will take you down to
the street and Brickbottom.
By "T" Orange Line to Sullivan Square
At Sullivan Square transfer to a number 86, 91 or CT2 bus. Alight at
the intersection of Washington and Joy Streets (approximately 2 miles
from Sullivan Square). Walk down Joy St. to Joy Street Studios and to
the end for Brickbottom.
By Bus Routes 86, 91, CT2
Alight at the intersection of Washington and Joy Streets. Walk down
Joy St. to Joy Street Studios and to the end for Brickbottom.
By Bus Routes 80, 87, 88
Inbound - Alight at the intersection of McGrath Highway and Medford
Street. A few yards beyond the bus stop is a crosswalk. Cross under
McGrath Hwy to Poplar Street. Walk 2 blocks to the end of Poplar, turn
right, and walk to the end of Joy/Chestnut St. right to Brickbottom
and left to Joy Street Studios.
Outbound - From Lechmere Station. Alight at the intersection of Poplar
and McGrath Hwy. Walk 2 blocks to the end of Poplar, turn right, and
walk right to Brickbottom and left to Joy Street Studios.