About

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Westport Art Group was formed in 1955 by a small group of local, art-minded women. Since then, we have grown into a robust and colorful community organization with over 300 members from all over South Coast, Massachusetts, southern Rhode Island, and beyond. At our newly-renovated Main Road, Westport building, we offer both adult and youth art classes and show events throughout the year,  many of which are open to the public. Please join us!

New at WAG! Open Hours

Wednesdays 9 AM – 3 PM
WAG is also open during classes and events and by appointment
Starting January 11 and 18. February 8, 15, 22. March: Every Wednesday

The Periwinkle Shop

We have carved out space at WAG to revive The Periwinkle Shop. The original Periwinkle Shop was in operation from 1966 to 1972, April through September. WAG members sold handcrafted items and artwork. Volunteers staffed the small store, located across from the Westport Point post office.

Open hours: Wed. 9 AM – 3 PM and by Appointment
Starting January 11 and 18. February 8, 15 and 22. March: Every Wednesday

Member Artists and Artisans are invited to sell their artwork in the shop. Contact WAG at info@westportartgroup.com if you are interested in adding your artwork or handcrafted items to the shop.

Printmaking Lab

Wednesdays 9 AM – 3 PM. Starting January 11 and 18. February 8, 15, 22. March: Every Wednesday

If you are a printmaker and would like to use our wonderful printing press for independent work, the studio is available to you on Wednesdays, $10 a day. Bring your own inks and paper. Please use soy-based, water washable inks known by their brand name of Akua Inks.  These inks are kind to the environment, and are easily cleaned up with water, not solvents. Plexiglas plates are supplied along with brayers, rollers and other printmaking essentials. Lab Monitor: Mary Benefiel.

Please contact info@westportartgroup.com for information.

Two New Seven-Week Sessions for Watercolor!

Classes begin in January 2017 … sign up now to secure a spot.
Instructor: Peggy Call-Conley

Our popular watercolor classes with Instructor Peggy Call-Conley are starting again in the new year! See details and download the registration forms on the Beginner and Advanced classes in Classes and Workshops.

New at WAG! Introductory Drawing for the Serious Beginner

Tuesdays, 9 AM to 12 noon, from February 7 through March 14
Instructor: Christine Belanger

The course consists of six weekly classes of 2 ½ to 3 hours each with the objective of introducing drawing at the most fundamental level. See Classes and Workshops for more information.

Thursday Painters Map

Join us as we visit some new places to paint and will be returning to some of our great past locations, including many special private places.
Click here for the 2016 Thursday Painters Map!

Save Your Lee’s Receipts!

Please save your receipts from Lee’s, circle the totals and drop them in the box on the desk at the WAG building. Lee’s will donate 1% of the total. Thank you to our members who donate their slips to us.