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!

The Annual Summer Community Show is running July 28th through August 5th

Alice_Shire_Ribbons-jpgFine Arts and Crafts by Westport Art Group artists

The Annual Summer Community Show is a much-loved event featuring fine art and crafts created by our member artists. All artwork and crafts will be for sale. Please join us and see for yourself what talent we have right here on the South Coast! 

For details, go to Events & Shows

South Coast Artists Studio Tours | Participation at The Westport Art Group July 15-16 and August 19-20

sca-2619Sticker-final.inddSCA features two open studio tour weekends, July 15–16 and August 19–20, 2017. The 2017 Tours mark the Fourteenth Annual South Coast Artists Studio Tours.

The Westport Art Group is proud to present seven different artists on each weekend at the Westport Art Group building at 1740 Main Road in Westport, and many more WAG members are showing in their individual studios. Please stop by and visit our talented artists!

July artists at Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport: Robert Abele, Mary Benefiel, Arthur Cintron, Christina GlaserPeter Lenrow, Linda Rogers, and Susan Prideaux.

August artists at Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport: Madeline Ferraz,  Peter Lenrow, Charlene Mackiewicz, Judy McLean, Karen Melanson, Sara Miquelle, and Susan Prideaux.

For information and map, visit the South Coast Artists website at southcoastartists.org.

Upcoming: Photography Presentation: Visual Memoir and Family Fiction, by Karen Davis

Friday, August 25 at Westport Art Group

Karen Davis, photographer, teacher and gallery co-owner of the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson NY, will give a presentation at the Westport Art Group 1740 Main Road, on Friday, August 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Her topic will be visual memoir and family fictions: photographic series and single images that reveal the family in fine art photography. Additionally, she will offer critique of work brought by attendees to the event.

Photographers interested in learning different approaches to story and memoir should not miss this opportunity. For details, see the Events and Shows page. 

New at WAG! Life Drawing Open Studio

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9 am -12 pm
$15 per class
Studio Monitor: Barbara Diane Barry

PLEASE NOTE: No class will be held July 14 and August 18, due to Art Camp using the space.

Every week a live model, nude and clothed, will be available for members to sketch, draw or paint.  Each session is three hours in length; beginning with quick 3-minute sketches to longer 20-minute poses, ending with a one-hour study. For questions, contact Barbara Diane Barry at (201) 675-0256, or email bdbarry6@yahoo.com.

New at WAG! Open Hours & The Periwinkle Shop

Wednesdays 9 AM – 3 PM
Stop by to see us during our open hours. Browse and buy artwork and handcrafted items in the newly reopened Periwinkle Shop. For details, go to Events & Shows. WAG is also open during classes and events and by appointment.

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Wednesdays 9 AM – 3 PM

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.

For details, go to Classes & Workshops.

Summer Art Camps 2017! Registration is still open for August

Let your child’s creative energy flow at Westport Art Group’s summer camp series. Two sessions every summer. Scholarships are available! Check the details at Youth Education.

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.