Created for the love of art and community.
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 approaching 250 members from all over South Coast, Massachusetts, southern Rhode Island, and beyond. At our active Main Road, Westport Point building, we offer both adult and youth art classes and show events throughout the year, many of which are open to the public. We are a 501(c)3 organization.
WAG ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting of Westport Art Group will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 5:45 to 7 pm, at 1740 Main Road. It will occur immediately following the sale of art supplies that day (from 4 to 5:30, see below).
While the sale will be open to the public, the Annual Meeting will be for WAG members only. It will include a pot-luck supper, and a display of artwork by WAG members.
SALE OF HIGH QUALITY ART SUPPLIES
Westport Art Group will hold a sale of high-quality art supplies donated by the estate of one of our outstanding artists. The date of the sale is Saturday, October 26, from 4 to 5:30 pm at the galleries of Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport.
Among the items for sale are watercolor paper blocks, canvases, brushes, easels of several sizes, mats, books, and wood picture frames of many different sizes and styles. The event is open to the public and will begin promptly at 4 pm.
New Six-Week drawing session begins September 9th!
We are happy to announce that Catherine Carter is returning to WAG to run a new six week drawing session! The dates of the session will be September 9, 16, 23, 30, and October 14 and 21. As usual, the drop-in fee is $20 per class.
New students are always welcome!
Please see Education for more information and to sign up!
WEEKLY PRINTING OPEN STUDIO ON TUESDAYS
Tuesdays, 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Weekly printing open studio has resumed, with Studio Monitor Nelson Marlowe.
The studio will be set up for your independent monotype printing projects using our beautiful printing press. Nelson will demonstrate how to set up a plate and create a unique print using the press. Participants should bring their own supplies, including soy-based inks (only), paper and brayers. For more information, please see our Education page!
WAG’S THURSDAY Painting CLASS IS painting outside
Thursday painting class is working en plein air from mid-May through mid-October at wonderful locations on the South Coast! Of course, should the weather be inclement, the group will meet at WAG.
See Weekly Open Studio Painting with Instructor on our Education page for locations and details.
All skill levels. All media. New students welcome. First class free to try, then membership is required. Drop-ins welcome, so come any Thursday.
2019 WAG SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The Westport Art Group is very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 WAG Scholarships.
The initial recipient of the recently established Clara M. Stewart Memorial Scholarship is Hanna August. This Scholarship was established through the generosity of Clara M. Stewart, an artist, art teacher and long time member of the Westport Art Group. Hanna August, a 2019 Westport High School graduate, will receive this $1,500 award and attend Bridgewater State University to pursue a degree in Art Education.
2019 Dartmouth High School graduate Tara Couto received a $1,500 Westport Art Group Scholarship. Tara has been accepted to Massachusetts College of Art and intends to study Illustration.
We wish both of our scholarship winners great success in their college endeavors!
Members: Please Renew your membership
It is time to renew your Westport Art Group membership and/or update your membership profile. Our membership year begins on June 1, 2019 and runs until May 31, 2020. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your membership, donations, participation, and volunteer work. Please read the Letter from our President, Peter Lenrow, on the Membership page for information on our efforts and activities. Renew your membership online on the Membership page: Join Us!