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.


Current Happenings

2019 ANNUAL MEETING

The Annual Meeting of Westport Art Group will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 5:45 to 7 pm, at our gallery at 1740 Main Road. Our gathering will include a pot-luck supper and a collective display of member artwork. Please bring a dish to share and an artwork to hang. The first 50 WAG artists to arrive are invited to hang their works for the meeting. We are looking forward to seeing all our WAG friends!

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Also on October 26th, directly preceding the meeting, we will be having a sale of art supplies, from 4 to 5:30. Please read about the sale below, and note that the sale will be open to the public, however the Annual Meeting will be for WAG members only.

Read all the details on the Events page!

We need volunteers for this event and also to be Committee Chairs and Vice Presidents. Want to be more involved? Please see the Events page.

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.

Cash only. No checks or credit/debit will be accepted.

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. So that everyone has the opportunity to go home with a treasure, please see Events page for sale rules.

 
Flowers  by Claire Bowen.

Flowers by Claire Bowen.

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP

A one-day, 5 hour workshop, coming in November.

Saturday, November 16, 9 AM to 2 PM

Instructor Claire Bowen will share how she makes her exciting contemporary mixed media collage paintings that include paper and fabric layered with ink drawing and acrylic paint. 

Online signup is now open! See Painting for details.

 
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SAVE THE DATE ! WAG HOLIDAY FAIR 2019

The 2019 WAG Holiday Fair will be held on Saturday, December 7.

New this year, we will have a week-long exhibit leading up to the fair day!

Week-long Fine Art Exhibit: Saturday, November 30 through Saturday, December 7

Like last year, you'll find Perfect Pictures at a Perfect Price - all artwork is priced at $250 or less!

Please join us at our Annual Holiday Fair for fun and beautiful creations! We will be featuring fabulous handcrafted items made by local artisans, including woodcrafts, stained glass, handcrafted jewelry, a Silent Auction, Raffle and more. Of special note is our “Rediscovered Treasures” area featuring antiques, art supplies, unique items and more. You never know what treasure awaits you there!

New This Year – Extended Dates for our Members’ Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

This year our annual sale of our members’ original artwork, “Perfect Pictures at a Perfect Price,” will start on December 1 and run through December 7, with an opening reception on Sunday, December 1, from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase framed oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic paintings, collages, photography, hand-pulled prints and more for your Holiday gift-giving. All work will be priced at $250 or less. For more information, see Events.

 

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!

For details on the scholarship, please see Youth.

 

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!

 
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Events & Exhibitions

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Learning Opportunities

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Youth Education and Outreach