The Westport Artists Collective Pop Up shows are a reflection of Westport’s creative heritage and are wildly popular events. The Arts Center opens its space to the Collective three times each year, allowing local artists to showcase their work, and the entire community to show its support.
The Pop Up includes a diverse range of works by fifteen artists in the Artists Collective, selected by the participants in the Fall 2017 Pop Up event.
Selected artists include Mercedes Arensberg, Elaine Clayton, Leonor Dao, Carlos Davila, Elizabeth DeVoll, Charles Douthat, Jen Greely, Yuko Ike, Lynn Knobel, Cynthia Mullins, Julie O'Connor, Jay Petrow, Mark Schiff, Ginny Waters, and Deborah Weiss.
Amanda Innes, Westport Arts Center’s Executive Director, stated, “The Pop Up shows are a great opportunity to meet local artists and to support the arts in our community. With most of the works for sale, it's also a great time to consider giving art this holiday season.”
The Westport Artists Collective will also host an Artists Talk at the Westport Arts Center on Saturday, November 18 at 3 p.m. The Artists Talk is free and open to the public. Attendees will gain a behind-the-scenes perspective from several of the Pop Up artists, who will discuss their influences, techniques and works.
The Westport Artists Collective has quickly grown to include 150 members who come together monthly to discuss and develop dynamic art experiences. It serves as a base for Westport Arts Center’s artist members, bringing exciting Pop Up shows and other unique art events to the Arts Center and Fairfield County. There is now a waiting list to join the Collective, a testament to the burgeoning number of artists in our community.
For more information on the Pop Up or the Westport Artists Collective, contact the Westport Arts Center at 203/222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.org.
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