Hours and Admissions
The Westport Arts Center Gallery is free and open to the public
2013 Winter Holiday Hours:
Gallery Open December 21 – 23 and December 26 – 30 12 – 4pm
Gallery Closed December 24 – 25 and December 31 – January 1
|Monday – Thursday||10am – 5pm|
10am – 2pm
|Saturday and Sunday
||12pm – 4pm|
*The Gallery is closed for 2 weeks between exhibitions for installation.
New Year's Day, President's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.
Connecticut I-95 exit 17:
From New Haven or New York, turn left off ramp, WAC is approx. 1.4 miles on right.
Merritt Parkway, exit 41:
From New Haven, turn right off ramp, 2 miles on left.
From New York, turn left off ramp, 1.8 miles on left.
Directions from the Westport Train Station:
Taxis are readily available at the Westport Train Station, or take the $1 Jessup Green shuttle during commuter hours which stops at the corner of Route 1 (Post Road) and Riverside Avenue, just 1 block from the Westport Arts Center. On a beautiful day the 1¼ mile walk is also a great option.
Visiting With Special Needs
There is a small parking lot with handicap parking and a wheelchair ramp at the right side of the building as you face the Arts Center. Ring the bell door at the top of the ramp, and a staff member will open the door for you.
You may also call the offices at (203) 222-7070 in advance if you are planning to arrive and need to use the ramp.
Visiting With a Family
Visiting With Groups
Adult Group Tours
Bring your friends, co-workers, or family members to the Westport Arts Center for a specialized guided tour. Gallery talks are discussion-based and are designed to explore particular themes and art historical contexts related to our current exhibitions. Tours are one hour and are aimed at art enthusiasts and novices alike. Cost: $35 per group. Not-for-profit rates are available.
To schedule a visit, or to learn more, contact Visual Arts Coordinator, Jill Sarver.
Arrange for a guided lesson taught by trained art educators. Students, chaperones and teachers will explore WAC's current exhibition and be led through a series of discussion-based methods designed to encourage critical thinking, connections to school curricula, and multiple perspectives. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own artwork based on what they see. School group tours are one hour and cost $30 per group, which covers costs for art materials and instructor.
To schedule a visit, or to learn more, contact Director of Education, Danielle Ogden.