Pop in to a Pop Up show by the Westport Artists Collective on Wednesday, June 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Westport Arts Center. The Pop Up is free and open to the public, and will be on view through Saturday, June 9. The Pop Up can also be previewed during the day on June 6.
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 November 2017 Pop Up event.
Selected artists include Ginny Awn, Tom Berntsen, Louise Cadoux, Larry Gordon, Kerry Heftman, Gail Ingis-Claus, Karen Kalkstein, Elisa Keogh, Fruma Markowitz, Kathy Nolan, Marjorie Poe, Delores Santoliquido, Anthony Santomauro, Guy Sealy, and Sherri Wolfgang.
Tammy Winser, a founding member of the Westport Artists Collective, stated, “A fun, lively time is coming your way at the Collective Pop Up. You can check out diverse artwork from a fresh crop of our artists, and there’s always a chance of the unexpected ‘find,’ so it’s definitely worth it to pop in.”
The Westport Artists Collective will also host an Artists Talk at the Westport Arts Center on Saturday, June 9 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.
For more information on the Pop Up or the Westport Artists Collective, contact the Westport Arts Center at 203/222-7070 or visit www.westportartistscollective.org
About the Westport Arts Center
The Westport Arts Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting community through the arts, reaches more than 11,000 people annually through outstanding programs in visual arts, arts education, and the performance arts of Chamber music and jazz.
The Westport Arts Center receives philanthropic support from the Katherine and Howard Aibel Foundation; Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc.; Cohen and Wolf, P.C.; Critical Mix; Delamar Southport; Design Within Reach; Fairfield County Bank; Fairfield County Hunt Club; 4th Row Films; First County Bank Foundation; GWAY Print Solutions; Hal Prince Music; the Hall Art Foundation; Halloran & Sage LLP; The Hofstetter Baron Group; Hotel Zero Degrees; Moffly Media; Newman’s Own Foundation; Northeast Tent; Shack Sackler Foundation; Sontag Advisory LLC; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Wells Fargo Advisors; Westport Now; Wiggin and Dana LLP; and WSHU Public Radio Group. The Westport Arts Center operates with the support of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
For more information, contact the Westport Arts Center at (203) 222-7070 or www.westportartscenter.org. The Westport Arts Center gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.