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Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions to sniff and schmooze at MoCA Westport’s New Yappy Hour!  Our new community event will take place on the first Thursday of every month, from June – September.

Haute hounds can lap up libations, thanks to water in his favorite flavor – bacon, chicken, beef or vegan – while human guests relax with a glass of Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon or a refreshing cocktail featuring tequila, vodka, or gin. Beer selections are also available for purchase.

MoCA Westport Members + Dogs receive first drink free and other benefits!

Free and open to the public.  No reservation required. 

**More information to come on participating vendors and special events. 

We offer a range of stellar events throughout the year including concerts, educational experiences, community dialogues, and more.   Check back soon for more Winter & Spring Events! 

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Past Events

SMASH Opening Reception
Member +1

MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE: This night of art, drinks, and community is for you!

Presented in both grandiose and intimate scales and settings throughout our galleries, Minter’s videos will be exhibited together for the first time in a public institution. Minter’s custom-designed AMC Pacer automobile featuring an interior, surround viewing of her work Green Pink Caviar, will also be exhibited for the first time.

Enjoy outdoor cocktails (try our Smash signature drink!), timed tours of the exhibition, and an opportunity to meet Marilyn Minter. 

High School Portfolio Review Workshop

Join us in the context of our current Hindsight is 2020 High School Student Art Exhibition!

All high school students are invited to participate in a High School Portfolio Review Workshop led by established artists Cat Balco and Josh Dorman. The event will include portfolio review stations and a Q&A session.

The workshop is limited to 25 students. All safety protocols will be explicitly followed.

Winter Outdoor Lights Festival

Participate in the creation of an immersive winter-themed experience, including a walk-through Light Path! The outdoor event was created as a collaboration between MoCA Westport and the Up | Next Teens organization.

The Festival will include a Maker and Crafts space in a large airy outdoor tent featuring supplies and step-by-step instructions for families to work together to create winter-themed decorations. These decorations will be incorporated into the Light Path which will be lit up at sun down.

Purchase delicious food offerings from The Melt on-site truck, enjoy complimentary hot cider and hot cocoa from Sheila Barton Events, and explore the High School Student Art Exhibition, Hindsight is 2020, in MoCA Westport’s indoor gallery.

Holiday Outdoor Open House

We appreciate the support of our community over the last year, and are thrilled to invite you to a free Open House event. The event will feature:
In addition to complimentary hot chocolate provided by Sheila Barton Events and free doughnuts provided by Grateful Food Company, food and drinks will be available for purchase from an on-site vendor, The Melt Truck, which specializes in unique grilled cheese sandwiches.

Thank you to the families that joined us to create the world’s largest abstract painting!  The painting will be on display at MoCA Westport later this winter.