Events - MOCA Westport


Upcoming Events

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

Bring a friend and be the first to experience the Smash exhibition, devoted exclusively to the videos of contemporary artist Marilyn Minter, on Thursday, April 1 from 6-8 p.m.

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. 

Not a Member yet? Join now and be a part of MoCA Westport’s Member events. 

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.

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

Winter Outdoor Lights Festival

Due to this expected inclement weather this Saturday, February 27, the Winter Lights Festival will now take place on the planned rain date of Saturday, March 6.  All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the same time slot on the new date. Per our established policy, no refunds will be issued.   

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.

Tickets are available in timed installments (12 -2 PM; 2-4PM and 4-6PM). PLEASE NOTE: THE 4-6PM TIME FRAME IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Tickets for MoCA Westport Members for $25/family or $10/individual; Non-Members can purchase tickets for $30 family/$15 individual.

All safety protocols will be explicitly followed.

**In case of inclement weather, the rain date for the event will be Saturday, March 6th. No refunds will be issued.

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.

In lieu of an admission fee, please consider bringing an unwrapped toy, which will be donated to the Westport Police Department Annual Toy Drive.


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.