Events - MOCA Westport


Upcoming Events

Summer Exhibitions Opening

Friends of MoCA Westport, join us for an evening of art, drinks, and community!

We hope to see you at our Summer Exhibition Opening Reception on Thursday, June 24 from 6 – 8 p.m., featuring:

  • Élan Vital, including the works of eleven artists, juried and curated by Max Teicher and Emily White
  • Unfit For Print, a dual exhibition featuring the works of Noah Fox and Patrick Perry
  • Love Wins, a collaboration with Westport Pride supporting LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Meet the featured artists, purchase drinks from our newly opened Bar MoCA, and experience our new outdoor playscape and garden. 

Learn more about the exhibitions. 

*No RSVP is needed. All CDC guidelines will be explicitly followed.

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Bring your four-legged friends and join us for this new monthly community event!  Purchase custom drinks, meet adoptable pets, have your pooch sit for a free pet portrait, and enjoy our vast outdoor space. Free and open to the public; all dogs must be on leash. Members get their first drink free. 

Special thanks to our Yappy Hour sponsors, Choice Pet, Bespoke Veterinary Services , Blazin’ and Canine Company, and to our community partners, PAWS and Westport Animal Shelters Advocates (WASA). Please consider a donation of unopened food or treats to support these local rescue organizations. 

Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available; please contact Cynthia Dempster at

Thank you to Ben Gabbe Photography for taking photos at our June 10 Yappy Hour. Attend the event and have your photo taken?  Download photos and order prints here

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.