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Grab your friends and pop in to the Westport Arts Center for a Pop Up exhibition by their Westport Artists Collective on Thursday, August 25 from 6 p.m. –  8 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will be on view through Saturday, August 27.

The festive Pop Up shows typically draw crowds of over 300 people and are a lively celebration of creativity and originality. Guests can enjoy wine and a delicious variety of appetizers, meet the artists, and purchase the showcased works of art.

With all proceeds going directly to the artists, the event is a great opportunity to support the arts on a local level.

The exhibition includes a diverse range of sixteen artists from the Westport Artists Collective, selected by the artists showcased at the Spring 2016 Pop Up exhibition.

Selected artists include Sue Benton, Sandra Blackburn, Michael Brennecke, Lucienne Buckner, Bevi Bulwinkle, Joy Bush, Kat Evans, Scott Glaser, Holly Hawthorn, Amy Kaplan, Karen Kent, Judith Lambertson, Dan Long, Connie Manna, Bronislava Slagle, and Alex Zenger.

“The Collective is one of our most important community collaborations – we value the creativity, energy and talent they bring to the Arts Center,” said Amanda Innes, the Westport Arts Center’s Executive Director.

The Westport Artists Collective has quickly grown to include 150 members who come together monthly to discuss, create, and develop dynamic art experiences.  It serves as a base for Westport Arts Center’s artists, bringing exciting Pop Up shows and other unique art events to the Arts Center and Fairfield County. There is a now waiting list to join the Collective, a testament to the quantity and quality of local artists in our community.

The original founders of the Collective were recently honored by the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County with a 2016 ACE (Arts & Culture Empowerment) award in the Artist Category. Founders include Nina Bentley, Miggs Burroughs, Helen Klisser During, Duvian Montoya, Jahmane West and Tammy Winser.

For more information on the Pop Up or the Westport Artists Collective, contact the Westport Arts Center at 203/222-7070 or visit the Arts Center website at

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 and Jazz music.

The Westport Arts Center also receives philanthropic support from the Katherine and Howard Aibel Foundation; Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc.; AB Bernstein; the Brant Foundation; CBP; Cohen and Wolf, P.C.; Connecticut Cigar Company; Connecticut Office of the Arts; Disney Worldwide Services, Inc.; DanceSport; Dragone Motor Cars; Fairfield County Bank; Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP; Fleishers Craft Butchery; 4th Row Films; Geigers Home and Garden; GWAY Marketing Gymnasium; Hal Prince Music; the Hall Art Foundation; J.P. Morgan; Land Rover Milford; Lillian August; the Mitchell’s Family of Stores; Moffly Media; Newman’s Own Foundation; Rosenkranz Foundation; Saugatuck Wine & Grape; Shack Sackler Foundation; Sontag Advisory LLC; Stamford Tent; Sun Hill Foundation; Verde Energy USA, Inc.; Vespa Restaurant; Wells Fargo Advisors; Westport Family Counseling; Westport Now; William J. Rosenbloom Charitable Trust; Xerox Foundation; WPKN; and WSHU Public Radio Group.

For more information, contact the Westport Arts Center at (203) 222-7070 or   The Westport Arts Center gallery is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.



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