Pop in to a special fall Pop Up show by the Westport Artists Collective on Wednesday, November 15 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, November 18. The Pop Up can also be previewed during the day on November 15.

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 Fall 2017 Pop Up event.

Selected artists include Mercedes Arensberg, Elaine Clayton, Leonor Dao, Carlos Davila, Elizabeth DeVoll, Charles Douthat, Jen Greely, Yuko Ike, Lynn Knobel, Cynthia Mullins, Julie O’Connor, Jay Petrow, Mark Schiff, Ginny Waters, and Deborah Weiss.

Amanda Innes, Westport Arts Center’s Executive Director, stated, “The Pop Up shows are a great opportunity to meet local artists and to support the arts in our community. With most of the works for sale, it’s also a great time to consider giving art this holiday season.”

The Westport Artists Collective will also host an Artists Talk at the Westport Arts Center on Saturday, November 18 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.  There is now a waiting list to join the Collective, a testament to the burgeoning number of artists in our community.

For more information on the Pop Up or the Westport Artists Collective, contact the Westport Arts Center at 203/222-7070 or visit www.westportartscenter.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; Anthropologie & Co.; Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc.; Bernstein Private Wealth Management; Cohen and Wolf, P.C.; Critical Mix; Delamar Southport; Design Within Reach; Dragone Motor Cars; Fairfield County Bank; Fairfield County’s Community Foundation; Fairfield County Hunt Club; 4th Row Films; First County Bank Foundation; GWAY Print Solutions; Hal Prince Music; the Hall Art Foundation; The Hofstetter Baron Group; Hotel Zero Degrees; J.P. Morgan; Land Rover/Jaguar of Fairfield; Moffly Media; Newman’s Own Foundation; Northeast Tent; Random Acts; Rosenkranz Foundation; Serena & Lily; Shack Sackler Foundation; Sontag Advisory LLC; Steven Mancini Salon; Success Printing & Mailing; Teich Gardens; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Verde Energy USA, Inc.; Wells Fargo Advisors; Westport Now; Westport Resources, a division of United Capital; WPKN and WSHU Public Radio Group. The Westport Arts Center operates with the support of the 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.

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