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Join the Westport Arts Center for the 6th Westport Artists’ Collective Pop Up Exhibition on Thursday, March 3, from 6 – 8 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, March 5.

The festive Westport Artists’ Collective Pop Up shows typically draw crowds of over 300 people and are a lively celebration of local art. Guests can enjoy wine and a delicious variety of toasts and toppings (a tradition of the founding members, the “Toasters”), meet the artists, and purchase the showcased works of art.

The March 3rd Pop Up includes a diverse range of selected artists from the Westport Artists’ Collective including Jeanine Esposito, Susan Fehlinger, MaryEllen Hendricks, Jana Irejio, Michael Kozlowski, Arpad Krizsan, Liz Leggett, Toby Michaels, Nancy Moore, Susan Newbold, Melissa Newman, Guy Philips, Marlene Siff, Lee Walther, and Florence Zolan.

The fifteen artists who exhibited at the September 2015 Pop Up exhibition have selected the fifteen participating artists. In turn, the artists in this Pop Up will each select an artist to exhibit in the September 2016 Pop Up, creating an ongoing cycle of artists selecting artists.

Founding members of the Westport Artists’ Collective include Nina Bentley, Tammy Winser, Jahmane West, Duvian Montoya, Miggs Burroughs, and Helen Klisser During, Westport Arts Center’s Artistic Director Emeritus.

Westport Artists’ Collective member Eric Chiang stated, “Given the big pool of talented artists to select from and the recommendation of the fifteen talented artists whose works were exhibited in the previous show, the Collective Pop Up will always provide an exhibition of high quality and diversified artwork.”

The Collective has grown to include 150 members who have joined forces 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 the greater Fairfield County community.

Attendees of the La Voz de Tres jazz concert at the Westport Arts Center on Sunday, March 6 will have the last opportunity to view the Pop Up exhibition.

For more information on the Pop Up and other Westport Arts Center events, call 203/222-7070 or visit the Arts Center website at 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 also receives philanthropic support from 4th Row Films, the Aibel Foundation, the Arnhold Foundation, Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc., Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Borrowed – A Vintage Inspired Company, the Brant Foundation, CBP, Cannupa Foundation, the Carl Marks Foundation, Cohen and Wolf, P.C., the Connecticut Office of the Arts, EC Infosystems, Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, Fairfield County Bank, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Festivities, Gault, Energy, Geiger’s, GWAY Marketing Gymnasium, the Hall Art Foundation, KD & J Botanica, Land Rover Milford, Landtech, Lillian August, LLBH Private Wealth Management LLC, Madison/Mott, Main Street Resources/Green Village Initiative, Meadow Ridge, the Mitchell’s Family of Stores, Moffly Media, Newman’s Own Foundation, Riverside Management Group, Saugatuck Sweets, the Shack Sackler Foundation, the Sheffer Family Foundation, Sontag Advisory LLC, Stamford Tent, Steel Shed, Sun Hill Foundation, Thomas C. Hofstetter and Daniel Baron of The Saugatuck Group, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Westport Family Counseling, Westport Now, Westport Resources, Westport Special Education PTA, William J. Rosenbloom Charitable Trust, Xerox Foundation, WPKN, WSHU Public Radio Group, and Yellowtail.

 

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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