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Westport Artists Collective Pop Up Show at WAC, Sept. 6

Westport, CT - Pop into a special fall Pop Up show by the Westport Artists Collective on Wednesday, September 6 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, September 9. The Pop Up can also be previewed during the day on September 6.

The Westport Artists Collective Pop Up shows are a reflection of Westport’s creative heritage and are wildly popular events.  The Arts Center gives over 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 Winter 2017 Pop Up event.

Selected artists include Howland Blackiston, Kevin Dailey, Jane Fleischner, Mark Gravino, Kathy Gray, Veronica Hofstetter, Emily Laux, Julie Leff, Sandra Meagher, Susan Murray, Donna Osterby-Brien, Lynn Popat, Renee Santhouse, Noah Steinman and Jane Swergold.   

Amanda Innes, Westport Arts Center’s Executive Director, stated, “We always look forward to our September Collective Pop Up show, and warmly welcome our community of artists, collectors, supporters and friends back from the summer holiday.  This is such a great way to usher in a new arts season, celebrating the talent that surrounds us in Westport!  It’s a great opportunity for both beginning and experienced collectors to explore new artists, acquire new pieces, and to meet local artists.”

The Westport Artists Collective will also host an Artists Talk at the Westport Arts Center on Saturday, September 9 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 a now 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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