Art in August 2019: The 20th Anniversary Year

Art in AugustArt in August is here! Every August for the past twenty years, Winchester businesses and artists have collaborated to turn the downtown area into an arts colony. In 2019, the 20th year of this unusual event, 28 professional artists and a large number of high school students have works on show during the entire month in the windows and inside of 24 downtown businesses. Now available:

Art in August begins on Thursday, August 1, 2019 with a gala opening reception at the Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, from 7:00–8:30 pm. The reception is generously sponsored by Winchester Savings Bank, La Patisserie Bakery and Cafe, the Griffin Museum of Photography. Throughout the month there will be artist receptions on Thursday nights.

Residents enjoy spending time downtown to view the art exhibits, artists get some welcome exposure, and businesses support their community—and often get to meet some very interesting artists.

The event will also include Art in the Park, a morning’s celebration of hands-on art for all ages held on Saturday, August 17 on the Town Common in association with the Farmers’ Market. There will be easel painting, a clay table, fabric collage, and more.

Art in August is sponsored by the Winchester Cultural Council and the Winchester Artists Network (WAN).

All events are free of charge to the public.

For More Information

Read about Art in August 2018.

Click to see a video about Art in the Park, part of Art in August 2017.

Note also that artists from the Winchester Artists' Network sell their creations all summer at the Winchester Farmers Market on the town common.

Art in August Exhibitor Map

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Art in August Receptions

Note that in conjunction with the Winchester Artist’s Network & Art in August, the Jenks Center (109 Skillings Rd) will host local artists on two nights for presentations and exhibits. Come learn about their process, see a sampling of their work and get a glimpse into their inspiration! On August 15, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., artists are quilter Denise Konicek, face and body paint artist Shelby Meyerhoff, and painter Susan Vrotsos. On August 22, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., artists are jewelry designer and goldsmith Wendy Jo New, painter Lucia Rubini, and shibori and textile artist Kiyomi Yatsuhashi.
Thursday August 8, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Waterfield Sotheby’s International Realty

48 Mt. Vernon Street
Betty Stone, Denise Konicek, Kiyomi Yatsuhashi

Sweet Surprize

23 Thompson Street
Martina Werner
Thursday August 15, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Bespoke of Winchester

25 Thompson Street
Dan Brenton

The Hive of Winchester

553 Main Street
Pat Denn

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate

39 Church Street
Jan Powell, Wendy Jo New, Metal Designs
Thursday August 22, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Studio on the Common

22 Church Street
Alex Sarra, Carolyn Latanision, NWA


533 Main Street
Muriel Crum, Peter Franchi

Pairings Wine and Food

600 Main Street
Robert Hesse, Debbie Taylor-Smith

The Book and Board

626 Main Street
Bridget Orsi