The Winchester Cultural Council and Winchester Artists’ Network Present Art in August 2018

Art in AugustArt in August is here! Once again, local artists and downtown businesses, with the cooperation of the Winchester Artists’ Network and the Winchester Cultural Council, transform Winchester’s beautiful town center into a veritable artists’ colony. In 2018, the 19th 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 29 downtown businesses. Now available:

Art in August begins on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 with a gala opening reception at the Griffin Museum of Photography at 67 Shore Road from 7:00–8:30 pm. The reception is generously sponsored by Winchester Savings Bank. Then, throughout the month there will be artist receptions on Thursday nights.

Art in the ParkThe event will also include Art in the Park, a morning’s celebration of hands-on art for all ages held on Saturday, August 18 on the Town Common in association with the Farmers’ Market. There will be easel painting, a clay table, fabric collage, and more. Stay tuned! More details will be available shortly.

Many towns host weekend open studios or street fairs. Winchester is remarkable in transforming the entire downtown into an arts destination for a whole month. Who needs to drive for hours? Take this opportunity to abandon the mall, abandon the car, and get to know Winchester’s uniquely beautiful and walkable Downtown. View and visit unusual local businesses richly embellished with art; meet and get to know the accommodating and friendly folks who staff them. You’ll be glad you did.

All events are free of charge to the public.


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 2018

Art Displays symbol = Art Displays Receptions symbol = Receptions

Big week for the arts! Artist receptions, seminar

Submitted by Council Chair on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:59
The final week of Art in August artist receptions on Thursday, August 22 features four "meet the artist" receptions from 6 to 8 pm and a "Community Creators" session with three artists at the Jenks Center from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Come to learn more about the artists, ask questions about their work, and see more of what they have to offer!

Artist receptions! Meet Dan Brenton, Pat Denn, Jan Powell, and Wendy Jo New

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 08:45
Three "meet the artist" receptions take place on Thursday, August 15 from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Bespoke of Winchester, 25 Thompson St., The Hive of Winchester, 553 Main St., and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate, 39 Church St. These receptions, part of of Art in August 2019, are where you can learn more about the artists, ask questions about their work, and see more of what they have to offer.

Meet artists Denise Konicek, Betty Stone, Martina Werner, and Kiyomi Yatsuhashi

Submitted by Council Chair on Mon, 08/05/2019 - 13:26
The first two "meet the artist" receptions of Art in August 2019 take place on Thursday, August 8 from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Waterfield Sotheby’s International Realty, 48 Mt. Vernon Street, and Sweet Surprize, 23 Thompson Street. These receptions are where you can learn more about the artists, ask questions about their work, and see more of what they have to offer.

Winchester's Biggest (and last) Night of Artist Receptions

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 08/22/2018 - 20:20
Downtown Winchester will be sparking on the evening of Thursday, August 23, when there will be meet-the-artist receptions at four separate businesses. Come to ClarkCare to see Muriel Crum; to Edward Jones to meet ceramic artist Petra Riemans-Rinsma; to Pairings to meet photographer Robert Hesse, jewelry maker Wendy Jo New, and fused glass artist Debbie Taylor-Smith; and to The Book and Board to speak with painter Lynn Ricci and photographer Dafna Leonard.