Artists: Join us for Art in August 2024

Give Your Art Some Public Exposure!

For over 20 years, Winchester has celebrated a unique summer festival that transformed our beautiful, uniquely walkable downtown into a vibrant artist colony. In 2024, the festival is back once more! Come and join us in the celebration.

During the entire month of August artwork is displayed in many shop windows while fluttering pink, yellow, and orange streamers announce, “Art Here; come in there’s more to see.”  Thursday evenings are enlivened by “meet the artists” receptions and other events such as scavenger hunts.

Would You Like to Participate?

Participation is open to all artists who live, work, or make art in Winchester.  The Art in August Committee will pair participating artists with downtown businesses to display their artwork for the month. Artists need not be present to participate, but do need to be able to deliver their art and discuss placement with the committee. We work hard to match artists with businesses, so unless you have a year-round arrangement with a particular merchant your location will be at the discretion of the committee.

Together with the artwork, artists supply a brief biography which can include contact information and a website (with QR code) for additional opportunities to connect with interested members of the public.

Artist Receptions will be held on Thursday evenings for exhibiting artists that request one on their sign-up form. These give the public an opportunity to meet the artists and for the artists to display and sell additional works. Receptions will be limited in number and available on a "first come-first served" basis. Artists are expected to provide food and drink at the receptions.

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To sign up, just submit the artist commitment form. Thanks to support from the town of Winchester, no payment is required for Art in August.

Deadline for registration is July 1, 2024.

We Need Your Help at Art in the Park

On Sat, August 17, Artists, Artisans and Volunteers will join forces at the Winchester Farmers’ Market to provide an exciting day of display, demonstration, and hands-on art making for all. We welcome you to join us to share your art, meet people, and, if you wish, to offer your art for sale. Please indicate your interest on the Art in August sign-up form or send us an email.