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

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August 25: Artist Receptions cancelled

Submitted by Council Chair on Tue, 08/23/2022 - 16:55

Due to unexpected circumstances, the final two artist receptions for Art in August 2022 have unfortunately been cancelled. The art from 24 artists remains on display at 20 locations throughout Winchester. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the artwork and read about the artists! The artist biographies posted at the exhibits generally include contact information, and the Winchester Cultural Council artist directory lists the Art in August artists and more.


Big Night for the Arts, Aug. 18: FIVE artist receptions!

Submitted by Council Chair on Thu, 08/11/2022 - 20:05

On Thursday, August 18, Winchester residents have a special opportunity to see and meet local artists. Meet-the-artist receptions will take place at five locations around town, featuring seven different artists: fabric artists Sue Clark, Denise Konicek and Kiyomi Yatsuhashi; jewelry maker Wendy Jo New, painter and jewelry maker Teri Coté, and painters Michiko Katsumi and Lucia Rubini. All receptions are from 6–8 p.m.

These artist receptions, part of Art in August 2022, are where you can learn more about the artists, ask about their work see more of what they have to offer. Refreshments will be served. Come and have a cultural evening downtown!

Artist reception: Meet Beck Fischbach!

Submitted by Council Chair on Mon, 08/08/2022 - 15:14

Come out and see some art in Winchester—and meet the artist—on Thursday, August 11 from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Comellas Winchester, 529 Main Street. These artist receptions, part of of Art in August 2022, are where you can learn more about the artists, ask about their work see more of what they have to offer. Refreshments will be served.

Art in August 2022 Gala Reception

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 07/20/2022 - 20:52

All are invited to the gala reception to inaugurate Winchester's 20th annual Art in August festival, held at the Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, on Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 7–8:30 p.m.

All are invited, free admission.Wine and light appetizers will be served.

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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!