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

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.

Meet Five Artists at Three Venues on Thursday, Aug. 16

Submitted by Council Chair on Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:44
On Thursday, Aug.16 from 6 to 8 p.m., receptions hosted by three Winchester businesses will feature artists Christa Bennett, Dan Brenton, Denise Konicek, Betty Stone, and Kiyomi Yatsuhashi. It's a great opportunity to meet the artists, admire their creations, and discover more about how and why they create their work.