Saturday and Sunday
August 10th and 11th, 2013
10 am - 5pm
The information and artists listed are from 2012. New information will be posted shortly.
Now in our fifth year, this open studio event — organized by Dartmouth and Westport artists — highlights educating visitors one-on-one in studio environments with demonstrations of diverse and unique talents in some very unusual and dramatic studio settings, spotted among the area’s villages, lovely farm land and sea coast. And as special feature this year visitors will have the opportunity to view the works of guest artists at several of the studios.
Fabulous Fins. Following last year’s enthusiastically received reception of our Striped Bass, this year our artists will apply their unique talents to new, colorful and imaginative depictions of the yellow fin tuna, another species also know to our area.
Art Drive artists have been invited to create their own unique version, all of which will be displayed along the Art Drive routes and then sold on eBay via our website. Fabulous Fins auction will run from Saturday, August 4 through Tuesday, August 14. The locations of individual fish will be indicated on our website along with bidding details. During the tour, all fish will be at the artists’ studios.
Before the Fabulous Fins go on display at their various locations you’ll be able to view them collectively Friday, July 6th at the Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery during their summer concert series. See www.westportrivers.com for details. And on Sunday, July 8th join our Fins and some of the artists for a fun selection of sea stories by Norah Dooley (NorahDooley.com) at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery from 5 to 7. See www.dedeeshattuckgallery.com for more information.
Again this year we’ll be showcasing the work of the very talented high school students from both Dartmouth and Westport which this year will include students from Bishop Stang High School of Dartmouth. Our Rising Stars show is located at South Wharf Yacht Yard.
Each year we ask each participating artist to individually donate 5 to 10% of proceeds from sales to the Lloyd Center for the Environment — a way to support an organization dedicated to educating people about their natural local environment, an inspiration to many of the artists who work and live in the area.
And thanks to all our sponsors listed elsewhere on this brochure for all their assistance and continuing support.
Please check the-Art-Drive.com for more samples of participants’ work. Enjoy the art, the artists and the area, and afterwards, please revisit the website and let us know your thoughts. Thanks.
The Open Studio Tour Through the Coastal Villages
of Dartmouth and Westport