Welcome to the ART DRIVE
Saturday and Sunday
August 12 and 13, 2017
10 am - 5pm
Now in our tenth year, this open studio event organized by Dartmouth and Westport artists of diverse and unique talents emphasizes educating visitors in some very unusual and dramatic studio settings, spotted among the area’s villages, lovely farm land and sea coast.
Please check the artist links on this site 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. Thank you for your interest.
On August 12-13, 2017 the Art Drive will hold its 10th annual open studio tour, with 30 Dartmouth and Westport artists opening their studios to the public.
Some of the area’s premier painters, ceramic artists, photographers, jewelers, fiber artists, woodworkers, metal artists, and more participate in this annual event. The Art Drive, a juried studio tour, showcases creative and professional works by participating artists. In its tenth year, participating members endeavor to improve and enhance the quality and diversity offered by participating artists. the Art Drive is intended to be a unique opportunity to visit working artists in their unusual and dramatic studio settings and uniquely emphasizes a consistently high level of professionalism and quality.
Art lovers and collectors alike will enjoy a great day trip (or weekend escape) while touring the historic Southcoast towns of Dartmouth and Westport. With only 15 miles separating the studios, visitors will enjoy a scenic drive through this picturesque area with ample time for a picnic lunch at the beach or dinner at one of the many area restaurants.
The Art Drive artists individually donate a percentage of their sales from the weekend to the Lloyd Center for the Environment, a non-profit organization that provides educational programs on aquatic environments and supports scenic, public walking trails through 82 acres of estuaries and salt marshes in South Dartmouth, MA.
What happened to the “Blues are Back” fish?
Historically, the Art Drive artists created large, colorful depictions of popular species of fish. This year, the Art Drive artists will instead be creating one-of-a-kind panels, in any style of their choosing.
Schedule of Art Drive, Pop-up Preview Sale, and Other Events
Saturday, August 5 – Pop-up Preview sale at Partners’ in Westport.
Wednesday, August 9 – Artists’ panels will be sold at the 10th Anniversary Party at Farm & Coast Market in South Dartmouth, MA (farmandcoastmarket.com)
August 11 – The EBay auction for the Art Drive panels ends!
August 12-13 – The Art Drive open studio tour!
The Open Studio Tour through the Coastal Villages
of Dartmouth and Westport