Letting go of summer can be difficult especially in New England. But, there is an incredible silver lining that comes with this annual change: the Fall. For most of us, Fall brings forth an array of exciting stimuli such as: the crisp autumn air, aromas of all things apple, spectacular leaf displays, the soaring cheers of football fans, and all kinds of pumpkin flavored treats. For Western Avenue artists, fall is also a very special time because we hold our annual Artoberfest!
Here’s what’s happening during Artoberfest this year…
Artists open up their studios and loftsto the public for two days ─ October 6th and 7th from 12-5 p.m.
Our historic mill buildings are the home of over 300 artists and have many corridors you can weave your way through – embark on your own art maze adventure.
Artist demonstrations will be held in a range of mediums so you can see how art is made.
Our artist designed pumpkin contest will once again delight visitors with the unusual and unexpected. In addition, you can vote for your favorite pumpkin and be entered in for a chance to win a gift certificate.
The Loading Dock Gallery will be hosting a New England Regional Juried Show with Annual Poetry Convergence ─ not to be missed.
The Onyx Roomwill be open for viewing if you are looking to rent a venue for an upcoming event.
Bring your family and friends ─ there is something for everyone to love!
Because our artists use a variety of mediums, there is bound to be something in our complex that will speak to every member of your family. Both admission and parking for this event are free. So, save the date for this awesome autumn celebration and join us for an artful experience your senses will surely not forget!
It’s that time of year again. Stores are awash with families preparing for the upcoming school year. Don’t forget to put Western Avenue Studios and Lofts on your shopping itinerary. Here are 11 ways you can leverage our next Open Studios event on September 1st (Noon – 5 p.m.) to enhance your Back to School experience:
Spruce up this year’s wardrobe with a new wearable handmade piece.
Find colorful artwork for dorm rooms, homes, offices, or apartments.
Treat a favorite teacher or coworker to something unique.
Get inspired – see over 50,000 works of art in our complex and attend the Loading Dock Gallery’s Of Earth and Air show (4 – 6 p.m.).
Learn some tips and tricks by watching demonstrations or chatting with a fun mix of friendly creative people.
Find a photographer to capture your special family moments.
Have a favorite book that’s falling apart rebound.
Check out the Onyx Room if you are looking to rent a venue for an upcoming event.
Freshen up every bedroom with a cozy quilt.
Enhance family meal prep with a handcrafted cutting board from one of our talented woodworkers.
Tell us how you heard about us on an Orange Survey Card and you will be entered in for a chance to win a gift certificate.
These are just a few reasons for attending our September event. However, don’t take our word for it. Come and check it out for yourself! Admission and parking for this event are free. Navigation Brewery will be open and Chicks and Dogs food truck will be on site that day.
On the first Saturday of every month, Western Avenue Studios & Western Avenue Lofts artists open their doors to the public so that you can come browse their latest works. Come take a peek inside their work spaces and learn more about our artists.
We will be open on Saturday, mAY 6th, 2017, from 12-5PM.
Our artists always have new work to show, and new artists are opening, some of them for the first time. This is a great place for browsing art, chatting with the artists, and purchasing unique gifts for all.
Gift certificates available too!
This is a free event. Free parking available right next to our building.There will also be a new show in the Loading Dock Gallery with a reception from 5-7pm.