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Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 5:00-8:00 PM

Sips & Sights (Pride event!)

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street

Come preview new shows before they open to the public! Our fall season kicks off with Material Needs 2022 and Project Spaces, featuring works by over a dozen regional artists on view. Plus, you'll see original works care of our friends at Safe Homes. Cosplay as a SoHo gallerista with a glass in hand!

Open to all. Free entry. Cash bar.

Friday, September 16, 2022, 6:00-9:00 PM

Public reception | Material Needs 2022 and Project Spaces

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street

Celebrate two new exhibitions opening in our galleries!

About Material Needs 2022:

Jennifer Davis Carey, Eric Cruze, Judith Doherty, Lisa Foster, Scarlett Hoey, Caitlyn Marsh, Kat O’Connor, Jessica Sadlier, and Robin Reynolds
The artists of this year’s Material Needs exhibition received awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 to create new work in Worcester County, art that is new to the region and to the artist’s practice. Projects supported by these anonymous grants this year include extruded ceramic sculptures, mixed media portraits of notable historical women of Worcester, enamel works inspired by African traditions, and more. Since they were first awarded in 2013, eighty-two artists have had their work advanced by these grants.


Project Spaces mini exhibitions:

Evan Charney, Woodcut and Wood Engraving: Craft and Art

John Slepian, Small Worlds

Amber Rose Tortorelli, Mani(a)c

Jill Watts, From my Yard

Mark Zieff, Ghosts of Seasons Past


Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM

Tour & Talk | Fathom: The Art of Kat O'Connor at WAM

the Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street

Join fellow ArtsWorcester members--both artists and supporters--for a private tour and artist talk at the Worcester Art Museum for Fathom: The Art of Kat O'Connor.

The tour and admission to the museum that day is free for registrants. Please register in advance online, as space is limited. A wait-list will be held.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 5:30 PM

ArtsWorcester Annual Celebration Honoring Chris Collins

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street

Join us for ArtsWorcester's 2022 Annual Celebration, featuring the presentation of the 40th ArtsWorcester Award. This year's award recipient is J. Christopher Collins, advocate and patron of the arts.

The award will be given at ArtsWorcester’s Annual Celebration, Wednesday, October 12, at 5:30 PM at the Printers Building, followed by a reception in Collins’ honor. This event is open to the public; please register in advance.

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 8:00-11:00 PM

Studio 44

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street

Dust off your platforms! This fall, we're bringing back Studio 44. Get down and dirty on the dance floor and knock back a cocktail (or three). Halloween weekend was made for a party, so we're bringing you a party for the ages!

Live performances by HipShot // East Gallery disco // cocktail lounge // gallery swing! // premium auction // costume contest

More details to come. See you there!

Friday, November 11, 2022, 6:00-9:00 PM

Public reception | Go Big: A Juried Members' Exhibition

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street

Celebrate the selected artists of Go Big, a juried exhibition of large-scale works.

Free and open to the public.