Upcoming Events


Public events are currently on hold for now as we examine how to proceed in a strange, new world. Keep an eye out for upcoming virtual receptions, members’ events, programming, plus in-person exhibition viewing here!


ArtsWorcester Main Galleries at 44 Portland Street are open Thursdays through Sundays, 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Learn more and plan your visit here.


August 14 through September 27 /// Beyond the Paint
ArtsWorcester presents Beyond the Paint, in partnership with the leadership and artists of Worcester’s Black Lives Matter mural. Curated by Em Quiles, this exhibition features seventeen local artists, each one key to the mural’s success. Beyond the Paint will be on view from August 14 through September 13, 2020 in the North Corridor at 44 Portland Street. Learn more here.


September 10 through November 8 /// The Eighth Annual One: A Members’ Exhibition
The largest and most varied exhibition ArtsWorcester produces each year, the “One” represents the work that each artist most wishes to show, regardless of medium or theme.


December 3, 2020 through January 31, 2021 /// State of Being: Works by Worcester Public Schools Visual Arts Faculty
Part of ArtsWorcester’s partnership with the Worcester Public Schools, State of Being showcases the diverse studio practices of the artists who also teach this city’s students.


December 3, 2020 through January 31, 2021 /// Present Tense Prize Winner | Rebecca McGee-Tuck: Along the Wrack Line
Rebecca McGee Tuck weaves a sculptural narrative using sea debris she collects along the Massachusetts shoreline. The Present Tense Prize, awarding a solo exhibition and a $1,000 award, recognizes an artist whose work exemplifies new practices, artistic risk-taking, and excellence in execution. We thank the individuals who generously support the Present Tense Prize.


December 11, 2020 /// Submission deadline, the Seventeenth Annual ArtsWorcester College Show
The Seventeenth Annual College Show is a juried, online exhibition open to Worcester-area college students in any major. This year’s juror is Aprile Gallant, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Smith College Museum of Art. Cash prizes will be awarded and announced when the exhibition goes on view. Learn more and submit up to three pieces here.