The Art Drive

Welcome to the ART DRIVE

Saturday and Sunday
August 6th and 7th, 2016
10 am - 5pm


Now in our ninth 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. 

Art Drive artists and friends have been invited to create their own unique version of the bluefish, all of which will be displayed for two weeks at various sponsor locations  and then sold on eBay via our website. The Blue Fish auction will run from Friday, July 29 through Monday, August 8. The locations of individual fish will be indicated on our website along with bidding details

Please check 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 for your interest.   

The Blues are Back. Following the past six years of enthusiastically received large-scale artistic renditions of the Bodacious Bonito, Flippin Flounder, Classic Cod, Yellow Fin Tuna, Striped Bass and Blue Fish, this year, “The Blues are Back” as the Art Drive artists have chosen to return to the blue fish, the species chosen by the artists in the first year the Art Drive created fish. 

Here’s Where to See Them: 

June 1st - June 29th  A school of Blues will be on display in the Rhode Island Botanic Center in Roger Williams Park.  The Botanic Center is one of Providence’s hidden gems with over 12,000 square feet of gardens, including New England’s largest indoor garden space. The Botanic Center is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11-4.   

Saturday, June 4th, 10 am to 3 pm
River Day Festival at the Head of Westport Landing Celebrating the Westport River 

Friday, July 8th, 6 pm
The Lloyd Center for the Environment CLAMBAKE XXXI - Celebrating Science and Education! Damerest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth

Saturday, July 9th, 5 pm to 7 pm
Dedee Shattuck Gallery Opening, 1 Partners Lane, Westport, MA

Friday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd, 11am to 6 pm
Buzzards Bay Brewery, 98 Horseneck Road, Westport

Sunday July 24th, 11am to 6 pm
Partners Village Store
865 Main Road, Westport

Saturday, July 30th, 9 am to 4 pm
Padanaram Day Bridge and Elm Streets, Padanaram Village
Visit Padanaram Facebook page for more details.

Monday, July 25th to Friday, August 5th
Art Drive sponsor and supporter locations.

During the tour the fish will be on display at each individual artists studio. Those done by invited guest artists will be hosted by a participating artist at their studio. Please check our website for locations.

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 education of our natural local environment and an inspiration to many of the artists who work and live in the area.

The Open Studio Tour through the Coastal Villages
of Dartmouth and Westport

  • photograph by Ray Genereux
  • Sarah Daughn Painting