The Art Drive

Welcome to the ART DRIVE

Saturday and Sunday
August 8th and 9th, 2015
10 am - 5pm

Details about this year's event will be posted soon.


About our 2014 event:

Now in its seventh year, this open studio event organized by Dartmouth and Westport artists of diverse and unique talents emphasizes  educating visitors in home studio environments in some very unusual and dramatic settings, spotted among the area’s villages, lovely farm land and sea coast. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the works of a guest artists at several of the studios.

Art Drive artists and invited other talented artists have created their own unique rendition of the winter flounder, all of which will be individually displayed for two weeks prior to the Art Drive at various sponsor and other locations, and offered for sale on eBay via our website Saturday, August 2 through Monday, August 11. 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 Flippin Flounder. Following the past four years of enthusiastically received large-scale artistic renditions of the Classic Cod, Yellow Fin Tuna, Striped Bass and Blue Fish, this year our artists will apply their unique talents to new, colorful and imaginative depictions of the Winter Flounder, another species well-known to our area and New England. 

Here’s Where to See Them: 

They will also be on view all together Friday, July 18th at the Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery during their summer Sunset Music Series concert with Red Eye Flight Band. Come by and enjoy the beautiful and fine local wine. See for details and for weather cancellations.

During the tour the fish will be displayed at each individual artists studios. 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

  • Amy Thurber Ceramics
  • Beverly Carter Ceramics