The Art Drive

Welcome to the ART DRIVE

Saturday and Sunday
August 10th and 11th, 2013
10 am - 5pm

Now in its sixth 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 cod fish, 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 3 through Monday, August 12. 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 Classic Cod. Following the past three years of enthusiastically received large-scale artistic renditions of 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 Atlantic Cod, 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, August 2nd at the Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery during their summer Sunset Music Series concert that evening featuring  local favorite musician Putnam Murdock. See for details and for weather cancellations. And, they will continue to be on exhibit there Saturday, August 3.

Over the Art Drive weekend, all the fish will be at The Dartmouth Historical and Art Society, 1205 Russells Mills Road in Dartmouth. This former 1871 schoolhouse is presently being renovated to promote exhibitions, including those of art and history and present programs in the visual and performing arts. This will be a focal point for visitors to see "our school of fish" and this local landmark. Brochures for the Art Drive will be avaialble as well as information about the DHAS,

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