Artists: Join us for Art in August 2019

Artists: Give Your Art Some Public Exposure!

For more than 20 years the Winchester Artists’ Network (WAN) has been working with Winchester businesses during the quiet doldrums of August to turn our beautiful, uniquely walkable downtown into a vibrant artist colony, showcasing local artists and businesses. During the entire month artwork is displayed in many shop windows while fluttering pink, yellow, and orange streamers announce “Art Here; come in, there’s more to see.” Thursday evenings are enlivened by artist led tours of the window displays, “meet the artists” receptions, and other events like scavenger hunts.

Would You Like to Participate?

Participation is open to artists who live, work, or make art in Winchester. WAN will pair participating artists with downtown businesses to display artwork for the month of August. Artists need not be present during August to participate. We can help you make arrangements to have your work placed in a window or elsewhere in a downtown business. We work hard to match artists with businesses so unless you have a year-round arrangement with a particular merchant your location will be at the discretion of the committee.

Mini Receptions will be held on Thursday evenings for exhibiting artists that request one on their commitment form. These will provide the public an opportunity to meet the artists and for the artists to display and sell additional works. Receptions will be limited in number and available on a strict "first come- first served" basis. Artists are expected to pick up a substantial share of the responsibility by providing food and drink at the receptions.

To sign up, submit the artist commitment form and mail in your checks, payable to Winchester Cultural Council, to

Winchester Cultural Council
71 Mt. Vernon Street
Winchester MA 01890

For more information contact Bob Hesse at or at 781-729-5013.

Deadline for the commitment form and payment is July 1, 2019.

We Need Your Help at Art in the Park

On Sat, Aug 17, 2019, Artists, Artisans and Volunteers will join forces at the Winchester Farmers’ Market to provide an exciting offering of display, demonstration, and hands on art making for the entire family.

More information about this year's Art in the Park will be available on this Art in August website as the date approaches.

To learn more or to sign up contact: Sue Clark at