The scenic little town of Westport, Massachusetts still has a colonial feel, with its clapboard houses and coastal vibe. Yet, beneath its cozy exterior lies a dynamic and contemporary art gallery collective. Don’t let the small town sensibility fool you, PotatoMike has found a little goldmine here.
Fried Glass Studios
37 Old Stone Church Rd, Little Compton, RI 02837, USA/ 1 401-635-4044/ friedglassstudios.com
Graceful, magical, delicate, enigmatic among all art forms, glass sculpting requires masterful skill and perfect timing. Ian Silvia possesses both, in addition to a glorious sense of color and design and superb draftsmanship in a three dimensional form. To watch a glass blower working with molten glass in a furnace with temperatures around 2000 degrees, it can be difficult to imagine how it is possible to control the shape and design of the piece. Silvia's figurative glass sculptures add yet another dimension to the process by demanding exacting forms and drawing.
169 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA/ 1 508-992-2675/ galleryx.org/
Located in New Bedford's historic downtown, Gallery X is an artist owned and operated community art center. Gallery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is open to the public free of charge. Gallery X occupies the former Universalist Church at 169 William Street, just blocks from the Whaling Museum, National Whaling Historical Park and the city's blossoming entrepreneurial business district. Our 150-seat facility hosts local and national visual and performing artists, musicians and writers.
TL6 The Gallery
100 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA/ 1 508-992-8100/
Monday - Saturday, 11 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 12 AM - 4 PM
TL6 The Gallery offers custom affordable art and unique gifts by over 20 local artists. Pottery, glass, clothing, photos, prints, paintings, cards, custom jewelry and more! We also carry fine retail lines such as Maruca handbags, Jenness Farms goat's milk soaps, and Glass Eye Studio.
Artworks! Community Art Center
608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740/ 1 508-984-1588/ artworksforyou.org
Tuesday - Saturday 12 AM - 5 PM
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! is dedicated to engaging a diverse audience in relevant exhibitions, exemplary education and creative experiences as a vital innovative center for the arts.