|Welcome! We are celebrating 62 Years of Serving the Arts Community|
The Washington Art Association--a not-for-profit organization run principally by volunteers-- was established in 1952 by a group of local artists who were seeking ways to nurture creative life in and around Litchfield County. Their goals were to promote greater understanding and appreciation of art, and to encourage and facilitate the study, creation, and exhibition of art.
The high caliber of exhibitions for which the Washington Art Association is known was established early on, with celebrated artists such as Alexander Calder, Andre Masson and Yves Tanguy participating in early shows.
Since its founding, the Washington Art Association has staged more than 450 exhibitions, which have showcased the work of both emerging and established artists from all over the world. Our exhibits attract more than 10,000 visitors per year, drawing people from both near and far.
We follow Region 12 school system for studio/gallery closings and class cancellations. Please check the Channel 3 WFSB website or the Region 12 website for up-to-date information.
Every Saturday in December is a TAX-FREE day at WAA!!
The State of Connecticut generously allows non-profit organizations five (5) tax-free days each year for fundraising purposes and we use ours during our annual Holid... click for more
|Art & Food: The Cookbook|
We're pleased to offer this cookbook in celebration of our 60th Anniversary!
Art feeds the soul. Food feeds the body. Art & Food, a new artbook/cookbook being published this spring by the Washington Art Association, bri... click for more
Now Open: Registration for Winter 2015 Classes!
We follow Region 12 school system for studio/gallery closings and class cancellations. Please check the Channel 3 WFSB website or the Region 12 website for up-to-date ... click for more
|Now Open: Holiday Gift Fair 2014!|
An extraordinary collection of handmade crafts will once again tempt shoppers at the Washington Art Association's annual Holiday Gift Fair, the premier source for an exceptional selection of distinctive pottery, jewelry, ornaments, knitted goods, soaps, hand-turned wood, and fused and blown glass, and much more. These marvelous, one-of-a-kind gifts have made the sale a holiday institution for more than half a century. A richly varied selection of work from more than 60 innovative artists and craftspeople will be on display in our galleries from Friday, Nov. 28th Wednesday, Dec. 24th.Among the new items available this year will be lazy susans made of slate, end-grain wooden breadboards, handmade soaps and therapeutic bath salts, eco-friendl... click for more
|Young Talent 2015|
These young, emerging artists are re-visioning the artistic process in surprising and ground-breaking ways. Come see the show and be inspired!
We welcome you to join us at the opening reception on Saturday, January 10 ... click for more