Welcome! We are celebrating 60 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.
During inclement weather, we follow Region 12 school system for closings and delays. Click here for Region 12 listings. Delay and closing listings can also be found here on the Channel 3 website.
Registration for Winter 2014 Classes is now open!
Whether you wish to explore a new discipline, become more adept with a particular medium, or take an already substantial creative trajectory to the next level, the Art ... click for more
|Holiday in the Depot|
Due to our non-profit status, we are offering a tax-free evening during Holiday in the Depot. Shop local and support "home-grown" artists by purchasing their works that are featured at our annual Holiday Gift Fair. Als... click for more
|Now: Holiday Gift Fair|
The Washington Art Association has been hosting its Holiday Sale for over 43 years. A blend of work from local fine artists and innovative craftspeople has graced our galleries with a wide variety of distinctive gifts. Available for purchase will be a wide range of merchandise such as ceramics, pottery, and porcelain; glassware; jewelry; hand-knitted scarves, shawls, and hats; wood crafts; and children's items. Home decorative items include kitchen ware, childrens' toys, ornaments, seasonal decorations, hand-made cards, candles, stationary and much more.We have something for everyone on your holiday list! Plan to visit our Holiday Gift sale and support local artists, artisans, and crafts people.Please click on any of the images below to ... click for more
Due to WAA's non-profit status, we are able to offer tax-free Saturdays during our Holiday Gift Fair. Our Annual Holiday Gift Fair is stocked with items from local artists, crafts people, and vendors. Shop local and su... click for more