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Welcome! We are celebrating 63 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.



Special Event!  The Art of Food Exhibition at The Loft Gallery
Special Event! The Art of Food Exhibition at The Loft Gallery
Announcing an encore presentation of the Art & Food exhibition!

We are delighted to partner with the loft gallery @ The Smithy for this charming and eclectic exhibition of works featuring food and cooking as the subject
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Community Day 2015
Community Day 2015
We're excited to participate again this year in the Annual Community Day on Saturday, June 6 from 10am - 3pm! Once again, the events will be held on the Town Hall front lawn as well as the sidewalks in town.

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Summer Solstice 2015
Summer Solstice 2015
Once again, we are busily making plans for THE Social Event of the Season – SUMMER SOLSTICE 2015, which is scheduled for Saturday June 20, 2015, starting at 6pm.

We are happy to have some of the finest restaurants in th
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Singular Perspective
Singular Perspective
The Washington Art Association presents "Singular Perspective" with works by Kevin Dunn, Peter Kirkiles and Mounira Stott. The exhibition will open with an artists' reception on Saturday, May 16, from 4 - 6 pm. The three artists’ “singular perspective” is defined in their works, they reveal a unique way for the viewer to experience common buildings, spaces and objects. Kevin Dunn believes that there is an intimate relationship between illusion, the artist, and reality. His richly painted works are intended to act as a medium between virtual space and the real world. This results in paintings of softly molded spaces that lure the viewer and create a sense of familiarity.Peter Kirkiles elevates objects of utility, celebrating the beauty and... click for more

8th Annual Atelier Sale
8th Annual Atelier Sale
A once-a-year opportunity to add to your art collection! This sale showcases affordable, original works of art by our well-known member-artists.

A variety of mediums and styles! Painting, landscapes, still lifes, pho
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Art & Food: The Cookbook
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
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