This week for #508Fridays, we are talking about ArtsWorcester. With their new(ish) gallery on Portland Street in Worcester, ArtsWorcester engages artists and the public to advance and celebrate contemporary art. They produce solo, small group, and member exhibitions and work with regional museums to offer artists opportunities.
ArtsWorcester has two exhibits opening on December 3, 2020, that will be viewable in-person or online. In the West Gallery, celebrate the artists who nurture the next generation of creatives in our city in State of Being: Works by Worcester Public Schools Visual Arts Faculty. Cross the corridor into the East Gallery and immerse yourself in the provocative and whimsical Along the Wrack Line, a solo show featuring new works by Present Tense Prize winner Rebecca McGee Tuck.
While poetry is our passion at the WCPA Worcester is filled with many wonderful arts organizations. This week we are starting a new Friday series called #508Fridays. We’ll be sharing info about other small and mid-size arts groups who call the 508 area code home.
For our first post in the series, we’re staying ridiculously close to home and featuring the Solos: artists on a mission gallery show at the Sprinkler Factory. In 2017 the WCPA moved our offices into a studio at the Sprinkler Factory. The Sprinkler Factory had an ambitious exhibit schedule for 2020 that was knocked aside by COVID-19. They regrouped and have opened this limited admission, socially distanced, safety precaution heavy, free show.
You can view the work of 29 artists by reserving a free time slot via this EventBrite link. The exhibit is open on Saturdays through December 5, 2020, and slots are available on November 21, November 28, and December 5.