As raw space was transformed in October 1980, the first ten artists of the newly developed Artists West Association presented their work to the public during Art Week in Waltham, Massachusetts. After a year of searching for effective working space and community, the second floor of a historic mill building beside the Charles River was given new direction and purpose. Where once workers and machines processed textiles from raw materials, sculptors, fiber artists, painters, printmakers and photographers found space and time to create works of art.

Today, the fifteen studios of Artists West Association continue to be a place for possibilities. Surrounded and part of the artists of the Waltham Mills Artists Association, AWA is a community-- a diverse, creative hive, where long stretches of solitude and focus encounter bursts of inspiration and lively exchange. A sanctuary, with good light and great vibes. The space itself is a historic medium which supports our dreams, our work, and the productive continuum of making in this place.

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July 26, 2015

More in August...

Pop Up : Franklin Park Art Grove!

When: Saturday, August 8th-Sunday, August 9th 2015

Where: Franklin Park Wilderness Picnic Grove 

Location: Valley Gates Parking Lot Entrance (Circuit Drive & Glen Lane)

Time: 11am-6pm

Artists include AWA's very own Barbara Zeles


August: coming soon!

AWA member Dina Shaposhnikova has work in the upcoming show, New New England on view July 30th through August 29th at Gallery 263.  Come to the reception July 31st from 7-9!  

July 18, 2015

July happenings

AWA member, Tanya Harsch has work in this year's annual juried exhibit at the Cape Cod Art Association, The National, opening July 16th.  She will also be participating in the First Annual Figure Painting Competition hosted by Boston's Academy of Realist Art and taking place the last week of July.  Click here for more information about public viewing hours and reception.

Annual Open Studios

Annual Open Studios
First weekend of November every year!