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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June 27, 2016

Art beyond the studio

AWA's Rosemary Broton Boyle has introduced a line of artwork-based scarves. They can be found here.

June 22, 2016

Fiber arts!

We're delighted to share that AWA's Lyn Christiansen has a piece in an upcoming juried show: Handweaver's Guild of America's Small Expressions 2016 at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 23-August 14.

She will also be teaching a collage workshop, Hanging it on the Wall, at the International Braid Society Conference in Tacoma, Washington, July 25-29.

June 11, 2016

New work in the studios

AWA member Suzanne Hodes shares two of her new pieces:

 Trees Moving Upward
oil on canvas

Islands and Lake 
oil on canvas

June 4, 2016

In other news

AWA's own Michael Wilson met with Sr. Julio Núñez Montesinos, Cónsul General de España in Boston, to present a copy of his book Don Quixote in Words and Pictures to the Spanish Consulate.

Check out Michael's website for more info and for information on his summer classes and workshops, held in his studio weekdays and evenings.

June 3, 2016

Mixed-Media Collage: Paintings with Paper (and Everything Else)

We're delighted to announce that AWA's own Ann Miller has a solo show on view at Beech Street Center in Belmont, MA, through July 25th!  Opening Reception: Tuesday June 7th 4:30-6pm.  Come see!

Beech Street Center is located at 266 Beech Street, Belmont, MA.

Annual Open Studios

Annual Open Studios
First weekend of November every year!