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 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.

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Annual Open Studios
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