Rhody Gem: Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly

April 2023


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What it is:

A full-time fine arts gallery managed and staffed by member volunteers, now in its 30th year.

Where to find it:

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW) is housed inside the historic Westerly Train Station downtown.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

With 50+ juried artist members, ACGOW showcases a variety of art mediums including oils, watercolors, acrylics, encaustics, pottery, glass, jewelry, origami, photography, calligraphy, and mixed media. Exhibits featuring new art rotate every month, with opening receptions held on first Fridays. Artist members offer classes and workshops as well as gallery talks. Says Jane Rollins, the gallery’s publicity chair, “ACGOW complements the cultural opportunities in the greater Westerly area, it reflects the collaboration of the above mentioned artists, and its location puts a spotlight on the unique destination that Westerly had on the NY - RI tourist trade.” There’s also the Gallery Shop, filled with affordable works of art. April events include a palette knife painting workshop with Tammy Blais, and one focused on adding texture to artwork with Patricia Cheyne. Be sure to preregister.


Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly

14 Railroad Avenue, Westerly




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