Winthrop Art Association

The Winthrop Art Association was founded in 1969 by Winthrop resident Beverly Brody Barisano and other local artists with the idea of promoting the arts in the community. In the years since then, the Winthrop Art Association has grown to more than 150 members, and engages in a wide variety of activities that benefit both the artistic community and the town as well.

The Annual Spring Arts Festival,  the main component of which is a juried exhibit featuring members of the WAA and artists of surrounding communitiesIn addition, craft tables, demonstrations by artisans and sometimes displays by local businesses round out a two-day event that invites and involves the community in 'The Arts Festival'. Check our events page for the most recent show info.

Two Scholarships for Excellence in Art,  given by the WAA to a graduating Winthrop High School senior for further education in the arts.

Demonstrations Meetings 3-4 times a year, from October through April, featuring demonstrations or lectures by artists in different media and in June an annual dinner.

Day Trips, especially fall foliage day trips and museum day trips. See Events

Art on the Square, Art At Crest Ave Park,and Art at Winthrop Public Landing
this is where the artists set-up in the center of town and in the Highlands on two separate Saturdays in July and August for the purpose of an outdoor show and sale.
Go to our Events page for dates and times.

Various Other Invited Shows The general public is welcome at all events or activities produced by the Winthrop Art Association.  For further information, please call WAA President, Dawn Mahoney, at 617-846-2644 or fax 617-846-6697

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Winthrop Art Association was chosen for the 2019 Winthrop Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in the Arts. 

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Members of the Winthrop Art Association come from Winthrop and other North Shore towns, the metropolitan Boston area, as well as other states and countries.  Their backgrounds are as varied as the works displayed at all events.

Funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council