Local Art Associations

Supporting Local Artists

Local Art Associations

Much like connecting students with instructors, and artists with potential clients, on this page we hope to connect artists with the wider artistic community. We are often asked how artists can get to know other artists and where to seek out a likeminded community, so we’ve curated a list of area organizations here that will be of interest to artists and creators.

Below are local cultural organizations where you can find exhibition opportunities, group memberships, artist co-ops, and local open studios events.

Any one looking to be listed on this page should contact us. We will provide a link to your website and email address with your name, artistic focus and student level. We ask that you provide a link on your website to ours in return.

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Local Art Associations

GALLERY X

ARTIST CO-OP GALLERY

New Bedford, MA

A member owned and operated community art center co-op and a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. It is a contemporary, cooperative art gallery of visual, performing and literary artist members and volunteers.

GREATER FALL RIVER ART ASSOCIATION

ARTIST GROUP

Fall River, MA

Founded in 1956 by people interested in bringing to our community an awareness and understanding of the visual arts.

IMAGO FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

IMAGO FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

Warren, RI

A member owned and operated community art center co-op and a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Imago Foundation for the Arts serves artists and the community through its visual arts programs, literary events and arts-related initiatives. The organization’s goal is to make the arts a visible and active part of our communities.

NARROWS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS VENUE

Fall River, MA

Their mission is to promote and develop an appreciation of the visual arts and the performing arts. To create and develop an artistic and cultural center for the benefit of the public at large and the citizens of Fall River, Massachusetts.

NEW BEDFORD OPEN STUDIOS

ARTIST GROUP

New Bedford, MA

New Bedford Open Studios (NBOS) enriches the arts and culture of the region through the promotion of local artists and by encouraging the public’s participation in the artistic life of the community.

PROVIDENCE ART CLUB

ARTIST GROUP

Providence, RI

Founded in 1880, it’s said to be the oldest art club in the nation after the Salmagundi Club in New York. This distinguished Providence institution has been here so long that no one can remember a time when Thomas Street was not synonymous with the Providence Art Club.

SOUTH COAST ARTISTS

ARTIST GROUP

Dartmouth & Westport, MA - Tiverton & Little Compton, RI

The South Coast Artists, Inc. is a federally approved 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation encouraging and fostering artistic growth and recognition among Massachusetts and Rhode Island Artists.

WESTPORT ART GROUP

ARTIST GROUP

Westport, MA

The Westport Art Group was formed in 1956 and works to stimulate and promote the appreciation and encouragement of the arts and crafts.