~Art Heist 2019~

AThe Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly presents the 4th Annual Art Heist at Watch Hill's Lanphear Livery

Art lovers and collectors looking for a fun and entertaining evening and an opportunity to acquire art at a “steal” will want to attend ACGOW’s 4th annual Art Heist.  Once again, the Gala will take place at the beautifully restored Lanphear Livery at 1 Bay Street in picturesque Watch Hill on Saturday, July 27, from 6-8 PM. 

The impressive selection of art donated by members of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly and additional local artists can be viewed after July 3rd at the Westerly Train Station. The collection includes colorful abstracts, a serene encaustic collage, and seascapes capturing the brilliant blues and greens of the ocean on warm summer days. In addition to a wide variety of paintings in oils, watercolor and acrylics, several multimedia pieces and 3D works of art including pottery, hand carved woodwork and a beautiful selection of handcrafted jewelry made with lampwork glass and sterling will be available for “heisting.”  Each person or couple who purchases a $150 ticket for the Art Heist will walk away with a new piece for their collection created by a local artist.

Art Heist festivities will begin with artisanal hors d’oeuvres, open wine bar, and beer from Westerly’s own Grey Sail Beer. Guests can also look forward to live music while enjoying a great selection of fresh oysters from Watch Hill Oysters & East Beach Blondes. Wilcox Tavern is also donating to our event and we are grateful to all for donations to our "heist". Art Heist tickets are $150 and will admit two people to enjoy food, beverages, delicious desserts, entertainment and “heist” one piece of art per ticket.  $25 tickets are available to those wishing to join the party without participating in the heist.  Free parking for the event is available behind Lanphear Livery.

Catalogues featuring the wide variety of art available to “heist” and tickets are available now at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly’s 14 Railroad Avenue location in the Westerly Train Station.  Additionally, all of the art for the Art Heist is now on view at the Gallery in the United in Art Community Room.

Tickets are limited so connoisseurs are advised to purchase a ticket at the gallery soon.