Westwood Artists will hold their second December Marketplace on December 8 and 9 at the Historical Society’s charming Fisher School. The Fisher School is at 830 High Street across from St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church and next to the Thurston Middle School. Participating artists include ceramicists Lisa W B Walker and Jane Wojick, jewelry makers Marilyn Brier and Stephanie Hasenauer, painter Carol Ahearn, photographer Karen Cagan, and fiber artist Kathy Zola. Copper Kettle Bakery and BiBi’s Cafe and Bakery are going to supply baked goods and other refreshments. Friday hours will be 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday hours from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This event culminates a year of visual arts activities within the Westwood community, including Westwood Day, spring events at the Westwood Frame shop and at the Fisher School, and the Westwood Land Trust’s annual Capturing Nature in Westwood art show at the main library. The Makers’ Day event held at the Media Center last summer featured demos of wheel-thrown pottery, rigid heddle weaving and watercolor painting.
Westwood Media Center has sponsored a permanent display area. Exhibits of work by Westwood resident artisans rotate on a quarterly basis.
The Westwood Artists are a loosely formed coalition of visual artists and craft people working in many media types and all living in Westwood. Their goal is to provide support for one another and to increase the community’s awareness of their members and activities. Some members offer classes through the Westwood Recreation Department. Others participate in local craft fairs and artist cooperatives.