Art Drive to kick off with June exhibit of gratitude

May 27, 2023

​​The Art Drive, an open studio tour event organized by Dartmouth and Westport artists, is back for its 15th year.

In addition to the annual studio tour Aug. 4, 5, and 6, this year will feature a special gallery exhibit titled “A Show of Gratitude.’’

Held at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, this will be a special anniversary exhibition featuring a piece of art from all 31 artists who are participating in the August studio tour this year. In addition, there will be a silent auction featuring work from the artists of the 2023 tour as well as previous Art Drive artists. 

The Art Drive is celebrating its 15th year by deciding to give back. Half of all silent auction proceeds will go to the Westport Land Conservation Trust in honor of Dedee Shattuck as a thank you for her dedication and continued support of the arts and community. 

The auction will be live from 10 a.m. June 1, through 5 p.m. June 10. Visit and participate in the silent auction at the following link:

Servedwell Hospitality is sponsoring this exhibition. 

The Show of Gratitude will be on exhibit June 1 to 11. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. There will be an opening reception Saturday, June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Visit for a list of this year's participating artists.

The Dedee Shattuck Gallery is located at 1 Partners Lane, Westport.