About Arts Wayland and @theW Gallery

Our mission is to promote creative expression; inspire, motivate and support artists of all mediums to enrich Wayland and surrounding communities

@theW Gallery is a community art space for all of Wayland and surrounding towns to enjoy and visit. An all-volunteer non-profit arts organization, Arts Wayland and theW Gallery exhibits local artists, holds classes, presents events, including artist talks and receptions, music ‘open mic’ nights, author events and more. We invite ‘art appreciators’ to come in, relax and stay a while in our beautifully furnished space with WIFI.

Arts Wayland Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. ID# 04-2720386. All contributions are tax deductible. 

Arts Wayland has been a part of Wayland and the surrounding community since its founding in 1981 as a non-profit educational organization.

As of June 2019, we have moved to a new space at 57 Andrew Avenue across the street from our original gallery.

Future plans for the space include exhibitions of all art media; programs: art demos and workshops; music: bands, recitals, jams, vocal; poetry and literature readings; book groups; art talks; dramatic performances. Artists of all media should apply to be involved.

  • Arts Wayland has participated in town-wide events including:

  • 375th anniversary of Wayland where we designed the website, offered special art workshops, participated in the parade, documented with photos that were used extensively

  • Sponsored the film “Five Miles astride the River - the story of Wayland”

  • Art in Business program which rotated art through local businesses

  • Community Art Fair which welcomed hundreds of visitors and featured dance, music, art, business activities

  • TCC Art Show which ran for 3 years and exhibited over 100 works by local artists and was featured in the Metrowest Daily News

  • Annual art show at the Wayland Library

Arts Wayland thanks all the board members, treasurers and presidents that over the years established and maintain Arts Wayland and its role in the our community. The past presidents of Arts Wayland: Mimi Rogers, Marvin Feit,  Jo Wilson, Charles Shane, John Seiler,  Allen Barker, George Brawerman, Nasser K. and Lisa Puckett.

Board of Directors & Chair Persons

Nancy Boyle, President, PR Chair

Jean-Pierre Ducondi, Director and Co-chair Exhibitions

Aurora Grabill, Secretary

Lois Novotny, Director

Judith Stein, Director and Co-chair Exhibitions

Joanne Tarlin, Director, Co-founder, Mentor & Educator

Steve Robb, Chair of Music Events

The board of directors of Arts Wayland include members who support the arts and are professionals in the community. Including, a patent and copyright attorney, Wayland middle school art teacher, museum docent and art history lecturer, recent graduate of Framingham State college, pet sitter and watercolorist, full-time artist and art educator, and full-time artist and retired graphic designer.

All give of their time and talents to keep Arts Wayland a vibrant part of the Wayland and Metrowest community.

Past Activities and Events

Arts Wayland has brought art and creativity into the community in many ways over the years. From the community wide Art Fair in 2015 to the Art in Rotation program, exhibits and programs at the Trinitarian Cong. Church, Wayland Library, Traditions of Wayland, Carriage House of Wayland, the many volunteers and art lovers have used their time and creativity to enrich our community.

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Gamblin Paint materials demo by Kristina Carroll

Gamblin Paint materials demo by Kristina Carroll