Exhibiting Fine Artists and Artisans of Western Maine since 1962
Western Maine Art Group
Our mission is to provide opportunities for artists and artisans, and to provide broad community access to original arts while partnering with others to create a prosperous cultural environment in Western Maine.
Matolcsy Arts Center
The Western Maine Art Group (WMAG), is headquartered in the Lajos Matolcsy Arts Center, formerly the first school house in Norway, at 480 Main Street, during its art season from May through October. At other times you may contact us through the Main Street Gallery or via westernmaineartgroup @ gmail.com
During the season visitors are welcome to view exhibits of paintings, photography, sculptures and hand-crafted jewelry---all the work of local Maine artisans and WMAG members. A busy season with exciting themed artwork and special events, student art shows, and art lectures are planned for this year. Art classes will be held in the Matolcsy Arts Center during the summer as well. Plan on visiting often throughout the season. Hours and exhibit details will be posted soon!
Main Street Gallery
Just down the street from the Matolcsy Arts Center is the Main Street Gallery, an intimate, home-like space filled with color from a variety of mediums. Landscapes, florals, still life, sculptures, jewelry, pens, mini-paintings and more beckon visitors. Twenty-five WMAG artists are represented in the gallery. Exhibits are changed often and a First Friday Artist of the Month Reception celebrates new work with a 10% discount throughout the gallery.
The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm; closed Sundays and Mondays. Come see what is new at 426 Main Street, Norway. Friendly and knowledgeable staff artists are on hand to show you around!
The Gallery is included in a region-by-region guide to galleries in the 2015 Bonus Art edition of Maine Home & Design and in the Maine Gallery & Studio Guide.
First Friday Receptions are underway at the Main Street Gallery, from 5-7 pm at 426 Main Street.
Many new events and lectures are being planned for this year, along with the popular First Friday Artist of the Month Receptions and the Norway Arts Festival. Art classes are also offered throughout the year. The schedule of events will be posted soon!