The Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly (ACGOW), is a fine arts gallery located at 14 Railroad Avenue in the old railway station building in the heart of Westerly, RI. The Gallery exhibits a new show every month featuring the highest quality original and unique artwork from gallery members and visiting artists, as well as offering scheduled lectures, workshops, and art classes. ACGOW is a 501-(c)3 non-profit organization run by volunteers and artist members who contribute to all aspects of managing and operating the gallery.
The Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly was founded by artists Bruce Goodsell, Sandi Gold and Ginger Mitchell in 1992. Artist owned and operated, it has grown significantly through the years and currently around 50 artist members and a dedicated group of friends, associates, sponsors, and volunteers. Click here to view our 25th Anniversary of Memories video.
ACGOW is a non-profit art organization dedicated to supporting and nurturing the visual arts in the greater Westerly/Pawcatuck area through:
• Increasing awareness and appreciation of the visual arts
• Building an arts community through mutual support, cooperation and education
• Providing artists with an opportunity to develop, exhibit and sell their work
As an all-volunteer organization, we rely on our donors for their support of our mission to promote the arts. Our donors support us with their time and funding, We thank you for your time and generosity. For information on becoming a donor, contact our Donor Coordinator.
Operating an art gallery requires extensive work. Gallery members ensure that the gallery is open 35 hours a week, hang a new show each month, prepare mailings and media releases, create marketing, maintain a website, and prepare special events. Many members work full time. If you are interested in helping us by volunteering your time, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.