Working Artists Communities of Williams group

Welcome to the Working Artists CoW group, established March 2022.

The purpose of this group is to create an inclusive support network for the many artists and artisans affiliated with every sector of the college. In addition to being a social and professional resource, the group will function as a cooperative platform for organizing group critiques, grant writing workshops, study trips and other forms of collaboration within the Williams Visual Arts community.

The group is open to employees and spouses/partners who have a regular art practice, consider themselves part of the creative economy, and/or have a deep interest in supporting the arts.

Please complete this form if you are interested in being added to the mailing list for all future activity.

Upcoming activity:

November 6: Artist Mike Glier Studio Visit, 5:30-7pm

October 18: Mass MoCA meet-up 4pm on, at Mass MoCA and then Bright Ideas. Head directly to Bright Ideas if you arrive after 5!

Come by when you can and meet up in the to see oneself at a distance show, which was curated by Meghan Considine (a Williams MA grad from ’23). We will then make our way at 5 to Bright Ideas next door, where we get to meet for a drink, talk about art, learn more about folks’ creative practices, and brainstorm future events.

Williams CoW group will cover all munchies shared at Bright Ideas. Bring your Williams ID to get into the galleries for free.


Past activity:

January 24, 2023, 5:30pm

Guided tour of the “Paint Where It Ain’t” exhibit of artist Danny Simmons’s work, in the ’62 Center.

Shawnette Smalls, curator of the exhibit, will join us and answer questions. Non-alcoholic drinks and munchies will be served!








Past activity:

March 24, 2022: Local Artists Studio Tour

Meet two practicing artists from the Plus One Network at their studios. Find out more on this linked page.

Current co-facilitators: Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz and Cecilia Hirsch. We welcome another co-facilitator!