The Washington Art Association is presenting a special show, "60 Artists/60 Years," through Sept 30.

The exhibit, which celebrates the gallery's 60th anniversary, features the work of 60 of the top artists who have shown at WAA since its inception in 1952.

Instrumental as members of the Association are William Sommerfeld, Audrey Skaling, Edward Renouf, William Talbot, Jane Morse, Barbara Grossman, Nancy Lasar, Philip Grausman, and Carroll MacDonald. Notable Connecticut artists included are: Cleve Gray, Alexander Calder, Louisa Calder, Charles Cajori, Tim Prentice, Tom Zetterstrom, Missy Stevens, Tom Doyle, James Grashow and Robert Andrew Parker.

Also, in celebration of the milestone, sixty art events are planned for the community during the 60 days until Sept. 15 when the celebrating wraps up with WAA's Jubilee.

For the 60Events/60Days, most classes are free, for all ages and for every skill level," according to Linda Allard, chairwoman of the anniversary celebration event.

For a complete list of 60 events/60 days and regular summer classes and workshops, visit the

The gallery is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the gallery in Bryan Memorial Plaza at 860-868-2878 or visit