South Coast Artists, Inc. (SCA) began informally five years ago as the South Coast Open Studio Tour. We have now evolved into a volunteer, non-profit corporation, with the mission of promoting artists year round in the south coast region (Westport and Dartmouth, MA and (Little Compton and Tiverton, RI). We pledge to promote the relationships among local artists, patrons, and the community at large via regularly scheduled open studio tours, and a comprehensive year round artist online directory.
Van Vessem Gallery was founded in 2012 by Marika Van Vessem in Tiverton Rhode Island.
Each year, Van Vessem Gallery presents eight to ten rotating exhibitions that provide unique and inspirational cultural programming to Rhode lsland and South Eastern Massachusetts. The gallery features national and international emerging and mid-career artists, who work within a wide variety of genres and mediums.