The Westport Arts Center will have a new name when it opens its new location this fall.
Expected to open at 19 Newtown Turnpike on Sept. 22, the facility will be known as MoCA Westport, shorthand for “Museum of Contemporary Art.”
“Thanks to 50 years of connecting an entire community around a love of the arts, (the facility) will open its new doors at 19 Newtown Turnpike under an evolved identity and mission,” the museum said in a statement. “It has been the vision of the board of directors, and Executive Director Amanda Innes, to further nurture Westport’s reputation as a thriving creative community by offering a true arts destination to the area.”
The center, which has been at 51 Riverside Ave., announced in April that it was moving to Newtown Turnpike to a facility that once housed Martha Stewart’s television studio on the Westport-Norwalk line.