I have to admit, I really enjoy checking out the local galleries around Worcester. It's neat to see contemporary art displayed proudly and know that the artists live nearby and have access to the same inspirations you do. But anyway! The Highland Artist Group is a relatively new place that houses all kinds of artists from around New England. I have to say, though, these guys really like local art. And they're way more open than other galleries, it seems. I have a friend that's a fairly talented artist and I helped convince her to submit a couple pieces. And before long there they were! I don't think they ended up selling but it was cool to see. It's always an interesting place, and the openness sure makes it feel all the more homely.