The Westport Arts Center, fresh from its 40th-anniversary celebration, is planning a documentary film chronicling its history and is seeking people with memories of the organization's early years

The Arts Center now is focusing on the period from the early 1980s to mid 1990s when the organization occupied the Greens Farms School on Morningside Drive.

The center is especially interested in filming people who have lived in the Westport/Weston area since the 1970s or 1980s and can provide an account of the role the arts played in the community during that time.

The documentary will begin production this summer, and the center also is interested in any earlier memories of the history of the arts in Westport.

Candidates must be comfortable sharing their stories on camera and appearing in the final documentary, which will become part of the permanent Westport Arts Center Archive Collection.

The center has asked that people with memories regarding the Arts Center's history or how Westport was identified as "an artist's colony" contact Katie Hacala at 203-222-7070, ext.114 or email her at to make an appointment.