Welcome to the Portsmouth Arts Guild

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is moving into the new normal.  We are very happy with our Covid year innovations and look forward to continuing our virtual shows, virtual classes with instructors from distant places and the weekly challenges while resuming in-person classes and exhibits.  Our classes, Plein Air workshops  and In-Person Galleries are designed to safely connect artists, their art and the community.

Thank you for your continued support.

Call for Artists:  Adorn the Guild Hall

And now for something completely different

Did you brave the cold this past winter painting Sunday Plein Air from your car?  Or enjoy the warmth of your home studio painting a weekly challenge?  Taken a class this year at the Guild Hall or enjoyed a Thursday Open Studio session?  If so, we invite you to participate in the open Call for Artists who have painted with us in 2022 at any of the Portsmouth Arts Guild activities:  Open Studio, Sunday Plein Air, Classes and Workshops and the Weekly Challenge.  All are welcome.

We’ll adorn the walls of the Guild Hall this summer with artwork from these activities.  No fee to enter your painting(s) for this exhibition.  Inquiries to artistswelcome@portsmoutharts.org


Jane Bailey, Weekly Challenge 16, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Jane Bailey, Weekly Challenge 16


Please bring your framed paintings – maximum of three – to any Sunday Plein Air or Thursday Open Studio session in the month of May. 

Opening Reception  

Sunday afternoon June 26th, 3 – 5pm.  An opening reception will be held to honor all who have entered works for this exhibit.  



Portsmouth Arts Guild

2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth

Current Exhibit

Juried Imagine Color

May 13 – June 7

At the Common Fence Point Community Center

933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth RI 

Click Here for Open Hours at Common Fence Point Community Center

Virtual ShowWebsite Gallery

Weekly Happenings

22-20,  You’ve Got Mail!, Photograph by Jan Burling
A Weekly Challenge will be posted here each Wednesday.


See PAG Weekly Challenge for Details
Kathy Tirrell at Sunday Plein Air
 Sunday Plein Air
Join us for outdoor painting


See Events for details
Patti Milton, Thursday Open Studio, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Patti Milton at Thursday Open Studio
Thursday Open Studio

See Open Studio for details

Announcing Evening Open Studio


Wish you could attend Thursday Open Studio but the morning hours conflict with work or school? Here is your chance!  We are excited to offer Open Studio from 6 t0 8 PM Thursdays begining April 28th!

More Info

With thanks to our generous sponsors

Prudence Island Quilters Guild