Kathleen Tirrell, Eveing in Maine, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Kathleen Tirrell, Evening in Maine

Portsmouth Arts Guild
Center for the Arts

P. O. Box 463
2679 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871


(401) 215-0122

Our Mission
and History

The Portsmouth Arts Guild was founded in January 2003 to provide an opportunity for Portsmouth artists and those of surrounding towns to exhibit their work and to learn from one another. Its members are painters and printmakers, photographers and sculptors, fiber artists and wood carvers, jewelers and craftspeople. Membership is open to all artists of any medium and to all supporters of the arts.
Our  mission is to provide a welcoming and nurturing environment for the visual and performing arts in Portsmouth and the surrounding area; to celebrate, share and promote the talents and skills of artists of all ages and abilities, and contribute to the cultural enrichment of the community through exhibitions, performances and education.
In 2006, the Arts Guild formed a partnership with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth for the use of its parish hall as a gallery, meeting place and arts classroom. Currently, the Guild offers monthly exhibitions of work from both members and non-members, March through December, as well as varying number of art classes and workshops.
Janice Burling, Punchy

The Portsmouth Arts Guild continues to support and encourage people interested in art during the Coronavirus. Our Online classes, Plein Air workshops and Virtual Galleries are designed to safely connect artists during this time. Thank you for your continued support.

Penny Carrier, "Donweast Tea Time", Portsmouth Arts Guild
Penny Carrier, Downeast Tea Time

Executive Team


Jan Burling

Vice President

Penny Carrier


Debra Duggan


Wendy Berube


Board of Directors


Jan Burling

Kathleen Tirrell

Debra Duggan

Wendy E. Berube

Jane Lavender

Penny Carrier

Gary Graham

Lisa Bliss

Mandy Howe

Shawndavid Berry


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