Upcoming Plein Air Events

Join the Portsmouth Arts Guild Plein Air artists as we paint in various locations around Aquidneck Island and beyond. Bring an easel to create a masterpiece or simply a chair and sketchbook to enjoy a sketch.  We paint for two hours then meet up for a friendly, optional sharing of work.  There is no critique. All abilities are welcome as we are a supportive and encouraging group and these drop-in sessions are free and open to all.  Please email if you have any questions or would like to be added to my email distribution – artistswelcome@portsmoutharts.org.

Rain will automatically cancel the event.

April Sunday Plein Air, Portsmouth Arts Guild

Plein Air Group enjoying adult beverages as they share their artwork at Ragged Island Brewing Company.

 Upcoming Schedule

Tue, July 2nd

5:00 – 7:30pm

**Cancelled Holiday Week**

Tue, July 9th

5:00 – 7:30pm

Gull Cove, Portsmouth. “The Cove” is a large tidal estuary with many coves and channels suitable for small boat exploration – and lots of water views to paint.


Tue, July 16th

5:00 – 7:30pm

Common Fence Point Playground, Portsmouth.  Paint the beautiful marsh views, the Mount Hope Bridge over the sandy beach or a shadowy street scene.

Tue, July 23rd

5:00 – 7:30pm

Sunset Cove, Portsmouth. Join us at Sunset Cove, overlooking Bluebill Cove in Island Park with its Adirondack chairs by the water. Paint the coastal view or the crowd, and stay to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunset. 

Tue, July 30th

5:00 – 7:30pm

Warren Waterfront. Paint the picturesque East Bay historic district including the harbor and quaint shops.

With thanks to our generous sponsors