Created for the love of art and community.

Westport Art Group was formed in 1955 by a small group of local, art-minded women. Since then, we have grown into a robust and colorful community organization approaching 250 members from all over South Coast, Massachusetts, southern Rhode Island, and beyond. At our active Main Road, Westport Point building, we offer both adult and youth art classes and show events throughout the year, many of which are open to the public. We are a 501(c)3 organization.

Current Happenings

Spring Bouquet,  a watercolor by Christine Belanger

Spring Bouquet, a watercolor by Christine Belanger

Thank you for Participating in EXHIBITION: Blooms!

Westport Art Group greeted the Spring as the awakening terra firma greets our community: with an exhibit of “Blooms!”

Thank you to all the volunteers, artists, and sponsors for contributing to the success of our beloved annual juried show, which ran from April 27 through May 12.

Volunteers are truly the heart of WAG, and help to make our arts initiatives successful for the community. We thank you!

For show honorees and other details, visit the Events page.



We are excited to announce that online registration is now open for several new one-day workshops, and both members and non-members alike are welcome to join in.

Bold and Expressive: A Figurative Workshop in Pastel - Saturday, June 1

Plein Air Oil Painting - Saturday, June 8

Alcohol Ink Creations - Saturday, June 15

Learn more about these informative and enjoyable one-day workshops on our Education page!



As May wears on, we trust the weather must improve, so Thursday painting class is moving outside from mid-May through mid-October at wonderful locations on the South Coast! Of course, should the weather be inclement, the group will meet at WAG.

See Weekly Open Studio Painting with Instructor on our Education page for details, and for locations to be posted soon!

All skill levels. All media. New students welcome. First class free to try, then membership is required. Drop-ins welcome, so come any Thursday. 


Summer Camp for Kids!

Art Camp at The Westport Art Group is appropriate for children ages 6 (entering grade one) through 11 years.

Session 1: July 8-12, 9 am - noon
Session 2: August 12-16, 9 am - noon

Registration for both sessions of summer art camp is currently wait listed. However, we have been awarded a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency supported in part by the Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust administered by Bank of America, for five full camp scholarships. Therefore, we are now taking scholarship applications for these five camp spots.

Please see the Youth page for application and camp details.


Members: It’s Membership Renewal Time

It is time to renew your Westport Art Group membership and/or update your membership profile. Our membership year begins on June 1, 2019 and runs until May 31, 2020. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your membership, donations, participation, and volunteer work. Please read the Letter from our President, Peter Lenrow, on the Membership page for information on our efforts and activities. Renew your membership online on the Membership page: Join Us!


Events & Exhibitions


Learning Opportunities


Youth Education and Outreach