- Teaching and inspiring artistry is our objective...not profit!
- Experiment with different art media at entry level, or hone your skills to the professional level.
- Affordable art classes available employing professional art instructors.
- Find your inner artist in a supportive non-threatening environment of like-minded art enthusiasts
- Opportunities to exhibit and market your work, or enter competitions.
Our founder, Virginia Koch Swanson, dreamed of establishing an art guild in Portland, Oregon. The Portland Art Guild was born in 1969 and in 1973 received non-profit status. Our mission is helping aspiring artists achieve their best work.