​​​Who We Are

Your Portland Fine Arts Guild membership puts you at the heart of Portland’s cultural community.  Enjoy our many opportunities to explore the dynamic relationship between art and life through visual arts education.  Create and exhibit art that challenges, inspires, entertains, and educates.

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The Portland Fine Arts Guild is a supportive group of artists providing:

-an inspiring environment for beginner and advanced artists to show work and enter competitions

-extraordinary art instructors who encourage artistic growth through engaging and dynamic weekly classes.


-unique opportunities to exhibit and sell your work without being charged a large commission.

Join The Portland Fine​ Arts Guild!


Portland Fine Arts Guild welcomes artists of all ages, working in all mediums and at all levels of expertise including art professionals, emerging artists, amateurs and those who appreciate art. Our founder, Virginia Koch Swanson, dreamed of establishing an art guild in Portland, Oregon and, in 1969, she arranged a meeting in her home to promote interest. The Portland Fine Arts Guild was born, and in 1973, the Guild incorporated and received non-profit status. Since that time, the Guild has grown to be a vital part of Portland’s vibrant art scene. We provide the finest instructors who teach exciting, innovative and affordable week art classes including classes in Pencil, Graphite, Acrylic, Watercolor, Oil, Pastel, Collage and Mixed Media.