"To promote, inspire and support the artistic spirit within the community."

About The Guild

“To promote, inspire, and support the artistic spirit within the community”.

We are a dynamic organization of local artists and art lovers, who seek to promote, inspire, and support the artistic spirit in the tri-county communities around Pottstown, PA, though the Masters of Art lecture series, art exhibitions, collaboration with the Montgomery Community College and local businesses as well as an informative internet presence.

The Masters of Art series an interesting and informative series of lectures and demonstrations to promote the visual arts.  Numerous nationally and locally known artists have given demonstrations and lectures in watercolors, oils, encaustics, political cartooning, courtroom illustration, and photography.  Professional artists are also on occasion invited to offer critiques on improving your art, how to best promote art, and suggestions for better presentation. These presentations are held on the third Tuesday, September to June (except January, February, July, and August) at 7:00 PM. Typically these events are held at the Hill School Center for the Arts at Beech and Sheridan Streets in Pottstown. They are free and open to the public.

Local artists are invited to enter their work in PAAG sponsored annual open juried art show and sale in June. Members also get to show their work in the annual members-only juried art show and sale in December. Members also have other opportunities to display and sell their art in specialized smaller exhibitions held in businesses and other regional events. Members also have other benefits as detailed on our membership page.

Get acquainted with our members on our Members page. Many of the member artists have detailed descriptions of their mission in art as well as links to their own websites. Visit our page on Art Related Organizations to learn about what else is happening in the local arts community. Or, visit the Guild’s a vibrant Facebook page to see current information about art, artists and art related topics in our area.

Pottstown area artists Fred and Sarah Griesemer, Albert and Sylvia Sanft, Joseph F. Landis, Mildred Sands Kratz, and Dorla Dean Slider founded The Pottstown Area Artists Guild (PAAG) in 1960. They all shared a common vision and formed an organization whose purpose was to bring together area artists to promote the local art “”scene” through shows, lectures and classes.  The Guild works hard to maintain that vision.

The Pottstown Area Artists Guild, Inc.  is a 501c-3 non-profit organization. Won’t you join us?

PAAG By-laws – pdf