Fostering Community & Education Through the Arts for Over 70 Years

1952 – 2022

The Washington Art Association & Gallery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching our community through art education, exhibitions and special events.



Washington Art Association has produced more than 600 exhibitions, introducing both emerging and established artists to Northwest Connecticut and beyond. The exhibitions at Washington Art Association, while varied in subject matter and eclectic in style, all offer opportunities to consider the ways in which art can represent and interpret the world.  Bringing the arts into the life of our community is at the heart of Washington Art Association’s mission and we welcome your involvement in this effort.


Whether you are experienced or a novice, Washington Art Association offers a range of opportunities for creative exploration. We have been a well-respected source of arts education since 1952. Washington Art Association provides a nurturing place for people of all ages to develop their skills or explore new artistic directions. An accomplished group of talented instructors offers quarterly classes to help you reach your goals.




Located in the scenic Litchfield Hills of Northwest Connecticut, Washington Art Association has hosted over 600 exhibitions showcasing the work of both emerging and established artists from near and far. Washington Art Association offers a diverse selection of classes in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography and ceramics taught by distinguished instructors. Student, faculty and members artists are invited to participate in annual exhibitions. 


Throughout the year, Washington Art Association hosts a variety of special events, including film screenings, benefit performances, parties, and fundraisers. New programming in recent years included a film and distinguished speakers series.


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Get Involved


Give the gift of membership. Becoming a member is the ideal way to support Washington Art Association. We offer a wide variety of pricing options and benefits packages to meet your needs and budget.


Volunteer work has always been a core component of Washington Art Association as well as a quintessential part of our community. We welcome all to explore our volunteer opportunities.


No matter what you do, supporting the arts has always been a wonderful way of giving back to the community and humanity as a whole. We welcome any and all donations.