Rockport Art Association

Now in our 95th year.
The Rockport Art Association’s mission is to promote Art for Life’s Sake!
Founded in 1921, the RAA is one of the oldest and most active art organizations
in the country and offers something for everyone.

Visit us and discover the artistic and cultural splendor of Cape Ann.

Rockport Art Association News

Polly Thayer Starr Retrospective Exhibition

& The Alchemy of Painting

Retrospective Exhibition
October 20 – November 26, 2017

Hibbard Gallery
Rockport Art Association & Museum

Featuring more than 80 paintings in the first major retrospective of this prominent Boston artist’s work.

CAPA This Fall!


Second Annual
Painting Competition and Festival

October 8th-16th, 2017

More Info:

CAPA Events at
Rockport Art Association & Museum:

Saturday Oct 14:
4:30-6pm: Collectors Preview, RAA&M ($150, limited tickets available, ticket price is pre-payment toward painting purchase)
Saturday Oct 14:
6-10pm: Cape Ann Plein Air Grand Awards Exhibition & Sale, RAA&M: $65 advance, $75 after Oct 13 ($65 may be used toward purchase of one painting). Special opportunity for art patrons and enthusiasts to meet the artists and purchase one of 160 fresh paintings created during CAPA week by award winning and nationally recognized plein air artists. Elegant hors d’oerves included.

Sunday October 15:
10am-5pm: CAPA Exhibit open to public, RAA&M

Monday, October 16:
10am-5pm: CAPA Exhibit and Small Painting Monday Exhibit open to public, RAA&M
3-7pm: Meet the CAPA Artists and People’s Choice Award, RAA&M

Free RAA&M Art Classes for Veterans!

Veterans’ Services of Gloucester and the Rockport Art Association & Museum announce a free art program for veterans. For information call Veterans’ Services of Gloucester: 978.281.9740

Fridays, 10 AM – 1 PM in the RAA&M’s Hibbard Gallery. All materials are provided.

Session 1: May 19 & 26; June 2 & 9 – Oil Painting with Roger Salisbury
Session 2: June 30; July 7, 14 & 21 – Oil Painting with Ken Knowles
Session 3: August 4, 11, 18, 25 – Watercolor with Michele O’Neil
Session 4: September 8, 15, 22; October 6 – Drawing Techniques with Rosalie Sidoti

RAA&M Summer Educational Programs!

Please join us this summer for a wide variety of educational programs:

Artist Demonstrations are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM throughout June, July & August. More Info

Weekly Outdoor Painting Classes are held in July & August on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. More Info

Kids Classes are held in July & August, Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – Noon. More Info

New RAA&M Volunteer Program!

Inspired by Art & Have a Few Hours to Spend Immersed in its Beauty & Energy?
Then we have the place for you! We’re looking for Volunteers!

Give an hour, two hours or three: a day, a week or a month to help with our reception desk, exhibition set-up, opening receptions, mailings and so much more!

RAA&M welcomes and encourages all of our members to get involved through volunteering and there are numerous opportunities to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Pat Alto: Thank you!