Washington Art Association



Founded in 1952, the Washington Art Association & Gallery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the Washington community through education, exhibitions, and special events. Since its opening, WAA has hosted over 500 exhibitions showcasing both emerging and established artists. WAA features about ten exhibitions a year and students, faculty, and member artists are all invited to participate in these annual exhibitions. In 2018 WAA won the Northwest CT Arts Council CultureMax award for best cultural organization.


  • WAA offers several classes a year in painting, ceramics, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking taught by talented faculty members.
  • WAA hosts several special community events throughout the year, including the annual Summer Solstice Festival, a Harvest Barn party, and the month-long Holiday Gift Show in December
  • WAA’s past exhibitions have included a showcase of works from Cuban artists, sculptures by Robert Andrew Parker and James Grashow, and paintings by local Connecticut artist Malcolm Moran.
  • In 2018, WAA Sculpture Walk, a public art exhibition, featured over 40 internationally and nationally recognized artists and emergent sculptors with over 60 works sited throughout Washington Depot over the course of four months.