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About PWAS


The Prince William Art Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up of local artists living in Prince William County, Virginia.


Mission Statement

To promote the creation, understanding and exhibition of the visual fine arts in Prince William County, VA.

Many Art Activities

Workshops, Gallery Visits, and Other Activities

  • Monthly Meetings with presentations

  • Workshops & Classes

  • Unleash your creative spirit 

  • Network with artists and art lovers

  • Tap your inner depths 

  • Stretch your viewpoint 

PWAS has a Rich History
  • PWAS has roots that go back to the Woodbridge Art Guild (WAG), which formed in 1971 with 60 charter members.

  • ​WAG joined the Eastern Prince William Chamber of Commerce in 1975 with about 125 members.

  • ​WAG was incorporated as a 501(c) non-profit organization in 1976.

  • WAG displayed art in several locations over the years, including the Edgewater Gallery at Tackett's Mill and a storefront location across from Lowe's on Minnieville Rd.

  • ​Name was changed to Prince William Art Society (PWAS) to better describe the inclusion of all of Prince William County.

  • Scholarship Program for 12th grade students began in 2008.  These scholarships continue to be awarded.

  • Began managing the OSA Gallery in 2022.

You can find additional details about PWAS History HERE.

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