The Rockford Art Guild (RAG) is a supportive and encouraging group of people who have a strong passion for the arts. Each member has opportunities to improve, explore, and challenge themselves in ways they would not find elsewhere. Guild members work together to increase the appreciation of art in the Rockford area. Our goal is to provide education, growth, and show opportunities for our members, and for other artists in the community. Members work in a variety of media, including mosaic, beading, painting, pottery, sculpting, photography, woodworking, and more.
Membership in the Guild has a huge range of advantages. We travel together to the Milwaukee Museum of Art, to art shows in the area, and to local points of interest. This creates a camaraderie and networking amongst artists, with advantages that affect all areas of our lives. We receive information on how to get into shows, how to price our art, and how to present it. Well-known artist Tom Heflin does an annual critique of members’ artwork, providing everyone a chance to hear from a master how we can improve our work. Members also receive discounts on shows hosted by the Guild, as well as opportunities to teach. You are welcome to attend a meeting and see what we are all about!
Rockford Art Guild display their art at the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens every year in February and or March. Members go through a jury process to be chosen for this show.
Fall ArtScene with the Rockford Art Guild October 6 and 7 Trinity Lutheran Activity Center Rockford Art Guild will be showing at the wonderful Trinity Lutheran Activity Center for the third time. We will have artists selling paintings, Jewelry, wood turned items, ceramics, and more. Out front of our venue we will have food trucks for your eating pleasure and inside will be wonderful Arts and Crafts along with some great music. We are inviting the Trinity Preschoolers to display their wonderful works of art with us, so there will be art work covering all the different generations.