Rockford Art Guild (RAG) is a non-profit arts organization for Rockford-area artists. Our goal is to provide education and opportunities for local artists and artisans to exhibit and sell their work in and around our region. Our members work in a variety of media, from painting to jewelry, photography and digital art, metal sculpture, ceramics, woodworking and more.
Please use the form on the Contact RAG tab to request information about becoming a member. RAG welcomes all artists—beginners, hobbyists or professionals, alike. Our meetings are informal and open to all. After a short business meeting and refreshments, we share our art, progress, exhibits and awards. Occasionally we have a guest presenter. The first meeting of the year kicks off with a critique of member artworks by well-known Rockford artist, Tom Heflin. Other guests have included clay therapist, Todd Tratnick, who entertained and instructed the group in the finer points of Play-Doh modeling and Rockford College faculty member, Dave Menard, tattoo artist and printmaker.
The Guild sponsors a variety of exhibits and events throughout the year. Because we own our own professional display panels, we are able to stage an exhibit nearly anywhere. We are always exploring possibilities for new opportunities. In addition to participating in both spring and fall ArtScene, we sponsor the Downtown Artisan Market in November in cooperation with The ELEMENT Rockford and the Regional Design Center, and hold a juried show at Nicholas Conservatory in the spring. RAG also sponsors the art exhibit at the Winnebago County Fair every summer.
Please use the form provided to contact us. Our postal mail address is Rockford Art Guild c/o 7431 E. State Street #309 ROCKFORD, IL 61108