Montrose Visual Arts Guild: Our Mission
The Montrose Visual Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ecouraging and promoting visual arts and artists. For over 30 years it has supported regional artists providing art instruction and working to promote public appreciation for visual art through exhibitions and art displays throughout Montrose
The Guild sponsors an annual, nonjuried art show for artists of all skill levels, and members’ art is displayed in local businesses on a rotating basis through the Art in Motion program.
- Monthly meetings, open to the public, feature demonstrations by professional artists in all mediums.
- Masterpiece Mondays are informal weekly meetings for members’ painting and fellowship and for monthly art video presentations.
- Art DVDs are available to members through the Guild library.
Transportation of members’ artwork to regional shows is facilitated through the Guild’s art transportation project, and plein air outings, workshops, and retreats provide further opportunities for art instruction and fellowship.
For years, Guild members have painted wooden toys from the Woodworkers Guild donations to Toys for Tots Program, and supported the area youth and students through participation in Art Partners, Montrose Youth Appreciation Day and an art scholarship program.
Art In Motion program. This program is a partnership with local businesses to display local art in their establishment. It is exchanged every four months by the artists involved. The following community businesses support the Guild’s Art in Motion program through the display of Guild members’ art on a rotating basis:
|COLORADO WEST OPTHALMOLOGY
MESA FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC
MONTROSE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
MONTROSE RECREATIONAL DISTRICT
MOUNTAIN VIEW THERAPY
SOUTHWEST HEARING SERVICES, INC.