Welcome to the Rockford Art Guild

The Mission of the Rockford Art Guild is to promote, exhibit and preserve visual art, focusing on education and creative exploration.

We are people with a passion for art. Join us…share the passion!

About Rag

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.

Become a Member

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 and Burpee Natural History Museum

Rockford Art Guild has the great pleasure of coordinating with the Burpee Natural History Museum with Tuesday drawing sessions.  Every second Tuesday of the month at 6 to 8pm Rockford Art Guild members are invited to paint, sketch, photograph, or what ever your medium is, objects chosen for us and put out for us to work from.  The first session was birds and butterflies with each month a different grouping.  All you need to do to participate is be a paid member of the Rockford Art Guild.

Women Space Art Show

The Rockford Art Guild will be holding a show at WomanSpace opening on June 15th and running through August 19th.  Fifteen artists will be displaying 2D and 3D pieces of art in the WomanSpace gallery .  June 15th  will be the opening reception.  Coordinating with the show the following Saturday, June 16th,  will be our Artists At Work showing in the WomanSpace Pavilion.  Artists will be enjoying working on their individual art pieces while the public can come and watch and interact with the artists.