Quiet Reflections by Dennis Rhoades vail valley art guild


1 Lake St.
Avon, CO 81620

Vail Valley Art Guild’s mission is to promote and foster artistic growth and build awareness of the visual arts in the Vail Valley by:

  • Connecting local visual artists to an artistic community
  • Creating exhibition and gallery opportunities for local visual artists
  • Sponsoring classes and workshops in the visual arts
  • Supporting visual arts education for our youth and underprivileged
  • Building awareness of the artistic talent in the Vail Valley

The Vail Valley Art Guild was begun in 2014 in order to fill a perceived need in the Vail Valley for an organization created by and for visual artists. Since its inception, the Vail Valley Art Guild has grown from 10 members to over 150 members, including over 70 photographers, many of whom are professionals. We offer the Vail Valley an opportunity to view the creativity of local oil, watercolor and acrylic painters, charcoal, pen and ink and pastel artists, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, jewelers, mixed media and paper artists.

Due to the generosity of the Town of Avon, we now manage the Vail Valley Art Guild Gallery in the former Avon Police Station as a true local’s co-op gallery where we have monthly exhibits by local artists.

We also co-sponsor the “Vail Valley Fine Arts Show” with Colorado Mountain College, which is a juried show of local artists this year with an opening “Art and Jazz” event on August 12.

We offer our membership two monthly newsletters (one for artists, one for photographers), membership meetings and workshops throughout the year to continue to develop their artistic abilities.

This summer we presented the first annual “Vail Summer Art Institute”, which ran from mid-June through mid-August and featured art classes, workshops by nationally known artists, events for children and families and opportunities for artists to gather together to paint and photograph in our incredible mountain environment.

We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.