The Vail Valley Art Guild is dedicated to enriching lives by promoting and fostering artistic growth and building awareness of the visual arts in Eagle County.
To connect local visual artists to an artistic community
To create exhibition and gallery opportunities for local visual artists
To sponsor classes and workshops in the visual arts
To support visual arts education for our youth and underprivileged
To build awareness of the artistic talent in the Vail Valley
The Vail Valley Art Guild was formed in 2014 in order to fill a 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. We believe that everyone deserves the right to access arts and culture and have an outlet for their creativity.
The Vail Valley Art Guild currently has two locations. Our Minturn Pop-Up Gallery is located at 291 Main St. and our Eagle gallery is located at 132 Broadway St. 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 each summer.
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 as well as monthly exhibition opportunities.
Each summer we present the “Vail Summer Art Institute”, which 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 also believe in breaking down barriers to cultural opportunities and creative endeavors. Each year we offer a number of free or cheap arts opportunities to our communities youth and senior citizens. We have started a summer Kids Ceramics camp at CMC, art classes for seniors at the Castle Peak Senior Life and Rehab center, and multiple student exhibitions each year. In 2020 we partnered with Eagle County School District to identify Gifted and Talented Art students- as a benefit to these students, they receive a Student Membership and the opportunity to exhibit their work at our galleries twice a year and participate in student workshops.
We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
The Vail Valley Art Guild would like to thank our partners for helping us to fulfill our Mission:
The Minturn Community Fund- Click Here For More Info
Colorado Mountain College- Click Here For More Info
Town of Avon- Click Here For More Info
Town of Minturn- Click Here For More Info
Town of Eagle- Click Here For More Info
Vail Valley Cares- Click Here For More Info
ARTSPaCE Gallery- Click Here For More Info