Art Guild of Middletown
PO Box 205 Middletown, CT 06457
Annual Members' show at Wesleyan
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Please feel free to browse through our site and learn more about us.
Featured Artwork by Member Artist: Richard Raicik, 'Forgotten Memories'
To foster and encourage art and the development of visual artists in the
Middletown, Connecticut, area by:
a) developing quality PROGRAMS to bring artists together;
b) providing venues for the artists to EXHIBIT their work;
c) providing ART INSTRUCTION and workshops in drawing and painting and related visual arts.
How Art Guild of Middletown serves Middletown and the
Art Guild of Middletown offers excellence in art instruction, programs and
exhibition opportunities We bring together a diverse group of people,- amateur and professional artists, art lovers who may not be artists but enjoy what the Guild offers and enjoy continuing to learn about art and meeting new people who also have a passion for art.
As members, we support and encourage one another in our love for art and our artistic endeavors.
The population we serve may overlap with other arts groups, but we feel our contribution is unique.
We hope to continue to offer our excellent programs, classes and exhibition opportunities
to serve an ever-growing population.
Art Guild of Middletown offers:
Members exhibit their work in different venues throughout the Middletown area.
The Guild presents a June Exhibition at Wesleyan University.and a December
Exhibit at the Portland Library.
You don't have to be an artist to enjoy membership in the Guild! It is exciting as a non-artist to watch the artists create their works.
You don't have to be able to "draw a straight line" to learn to draw or paint... There are so many opportunities to take lessons!
You don't even have to aspire to be a professional! Art can be a wonderfully relaxing hobby.
Come see what we do!
Demonstrations by guest artists are held on the second Thursday evening of most months.
Workshops are generally one full day Saturday session.
Classes meet for six- week blocks.
Class and workshop sizes are, on average, about 10 people,
History of Art Guild of Middletown
In the late 1940s, a small group of Wesleyan faculty wives, led by Wesleyan biology professor
The RVAG met for several years in the basement of the Honor's College at Wesleyan, where
This was the start of many, many moves and some name changes for the group over the years,
Classes were the focus in the early RVAG years, but almost no attempt was made to exhibit.