Support for fine art in the Rutland region

By Killington Arts Guild

The Guild would like to bring attention to an opportunity for artists and art lovers in the Rutland region. The Killington Arts Guild began operation in 1998 and is currently at the start of a membership drive. Its members enjoy the enthusiasm and like-minded friendship of local artists, so consider joining them.

Much has been said and done in the past few years to build interest and participation in art around the Rutland area. Those efforts have resulted in numerous shows and varied art activities, some of which have been truly remarkable.

The Killington Arts Guild (KAG) recognizes the validity of all art and welcomes as members any kind of artist or art supporter, no matter the medium or style. That said, please be aware that the organization limits gallery displays and openings to fine art. KAG feels that crafts and folk art are well represented in the area by events and other organizations and wishes to offer residents and visitors a venue that they can count on to consistently display fine art. The members-only shows offer originals of professional photography, fine painting, and sculpture of glass, paper, metal, acrylic, and stone as well as writing and mixed media. Prints are very high quality and are limited in number.

The KAG gallery is located on the second floor of the Base Camp Outfitters/Cabin Fever Gifts, Route 4 directly across from the Killington access road and next to the new Killington Welcome Center. This prime location offers very high traffic during fall foliage and the winter ski season, and strong traffic in spring and summer. KAG currently hosts four member shows that follow the seasons. KAG also offers educational events and supports other area organization throughout the year. Please visit the Guild’s website at www.killingtonartsguild.org for more information and a good look at who they are.

Normal individual membership is $25 per year but during the membership drive, the Guild will offer artists and art supporters a one-year full membership for $20. Membership checks in the amount of $20 can be mailed to the Killington Arts Guild, 2363 Route 4, Killington VT 05751.

Please feel free to contact the Guild via email at its website or give a call to Robert Pye (Membership Committee) at 802-483-6890 for general questions or details.

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