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How to 

Join the Guild

You never know what event we might hold next.  Come be a part of a talented, fun group whose main focus is introducing art to the community and sharing their talents.

We are a growing guild with big plans for the future.  In 2018 alone we have been awarded a grant to build a community Art Park, have launched a new online website that gives our artists even more opportunity to sell their artwork to a broader audience, and are planning a county-wide Celebration of the Arts event in September.

Come be a pART of ART!


All members, displaying artists, student artists share the following benefits:

  • Receive newsletters and notices about upcoming events, classes and workshops

  • Discounts on certain exhibits, workshops and events 

  • Access to our Arts Library

  • Enjoy camaraderie of Guild Artists

  • Attend special member only events

  • Free Open Studio (see schedule for days)

  • Opportunity to collaborate with other artists to learn, grow and hone your skills

  • Participation in events such as Mayfest, Hilltop, Oops Potter Sale, the Art Park and more


In addition to the benefits listed above, displaying artists can also:

  • Display artwork for sale at the VAC

  • Display business cards at the VAC

  • Add an Artist Bio on the Guild website

  • Link your website to the Guild website

  • Have the opportunity  to feature their work in the VAC gallery window and the website

  • Partner with businesses to display artwork when an opportunity is presented 

  • Have their artwork featured on the Guild Facebook page

  • List artwork on the Guild Online Store as the opportunity arrises

Watercolor of boats in the bay

We have several other ways you can support our efforts to grow art in Rutherford County, NC:

  • Be come a Friend of the Arts  with a donation of:

    • Friend of the Arts - $20.00 to ​receive newsletters and notices about upcoming events, classes and workshops ONLY 

      Patron - $125​
    • Supporter - $250

    • Benefactor - $500

  • Each of these donations comes with an additional family member that can access the benefits of Guild membership for our Friends of the Arts which include:

    • ​Receive newsletters and notices about upcoming events, classes and workshops

    • Access to our Arts Library

    • Attend special preview events and receptions

    • Donations are tax deductible

  • Become a Student Member

    • Student membership is open to all students ages 7-24 that are enrolled in a school or secondary education/college pro​gram

    • Students can display their artwork in the VAC for FREE in our Student Gallery, or for a small membership fee, they can offer their artwork for sale.

  • Donate to the Art Park

    • You can make any donation amount toward the building and creation of the community Art Park.  All donations go toward building and maintaining the park and purchase of supplies and materials for the Artists that are creating the art pieces for the park.​

    • Our Art Park fundraiser is ran on our Facebook page, as Facebook does not charge any fees for receiving funds for the park.  100% of money donated comes to us, no processing or handling fees.

    • You can also mail in your donation to RCVAG - Art Park at PO Box 2015, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or drop by the VAC at 160 N. Main St. in Rutherfordton T-Sat 10am-3pm.

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