COVID-19 Update

As you may have heard recently in the news, some residents of our local veteran’s home have tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the likelihood of community spread we have decided to close temporarily while the community assesses the situation. We still hope to have our anniversary event in April and our small art show and sale in June, so watch this space for updates. In the meantime, we hope you are using this down time to create some fantastic art. We look forward to seeing it!

As always, thank you for your support. Please continue to support local businesses. If there is something you need from our store or one of our artists, please reach out to us and we will do our best to help you.

Looking Ahead

Linn County Arts Guild will be celebrating our 11th year as a group and our 5th year as a gallery location this year. We are a dynamic group, constantly in flux. Many artists have come and gone over those years. We look forward to being a part of our community for years to come. Please take a moment to fill out a small survey and let us know what you think. We appreciate your feedback.

Thanks from your friends at the Linn County Arts Guild.

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2020 Changes – Call to Artists

After a nice rest and a bit of rearrangement of the store, we are back up and running. Some artists were only here for the holidays. Look for them again come November. We said goodbye to our longtime friends Nemo Laine Art. They have promised to come back for classes and Meet the Artist events, so watch this space if you are a fan of their art. We also said goodbye to Kathy Jones and her beautiful stained glass and jewelry art, but not before buying up some of her pieces for personal enjoyment. We wish both of these artists well in their new endeavors.

What does this mean for the gallery? Well, for one, we have space. If you are an artist who has been wondering about showcasing your art in a public forum, come see us. We have a jury committee, but don’t be intimidated by that. We consider ourselves an approachable gallery and our store is a great place for you to get your start. Having a jury committee ensures that we don’t duplicate art that’s already in the store and that pieces are finished and ready for the buyer to hang or use immediately upon purchase. We are discussing some short term display options as well, so watch this space if that’s of interest to you.

Are you an artist who loves to teach? We have space for you. We have tables and chairs, a small classroom setting (or the ability to set up in the main gallery), and miscellaneous other items you might need to hold a small class. Inquire at the gallery if this might be something you are interested in.

Above all else, we want our community to know how much we appreciate your support. Whether it’s just a brief stop to appreciate our art, joining us for one of our fun art classes, a suggestion to a friend to stop in, a vote for a window display, or a decision to purchase one of our handmade items (which really warms our heart), we are so glad to have you as a part of our experience. Here’s to you!

See you at the gallery!