Art and creativity play an important part in historic downtown Vermilion.

The Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild inspires and encourages artistic expression through their members—all local artists and craftsmen who display their work at the gallery inside the Main Street Vermilion Building at 685 Main Street. The gallery features watercolors and acrylics, photography, original jewelry, woodworking, ceramics and pottery and more and changes with each approaching season.

If you are interested in joining the Vermilion Arts Guild, please complete the form below with your information.

Spring Workshop Series 2018

The Vermilion Arts Guild series of workshops is designed for a variety of skill levels and interest in mediums. Taught by experienced members of the Guild, the workshops are conducted on Saturdays. You're encouraged to bring a lunch or order carry out at one of Vermilion's local restaurants. Workshops are held at the Main Street Building at 685 Main Street. There's lots of parking in nearby city lots. 

Beginning Watercolors: Where Do I Begin?
Saturday, March 17, 2018   |   9:30am-3pm   |   $30

If you have never painted before or need a refresher, this class is for you. Instructor Jan Waggoner show you how to do basic washes, color mixing, and techniques with different brushes.  Tonal painting with one color where you teaching the eye to see various tones and help you simplify the subject matter to be painted.  Supplies are provided or bring your own.  Register here.

Beginning Watercolors: Now What?
Saturday, March 24, 2018   |   9:30am-3pm  |   $30

If you have some watercolor experience or are at an intermediate level, this class will help you explore techniques in watercolor. Instructor Jan Waggoner will show you how to make your composition better and how to add character and depth to your painting. Supplies are provided or bring your own. Register here.

Painting is Fun with Acrylics
Saturday, April 14, 2018   |   11am-3pm   |   $50  

Instructor Rita Hassett presents the basics including glazing, layering and adding texture. You're encouraged to bring pictures for inspiration. Contact Rita directly with questions: 440-897-2443 or rmhassett@gmail.com.  Register here.   

Floral Painting
Saturday, May 12, 2018   |   9:30am-3:30pm   }   $45

For beginner and intermediate watercolorists, Join Janine Jacobs-Beleski for "Floral Painting" in a loose, free style. Bring all the supplies you have as well as watercolor paper (140# Arches) or you can purchase some at the class.  Contact Janine with questions at 440-759-8061.  Register here.

Beach Glass Jewelry

Saturday, May 19, 2018   |   11am-3pm   |   $60

Turn your beach glass into one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Artist Rita Hassett teaches you how to wire wrap and to drill beach glass.  Tools and equipment provided. Bring your own beach glass or use the instructor’s. Register here. 

Would you like to receive information about Arts Guild events and workshops in the future? Follow Main Street Vermilion on social media or join our mailing list and be the first to know. 

 

Art Gallery Shows & Hours
 

During show dates, The Vermilion Arts Guild Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am–4:00pm and Saturday-Sunday from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Look for these special shows featuring original works of arts from local artists and fine craftsmen. Shows change seasonally. 

   Birds in Art Show  |  April 21-May 20

   Spring into Summer Show  |  May 26-July 8

   Sea and Shore Art Show  |  July 14-Sept. 9

   Nature's Bounty Art Show  |  Sept. 15- Nov. 4

   Holiday Art Show and Sale  |  Nov. 10-Dec. 23


2018 Arts Guild Members

 

Martha Ahrens
Bev Anderson
Karen Anderson
Janine Beleski
Scott Blair
Sue Culler
Clint Delafield
Mary Deucher
Scott Dommin
Timothy Drost
Dorothy Farschman
Cheryl Flowers
Gere Flick

Carol Flick
Barb Hartsook
Rita Hassett
Elnor Hilty
Cat Hromjak
Vicki Hudak
Jola Karpinski
Gary Kelley
Judy Kernell
Eva Korinek
Mike Lazusky
Harvey Mann
Sandi Morse

Peg Needham
Reenie Rak
Donna Ranson
Diane Reinhart
Eileen Rockwell
Cat Rogers
Chris Standring
Elias Traboulsi
Mayya Traboulsi
Jan Waggoner
Chris Waldorf
Mary Waters
Al Wear

 

Look for work from the Arts Guild at other Vermilion events including:

 

Gardeners Fair
April 28, 2018
Sailorway Middle School
9:00am–3:00pm

Fish Festival  
June 17, 2018

Third Thursdays
May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16 & September 20 in 2018

Farmers Market
Saturdays June 23–September 8, 2018

Woollybear Festival, TBA

 
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