With a heavy heart, I am announcing the dissolution of the Business Venues Program for the Longmont Artists’ Guild. As a participating artist in the program myself, I understand the sadness this announcement brings.
Our Business Venues Director, Rob Birt, stepped down from his position last Thursday. We thank him for all of his hard work.
The Guild Board met in a special meeting and unanimously voted to close the program. Due to the current rotation schedule for November, we will be coordinating the retrieval of the artwork immediately. We ask for your patience during this process. Please do not contact the businesses directly.
If you are a current participant in the program, you will receive a separate email with instructions on how to retrieve your artwork before the end of November.
If you recently applied to participate, please accept our sincere apologies for the closing of the program unexpectedly.
The mission of the Longmont Artists' Guild is to promote the creation of original artwork, provide educational programs to our members, and stimulate community art appreciation through exhibitions and shows.
Our roots go back to 1957 when the Guild was founded by six women who wished to meet, show, and discuss their artwork. In 1959, we held our first public show. We became a Non-Profit in 2010.
We will continue to provide the community with opportunities to display and sell art through our member art shows. We will continue to promote educational programs available to anyone in the community through our workshops and monthly meetings.
I encourage you to continue participating and volunteering for our other various Guild activities, such as our member shows twice a year, monthly member meetings, workshops, MeetUp Group, and other networking events.
Your membership and participation is what keeps the “doors open.” Without you, we don’t exist.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for making the world a beautiful place with your creations. Thank you for your generosity in supporting our mission.