This Year's Project:
About Our Organization
As a 501c(3) non-profit we are dedicated to supporting ALL arts and artists. Our membership includes former and current art teachers/instructors, as well as many varied talented individual artist that generously provide time for classes and workshops.
McCook Art Guild was birthed in the 1960's and remains a mainstay in the community today. Located at 209 Norris Avenue, prospective new artists come for educational lessons such as drawing, sculpture, pottery, as well as painting with water colors, oils and on china.
Local school students, as well as adults, are encouraged with contests throughout the year. Summer art camps are held at the Guild for elementary ages to high schoolers. Or YOU could be our featured "artist of the month" showcasing your work in our vault.
Monthly contests often move pieces on to other exhibitions and state competitions. We are the third largest art club in the State.
Weekly, monthly and upcoming workshops/classes include Color Spectrums, Drawing, Painting, Stained Glass, Fused Glass, Paint and Pour, Paint and Sip. We are finalizing plans with Sondra Johnson to provide an upcoming workshop.
Our gallery upstairs is nearing completion and will soon be available for events, showings, classes, workshops as well as rented occassions such as graduations, receptions, social club gatherings, etc.
Thank you for your CONTINUED support.
Networking with those in Need
As 2020 brought Covid our door remained open. Unfortunately ALL of our contests and kid's camps were cancelled.
With things opening up in 2021, we are reaching out to many organizations as they have shown a need that only we can help fill.
We are providing our building, kilns and instructors to assist in networking with groups like Homeschoolers, the YMCA after school program, SWATS, Respite Care, as well as aiding local school groups interested in having art clubs or groups outside the school setting. We also remain devoted for an entire month to our own Summer Art Camps for students from elementary, junior and senior high ages.
It's a great cause and your help in planting a seed in our YOUTH is priceless. YOUR monetary support will help provide the supplies, instructors and any other item needed to make this a huge success for our community. The project has already started !
Thank you in advance for helping us help others that have a need that we can ALL reach out too !
Finishing the Upstairs and Replacing our Front Main Street Window
Funds donated this year will help us to run the duct work for heat and air in the upstairs. Also to complete our special lighting project for the upstairs to make it usable not only for art work but other artistic activities that will be scheduled in 2021.
Our downstairs front main street window is in need of replacement. A new window will help benefit temperature control on the main floor also.
If you enjoy and annually drive Santa Claus Lane, it is not too late to show your appreciation for the 2,000 + hours that the guild members put into this project. Many pieces were even rebuilt due to the weather conditions that occur at the bases of the pieces, besides the reflective painting and other things done to spruce up all the pieces that everyone enjoys duing the Christmas season.
If you wish to donate from home feel free to donate to us thru Paypal using our email address which is: firstname.lastname@example.org or checks can be sent to: 209 Norris, McCook, NE
Better yet we invite you to drop by the Art Guild the day of Big Give November 5, 2020 and donate in person from 10-4 pm.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO THE ART GUILD AS WELL AS MAINTAINING MAIN STREET FOR THE FUTURE ENJOYMENT OF THE COMMUNITY !
Finish the upstairs Gallery
Over the past several years we have been busy doubling our coverage area by reopening the upstairs gallery. We have finished the walls, drop ceiling and flooring. The electrical work is in place, however, we need to finish with the proper lighting fixtures and install heat and air so that this space can be used year round. We thank you in advance for your help with this project which again we think makes McCook a welcoming place for not only the community by surrounding area and local artists to continue their trade.