Richmond Artists Guild was founded in 1955 with the goal of providing a forum for local artists to meet, improve their skills and learn more about art. Members are welcome at all levels from beginner to professional, to encourage, learn from and support each other while fostering arts in our community. The Guild offers weekly life drawing, long pose & plein air sessions, and regular guest artist demos & group shows.
Our monthly meetings feature a guest artist demonstration or critique and the opportunity to build friendships within the local art community.
The Guild hosts both a Life Drawing group, and the plein air group Men In Hats which paints outdoors from Spring into Fall, and shares a studio space weekly in winter.
Our members participate in numerous groups shows and painting demonstrations throughout the year, and the small works sale Guess Who each November benefitting Richmond Food Bank. We support the Youth awards for the Grand Prix of Art and annually sponsor a local student to join our Life Drawing sessions.
The Guild meets on the second Wednesday of each month, with a Summer recess.
Contact us to be our guest for a meeting!
Our Life Drawing group meets all the other Wednesday nights, barring holidays and special programming. Artists are welcome to try up to 3 drop-in sessions at $15 per session, or sign up for the whole season for the best value.
The plein air group meets Spring through September. Visit http://www.meninhats.ca/events4
to find the next free meetup location.
There are so many ways to get involved in our arts community. Drop us a line to find out about membership, life drawing, plein air painting, and upcoming events!
Richmond Cultural Centre, 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 1Z2, Canada