2000 – The Guild’s first poster contest was held in the summer, with several hundred posters printed from the artwork selected by the membership. These posters were featured at the two shows on the Plaza. The poster contest continued throughout the decade.
2001 – The Guild found its first permanent home on Ruth Street
2002 – In early March, a property was identified on Alarcon Street that could possibly meet the needs of the Guild. The facility had 7000 sq. ft. on two levels and the membership voted to purchase the building. Plans were immediately developed for the renovation of the Alarcon building, including a gallery, meeting rooms, offices, a library, and rental space. The designs for this project were made by a local architect who was one of our members. The Guild moved from Ruth Street to Alarcon in June of 2002. With that move, the Guild changed from a club operation to a non-profit business.
The 2010s – The Guild continues its mission as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, support, and training in all aspects of the visual arts through exhibits, workshops, scholarships, seminars, and practical experience in the creation of artistic works. The Guild serves as a charitable vehicle through which artists and members may associate with others of similar interests, offering support and encouragement for the development of their artistic talents.
2019- The Guild is committed to supporting the arts throughout Yavapai County by developing relationships with local schools and colleges, offering free art courses for veterans through our Veterans Art Program and Kids Summer Art Camp
The Guild encourages the community to support its Mission by attending the 4th Friday Art Walk, visiting the gallery, enjoying our festivals, and participating in our workshops and open studio sessions.