The Fort Wayne Artists Guild was begun through the impetus of Jim McBride and 18 alumni of the Fort Wayne Art School. The first organizational meeting was on December 18, 1959 where they adopted the name “Fort Wayne Artists Guild”. Many of the early scrapbooks and records were ruined during the flood of 1986. The Guild participated in art fairs in the Fort Wayne area for many years.
The Fort Wayne Artists Guild is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization formed to promote interest in the fine arts, to further members’ artistic knowledge, and to encourage fellowship among members of the Guild and the arts community at large.
The Fort Wayne Artists Guild is a member of the Indiana Arts Commission and Arts United of Fort Wayne.
Visitors are welcome to attend a few meetings and are encouraged to be a part of the membership and enjoy the many benefits. Great friendships are formed when people gather around their shared love of art.
What do we provide our members?
More than a dozen locations where FWAG members rotate and display their artwork to the public (including restaurants, coffee shops, hospitals, offices and more)
Networking opportunities with other talented area artists
Peer review and critique at every meeting
3-4 Annual Members' Shows
Ventures in Creativity Show - a regional juried show (Member discount for entry)
A well written and informative monthly newsletter
Information regarding local calls for entry, educational opportunities, and shows
Workshops, field trips, & plein air excursions (Member discount for entry)
A setting to share a mutual LOVE of art!
Member listings on Guild website
Just new in 2018, The Guild Pop-Up Gallery for members to show and sell their work
Fort Wayne Artists Guild
John C. Kelty
PLEIN AIR Coordinator
ART Exhibition Coordinator