About Us/Our Mission:
Boulder City Art Guild: Description
To promote art education to qualifying students in Southern Nevada, and to provide venues for artists to exhibit and sell their work.
The Boulder City Art Guild provides a number of scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors who will take art courses in college. These scholarships continue to be granted to students through their college career, based on grade requirements. The Boulder City Art Guild also makes a donation annually to the Boulder City Art Center for “mini-scholarships” for deserving youngsters and seniors unable to afford classes.
The Boulder City Art Guild is located in the historic Boulder Dam Hotel. More than forty member artists display their artwork in the gallery, which is open to the public seven days a week.
It draws both local patrons and tourist patrons. Patrons from throughout the Las Vegas valley are attracted to Boulder City, and its many historical points of interest. The art gallery, being located inside the hotel, provides an attractive venue for out of town travelers.
It is operated exclusively by volunteers, and has no paid employees.
The Guild produces two major shows each year, as fundraising events for the scholarship program. The major show is the Boulder City Fine Arts Festival (BCFAF) held during April at the Bicentennial Park. A smaller show, Winter Art Fest (WAF), is held during November, at the Parks & Recreation Building. The funding is generated by paid space rents by the exhibiting artists, raffle ticket sales, and donations.
The purpose, or mission, of this organization is the promotion of fine art in Southern Nevada.
The Guild will:
(a) support continuing art education for members and non-members by providing access to quality instructors;
(b) encourage Southern Nevada artists to show and sell their work;
(c) provide an attractive environment in which artists can exhibit their work that has been placed for sale, and in which prospective buyers may browse and purchase said work;
(d) schedule one major show for members, non-members, and students for these purposes;
(e) provide annual scholarship(s) for high school and undergraduate students who are studying for a fine arts degree;
(f) establish and maintain an art gallery in Boulder City for members.