BOULDER CITY ART GUILD
 BOULDER CITY ART GUILD

Members welcome!

 

The Boulder City Art Guild,

a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine art in the Las Vegas and Southern Nevada area.  Everyone is welcome to join whether an artist or someone with an interest in supporting fine art. Member volunteers are active in all aspects of the Guild, whether it be art shows, exhibits, the Gallery, fundraising, education, outreach and more. Join us and help us support fine art!

 

If you would like to join the Guild, please fill out the application below and return it to the Guild, either by email or in person.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact the Guild at 702 293-2138 or email us at bcartguild@gmail.com and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

General Membership Meetings 

are held at the

Boulder City Library

701 Adams Blvd, Boulder City

 

 

ABOVE: The guild's home in the Boulder Dam Hotel.
 
The mission of the Boulder City Art Guild is the promotion of fine art in Southern Nevada.

 

 

The Boulder City Art Guild and Gallery, a non-profit organization established in 1973, is pleased to welcome visitors of the greater Las Vegas and southern Nevada area to our beautiful Gallery in Boulder City, Nevada. Our gallery is located in the historic Boulder Dam hotel, just 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip. 

 

The Guild's Gallery has the distinction​ of being the first cooperative Gallery in Southern Nevada.  The Gallery is open to the public and artwork of more than 40 member artists is on display. The Gallery is open 7 days a week and a member artist is available to greet visitors.

 

The Boulder City Art Guild carries out its mission by:

  • Organizing and producing fine art show and exhibits free and open to the public,
  • Establishing and maintaining an art gallery in Boulder City,
  • Providing art classes/workshops, and/or lecture series open to the public,
  • Providing scholarships to qualifying individuals who wish to participate in art classes/workshops offered by qualified organizations, and
  • Providing scholarships to qualifying high school graduates focased on fine arts. 

 

The art diplayed includes member's works in acrylic, oil, watercolor, ceramics, metal, jewelry, glass, wood, photography and pottery.

 

 

ABOVE: members of the guild promoting the first artist's show in 1986.

 

 

History of the Boulder City Art Guild

 

More than 40 years ago, a group of Boulder City artists gathered together to paint, draw and create art.  The group called themselves “The Senior Art Guild.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • In 1976, they desired to be more involved in the community, these artists formally reorganized, became incooperated, obtained a tax identification number as a nonprofit and a business license.  The artists were now known as the Boulder City Art Guild, Inc.

 

  • In June of 1977, the Guild held their first show at Grace Community Church in Boulder City.  They went on to display their art at the Boulder City Credit Union, the Library, Lake Mead Marina, the annual Chamber of Commerce Spring Jamboree, the Doodlebug Bazaar and at various businesses around town.

 

  • Having grown to more than 50 members and having exhibits in so many places, the time had come for the Guild to establish a gallery of their own so in the late 1970’s, local realtor Dick Blair donated his office to the Guild for that purpose. 

 

  • In 1979, the gallery was moved to 1495 Nevada Highway, where the building was remodeled and transformed into an art gallery and cultural center.  The official gallery opening reception took place on December 14, 1980.  The gallery and the Guild thrived in this location for many years.  There were receptions, art shows, art classes and the awarding of scholarships to talented, deserving students majoring in art.

 

  • The Boulder City Art Guild Gallery remained at the Nevada Highway location until 1995 when it outgrew the space.  At that time, an opportunity to have a larger space in the center of town materialized.  Grant money was awarded to revitalize the historic Boulder Dam Hotel and included a spot to house an art gallery.  A portion of the hotel’s second floor was remodeled for just that purpose.  On July 4, 1995, the Guild hosted a reception for their new home where it remains to this day.

 

  • Since 1995, the Guild continues to grow and prosper with over 100 members.  The Boulder City Art Guild sponsors two annual outside art shows and monthly receptions for a featured artist at the gallery.  The gallery is a stop on the Chamber of Commerce Wine Walks, with exhibits at the Boulder City Hospital, Hoover Dam Lodge and Boulder City Hall.

 

 

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