Who Are We?
The Laurel Art Guild is a non-profit organization of people interested in the advancement of the fine arts. The membership consists of professional and amateur artists expressing themselves through a wide variety of media. The Guild strives to promote public appreciation for the support of its endeavors through community involvement. The Guild is supported by annual dues, commissions on sales from Laurel Art Guild shows, and outside contributions. For the past thirty years, the Guild has made scholarship fund donations to local High Schools for graduating seniors that are continuing their studies in Fine Arts.
Founded in 1967, the Laurel Art Guild has been located on the grounds of the historic Montpelier Mansion in Laurel Maryland. These premises are under the jurisdiction of the Maryland National Capitol Parks and Planning Commission. The Commission's Art Division has been instrumental in the Guild's success through combined efforts with the Guild for promotions of classes and workshops as well as juried art shows and other exhibit opportunities. Montpelier Arts Center is located at the first driveway on the right after entering Muirkirk Road, from Route 197. Some LAG activities are held at the Art Center.
See an interview on YouTube of
April Rimpo talking about Laurel Art Guild on The Ed Brown Show. The LAG
segment begins at 14 minutes, 50 seconds at the following link
The Laurel Art Guild Executive Board can be reached at the following email addresses:
The Laurel Art Guild Constitution and
Bylaws are available at the link.
The Laurel Art Guild Annual Report for 2015 - 2016 is available at the link.
Where to Meet Us:
Monthly meetings are held September through June. A variety of sites are now used for our Monthly Programs and Events. Please visit the Programs and Events pages to determine the location for each activity. Most monthly meetings start at 7 pm, however during winter months the meetings are held on Saturdays at noon.
What We Can Do for You:
The meetings afford a wonderful opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with fellow artists. New Members are always welcome. Privileges and services offered to Guild members are many. They include the following: