Mississippi Valley Art Guild

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For over 1500 years, the inhabitants of our southern Illinois region have experimented with art, from the earliest Illiniwek tribes (as evidenced by the pottery fragments they left behind) to the diverse array of local fine and contemporary artists we meet today. The Mississippi Valley Art Guild strives to inspire and educate all ages of art enthusiasts through exhibitions, outreach, and various art initiatives. We strive to bring art to our community, and our community to art. Through workshop offerings for children and adults, our members mentor others to achieve the elevation of each one’s unique, creative talents. We embrace all patrons of the arts, as well as amateur and professional artists, and encourage the display of their creations in a wide variety of medium. Our members have their works on display in our facility, many available for sale, ranging from paintings, leaded glass, wood and ceramic creations to smaller gift items that would be perfect for every gifting occasion. We welcome all visitors and would be delighted to introduce you to this immersive experience of color, passion, beauty, and culture. Please contact us at the email address listed below to begin your journey ….. your senses will thank you!

LOCATED AT 611 STATE ST. in CHESTER, IL

Contact us at:

611 State Street

Chester, IL 62233

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We are comprised of many varied types of artists and patrons located in the picturesque city of Chester, Illinois, the home of Popeye the Sailorman, and his artist creator, Elzie C. Segar.

If you have any questions about us, or would like to schedule a visit, please contact us via our e-mail above. As a non-profit organization that is supported by volunteers, we currently do not have a set schedule of studio hours, so please feel free to contact us when you plan your visit. We would be delighted to have you join us!

    - ALBERT EINSTEIN

Creativity Is Contagious ...
Pass It On! 

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    Partial funding for our Teen Art Guild outreach programming for 2021-2022 has been awarded by the Bayer Rural Fund Community Arts Program Grant via the Arts and Education Council. Please help us thank them for their assistance by visiting their site and supporting their efforts.