|About the Guild
The guild provides community for artists and artisans residing and working in
stunning Anderson Valley of rural Mendocino County.
Several Anderson Valley artists converged nearly 2 decades ago with the intent to
promote and increase awareness of the unique fine arts and artisan talents in the
area. They launched a valley-wide open studios and art tour which remains a
fixture and signature annual event in Anderson Valley. The Anderson Valley Art
Guild organization was official in 2006, coordinating the art tour, exhibitions and
launching the Guild website.
GUILD MEMBERS represent a wide spectrum of mediums, formats, and subjects:
- Painting & Drawing - representational, figurative, landscape & abstract
- Sculpture - Clay, Stone, Metals, Wood, Fiber & Glass
- Jewelry, Quilting & Wearable Art
- Assemblage & Mixed Media
- Printmaking, Paper Making & Book Arts
- Photography & Digital Arts
|OPEN STUDIOS/ART TOURS is traditionally held during Memorial Day weekend.
A venturesome self-guided tour of artist's studios and art settings - along alluvial terraces of the valley floor, through
unincorporated bucolic towns (Yorkville, Boonville, Philo, and Navarro) and into hills with spectacular vistas of the Navarro river
The AVAG Open Studios is an opportunity to experience the intermingling of art and the inspiring Anderson Valley.