Charleston Artist Guild (CAG)
President’s Welcome Letter
The Charleston Artist Guild is the city of Charleston’s hometown artist guild.
Over the past 60 years, we have grown to more than 700 members made up of students, teachers, artists and art lovers.
We welcome you to explore our website and learn how the guild can help you as well as how you can be a part of this wonderful family. The Charleston Artist Guild is dedicated to serving the arts community of Charleston with a mission to promote art education with workshops, lectures and demonstrations at our membership meetings. The Guild also offers critiques to further the advancement of artists and most importantly, to serve the needs of the community with our outreach programs. These programs, run by our dedicated volunteers, make art an important part of the lives of children, the elderly, the disadvantaged and people who are physically or mentally challenged. Our volunteers are well rewarded with the satisfaction of enriching the lives of those who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to experience the beauty of art in their lives.
The Charleston Artist Guild also provides a beautiful gallery space for over 70 of our exhibiting artists. The guild hosts an annual Members Exhibition for its members, as well as a juried Signature Exhibition open to all artists in South Carolina. There is so much information on the website; just click on the links and explore. Be sure to read our monthly newsletter where
you can learn about what we are doing now.
The Charleston Artist Guild is a large family of artists and art lovers sharing a common goal. Our members are special and we invite you to be a part of our family. As it always has been, in the spirit of southern hospitality, I invite you to one of our general member’s meetings and to our gallery where you can meet other art lovers and join our family.