The latest work of art in Vermilion is an art guild.
Diana Szambecki, a photographer, and Pam Reese, a jewelry artist, helped the art guild get off the ground over the past 18 months with the help of the Main Street Association.
"We realized we didn't have any arts organization or classes in Vermilion," Szambecki said. "Many of our artists had never met. The guild gives artists a vehicle to work through self-promotion."
It delivers art to the community, too.
The guild put together art shows in cooperation with Ritter Library, The Inland Seas Maritime Museum, the Main Street Association and a borrowed summer gallery space on Liberty Avenue.
A total of 29 artists contributed to the summer gallery, and the hardest part for the artists and the public was closing the gallery at the end of the season, Reese said.
The guild hopes to reopen a summer gallery in 2008 in a location to be determined.
Read the story and see a schedule of upcoming shows in Saturday's Register and the ePaper.