We are a Stockport-based group of over 150 amateur and professional artists. We have regular portrait and life drawing sessions and we hold an annual exhibition of our work at the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. In 2019 we will be celebrating our 100th anniversary. Whatever your artistic ability, you’d be very welcome to come to a free ‘taster’ session before joining the guild.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The last studio session for 2018 will be on Monday December 10th, and the first session of 2019 will be on Thursday Jan 10th as the 7th is a tutored session.
BECOME A MEMBER OF STOCKPORT ART GUILD
Membership is currently only £25 per year for adults and free for students under 18. Benefits include: 10% off at Turner’s Art Shop in Stockport; 5% off at Berrisford Framing in Glossop; your own portfolio page on the Stockport Art Guild website; and member access to all our sessions, workshops and exhibitions.
100 YEARS OF STOCKPORT ART GUILD
The Stockport Art Guild was founded in 1919 and grew out of the Arts and Crafts movement inspired by William Morris. Since our foundation, our aim has always been to promote and encourage artistic expression by everyone within our community. Notable past members include Harry Rutherford, James Chettle, Frederick Davenport Bates and Wilfred Colclough.
The guild has been based in the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery since it was built shortly after the First World War and we continue to be based there to this day.
We are currently researching the history of the Stockport Art Guild for a special commemorative book for our centenary next year. If you are a long-standing member of the guild and have some interesting anecdotes that you would like to share, please email Peter Davis at email@example.com
Our sessions, workshops and exhibitions take place at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. Parking is available in the evenings and weekends at Stockport College on Greek Street.
Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery
Wellington Rd S, Stockport SK3 8AB
Open Monday 7pm – 9pm, Thursday 7pm – 9pm and Saturday 10am – 1pm