Merrickville Arts Guild (MAG) welcomes new members residing within 50kms of Merrickville who love the arts and want to be part of growing the arts in our community. You don’t have to be working in the arts, you just have to want to get involved.

To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist

– Robert Schumann

Benefits of joining the Merrickville Arts Guild

Connect with other artists

When you join the guild, you join our family. We are a talented group of artists who work with a variety of media. You will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate.

Apply to exhibit at the Festival of the Arts

Each year the Guild works with other groups such as Theatre Night in Merrickville (opens in new window) and the Merrickville Organization for Culture & the Arts (opens in new window) to hold a two day Festival of the Arts in Blockhouse Park.  This event can only be held if sufficient funding is raised.   MAG notifies members through the Facebook postings and directly by contacting all artists who have paid their annual MAG membership fee. 

Apply to exhibit at the MAG Gallery

The Iron Forge Restaurant (opens in new window) in Merrickville hosts our MAG Gallery. Submit your atwork for consideration when calls to exhibit are sent via email.

Showcase your art in the yearly MAG Booklet

Each year, a booklet is printed which contains information about all our active artist.

Join a MAG collective

MAG has a number of artists that have formed their own Collective – such as the Photography Collective (opens in new window).  If you are interested in forming a Collective in writing, dance, music, etc., please let us know and we can work together. 

Attend Conversations to expand your knowledge

MAG Conversations are annual series of six illustrated and artful talks featuring various speakers from inside and outside the community. They are advertised on the MAG Facebook page (opens in a new window) and on the News page.

Add your name to our online members page

Get your name, medium and social media links listed on the Meet our artists page.

Get a discount at DeSerres

MAG artists are frequent users of art supply stores such as DeSerres and we are entitled to a 10% discount on art supplies.

Have your say at the annual AGM meeting

Each year, MAG holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to review our past accomplishments and to plan for the new year.  It is important for all members to participate in-person or by Zoom. Member input and vote is crucial.  Information on the next AGM is sent to  members via email and listed in the News page.

Membership form

Ready to join an amazing group of artists? Fill out the form below.

For 2023, annual membership is $50.