McCook Art Guild

Category: Arts/Culture/Humanities


About Our Organization

A 501c(3) non-profit we are dedicated to supporting ALL forms of Art & Education.   Membership is open to ANYONE interested in Art.  This includes area art teachers/instructors & area individual artists.  BEGINNERS are WELCOME too.  Tuesday is Open Art from 10-4 pm.  Needing help with a project?  Ask and you shall receive.  Need a project done on your property, building or for your town - give us a call - 345-4816.  Art Guild is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10-4 pm.

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary this year.  The Guild purchased 209 Norris in 2011 which remains a community place for all.   

Students, college & adults are encouraged with contests thru the year.  Summer art camps are held for elementary thru high school.  YOU could be the featured "Artist of the Month" showcasing your work in "The Vault" on the main floor OR in the NEW Grandview Gallery upstairs.  Women's Wednesday is the 3rd Wednesday each month from 10-noon.   Come learn OR lead a new project that day,

Monthly contests move pieces on to other exhibitions & competitions.  We remain the 3rd largest Art group in the State with ANAC born in McCook.

Workshops/classes include:  Basic Art, Color Spectrums, Drawing, Painting, Stained Glass, Fused Glass, Paint and Pour, Parents and Child Paint Parties and Photography.  Classes are open to ANYONE.  We provide extra classes for students, home-schoolers, YMCA, SWATS  and others.  We have many outside the area artists come to provide workshops which are open to everyone.  The last two were Barn Quilting and Batik classes.

Our Grandview Gallery upstairs is finished and available for events & showings or rented for graduations, receptions, social club gatherings, etc. 

McCook Art Guild remains active and alive today as part of the new McCook Arts District.


With our main emphasis on education we look to aid and assist our local children reach their art potential.

We would like to have some funding set aside as scholarships to help those in need to participate in classes.

It's as simple as that !  

We work with children from elementary thru college.  We provide student memberships.  We are open for local school art clubs to use our facility.

All this takes dollars for supplies !! as well as time and a place.  We are thankful to the members who volunteer their time and talents.  Many are retired area teachers.

We ask for your help to provide that financial assistance for the children in need and the supplies necessary for the upcoming projects and classes !

Please make your check to the McCook Art Guild and be sure to drop at any Big Give station on Thursday, November 2nd.

THANK YOU in advance and please drop by the Art Guild and  see what's happening !!

Follow us on Facebook under McCook Art Guild where we post upcoming classes, events, contests, shows, etc.  BE A PART OF ART !!!


Past Projects

  • Add Several Big Screen Smart TVs for Teaching

    Project Wrap Up

    SUCCESS !!

    The new big screen tvs are in.


    Project Details

    We are looking to add 3 new Big Screen Smart TVs to the Art Guild to replace outdated technology like projectors and screens.

    They will be strategically placed in the main floor back classroom area, the main floor front gallery and the upstairs Grandview gallery.

    They will provide both Google technology as well as channels of art education in the back class room area as well as the upstairs Grandview gallery.

    The main floor front gallery big screen smart tv will provide sight to the upstairs art work as well as current advertising for the current events taking place at the Guild such as meetings, current classes and shows that are currently open to participate in.

    View the pictures below to tour the newly renovated guild.

    We THANK YOU in advance for helping us meet our need to better serve the Southwest Nebraska area.

    PLEASE donate to the 2022 BIG GIVE thru any of these options:

    Donate directly by check to the McCook Art Guild during Big Give day, mail your donation to 209 Norris Avenue, McCook, or donate view our Paypal account.


  • Networking with those in Need

    Project Wrap Up

    As you can see from the pictures below the back room renovation has been a huge success so far with newly painted floor, walls, etc.  Tables refreshed.  Have started many new classes in this area from small to large in size.  

    The Art Guild has many new members with classes involving children, jewelry, photography, pottery, stained glass and ladies Wednesdays.

    We still need to get a little more heating provided in that area but a few specific space heaters should help complete this project.

    Thanks everyone who have donated to this project and our Upstairs Grandview Gallery which now completes the 2nd story renovation to which an Open House just recently was held.  

    Project Details

    As 2020 brought Covid our door remained open.  Unfortunately ALL of our contests and kid's camps were cancelled.

    With things opening up in 2021, we are reaching out to many organizations as they have shown a need that only we can help fill.

    We are providing our building, kilns and instructors to assist in networking with groups like Homeschoolers, the YMCA after school program, SWATS, Respite Care, as well as aiding local school groups interested in having art clubs or groups outside the school setting.  We also remain devoted for an entire month to our own Summer Art Camps for students from elementary, junior and senior high ages.

    It's a great cause and your help in planting a seed in our YOUTH is priceless.  YOUR monetary support will help provide the supplies, instructors and any other item needed to make this a huge success for our community.    The project has already started !

    Thank you in advance for helping us help others that have a hidden talent !

  • Finishing the Upstairs and Replacing our Front Main Street Window

    Project Wrap Up

    SUCCESS  !!

    Upstairs is fully finished with heat/air.  We still need to replace our front window.


    Project Details

    Funds donated this year will help us to run the duct work for heat and air in the upstairs.  Also to complete our special lighting project for the upstairs to make it usable not only for art work but other artistic activities that will be scheduled in 2021.

    Our downstairs front main street window is in need of replacement.  A new window will help benefit temperature control on the main floor also.

    If you enjoy and annually drive Santa Claus Lane, it is not too late to show your appreciation for the 2,000 + hours that the guild members put into this project.  Many pieces were even rebuilt due to the weather conditions that occur at the bases of the pieces, besides the reflective painting and other things done to spruce up all the pieces that everyone enjoys duing the Christmas season.

    If you wish to donate from home feel free to donate to us thru Paypal using our email address which is:       or checks can be sent to: 209 Norris, McCook, NE

    Better yet we invite you to drop by the Art Guild the day of Big Give November 5, 2020 and donate in person from 10-4 pm.


  • Finish the upstairs Gallery

    Project Wrap Up

    SUCCESS !!

    It took until 2022 but this project has been completed.


    Project Details

    Over the past several years we have been busy doubling our coverage area by reopening the upstairs gallery.  We have finished the walls, drop ceiling and flooring.  The electrical work is in place, however, we need to finish with the proper lighting fixtures and install heat and air so that this space can be used year round.  We thank you in advance for your help with this project which again we think makes McCook a welcoming place for not only the community by surrounding area and local artists to continue their trade.

$1,839 Raised So Far!
15 Donors
McCook Art Guild

209 Norris Ave
McCook, NE 69001

(308) 345-4816

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