Welcome to the Chewelah Arts Guild
The Chewelah Arts Guild is a non-profit community support group that has been promoting the Arts in the Chewelah area since 1999.
The purpose of the Chewelah Arts Guild is to support the growth, development, appreciation and understanding of the arts in their various forms and to make the arts accessible to all members of the greater Chewelah community.
Our Vision Statement is:
Chewelah: A community that values, supports and promotes the arts.
Be a Member of the Arts Guild
The Annual Community Arts Show for 2021,
produced by the Chewelah Arts Guild most recently in February,
has been postponed due to Covid-19. Inability to plan with certainty means that the dates & times for this event are yet to be determined.
Rainbow Mini Grant Deadline Extended
The Chewelah Arts Guild provides Rainbow Fund Mini-grants to qualifying people two times a year. Individuals that need help
with music lessons, or materials for art projects, or help with
various other artistic endeavors may apply. The dollars
available vary but are usually around $500 total for each grant cycle. The Guild can help writers, singers, musicians, sculptors or you name it in the creative arena. We also help those involved in the education of art oriented activities.
Annually the grants are awarded the first week of February and October. Because of COVID 19 the deadline for the Winter 2021 grant has been extended to March 15, 2021. Applications must be post-marked no later than the deadline dates.
Information and Applications for the Rainbow Mini-Grants (click to download)
You are invited to
our Monthly Meetings
on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
@405 N 3rd St E, Chewelah, WA
(Chewelah Center for the Arts)
usually from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
We are having Zoom meetings monthly.
Contact us if you would like the link to attend.
In the Spotlight…
New year, new logo!
The Chewelah Arts Guild has a shiny new logo designed by local artist Traci Manley and paid for by funds provided by the CARES Act Relief Grant which we received in 2020. This new brand which prints clearly will be used in many applications including signage, newspaper advertising, note cards, letterhead stationary and brochures. We are grateful for Traci's creative talent, guidance and patience during the process of choosing a great new logo for the Guild.
We are not discarding our gorgeous vintage logo which was a design imagined and created by local artist Narada Carter many years ago! Both of our logos will be around for years to come.
CARES Act Relief Grant
The Chewelah Arts Guild has been awarded a CARES Act Relief grant in the amount of $4,000. This CARES Act grant funding is provided via the National Endowment for the Arts with support from the Washington State Arts Commission, ArtsWA. This rapid-response funding is for non-profit and fiscally sponsored arts groups and organizations facing financial hardship due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Early in March 2020, in light of COVID-19, the Chewelah Arts Guild Board decided it was prudent and necessary to cancel three of the Guild’s main annual fundraiser events: The Quilt Show, Taste of Chewelah, and Music On the Mountain. Even so, the Guild funded its Rainbow Mini-Grants Program, which awards $1,000 over two funding periods, toward a variety of local Arts programs and projects, as well as the Guild’s Senior Scholarship, awarding two graduating high school seniors continuing in the arts, $500 each. The Arts Guild Board, Officers and committee chairs have continued to meet via zoom, planning though not knowing when it will be possible to resume many other Arts Guild events and programs. Committee members remain focused on planning events like Light Up the Park and the Rainbow Fund Mini-Grants Program, as well as others further on, when feasible, like Pecha Kucha, the Community Arts Show and others.
CARES Act Relief grant funds must be used to cover a portion of the Guild’s general operating expenses. Arts Guild memberships and donations provide a portion of funding for events and programs that over the years, have grown into a vibrant part of Chewelah’s identity, cultural life and business community.