When people think of “art,” they most often think of the visual arts—ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography—the art forms that are the focus of the Visual Arts Guild at the Harris Arts Center.

Visitors entering the main floor walk through two galleries displaying exhibits by local and regional artists: student, amateur, and professional. To carry out the mission of showcasing arts, guild members curate and install exhibits year-round.

Two popular annual events are the winter exhibit featuring the works of city and county middle and high school art students and their teachers and a summer exhibit of adult regional artists.

The public is always invited to attend the receptions that open exhibits. Typically, visitors can expect to see at least four different exhibits each year, and all Visual Arts Guild exhibits are open to the public, free of charge.