The Granby Artists Association has been through its share of changes in the past 17 years and is excited to be shifting its approach to fostering the visual arts. Over the years, with the enthusiastic support of the Granby community, members of Granby Artists have taught and demonstrated, while hosting family art days, community art projects, exhibits, holiday gift shows, and 16 open studio tours.
And now, with all those successes, the Granby Artists want to raise the visibility of the visual arts even further by shifting away from a juried membership to an open membership. This shift in membership gets back to its roots, where the goal was to share the talents of our neighbors and raise awareness of the artistic abilities right in our own backyard.
So now there are several ways to get involved with the Granby Artists, such as by becoming a Friend of Granby Art, or business sponsor; there is even a membership for high school students or the entire family. Each of those memberships allows a person to participate in our quarterly creativity boosting events, informative members-only newsletters and an annual Open Show.
This year, for all those who join the new Granby Artists, members will be invited to participate in an open art show to be held at Lost Acres Vineyard during the Open Studio Tour, October 13 and 14.
Plus, members of all levels will be invited to quarterly creativity-boosting events like studio tours, lectures, movie nights, critiques, and museum visits.
Granby Artists will continue to hold its current high-quality events and is excited to be adding more opportunities for all its members new and old to explore, brainstorm, talk and create art together. Even for those who would just like to support the Granby Artists annual scholarship to a graduating Granby Memorial High School senior, who is entering college to study the visual arts, that support is welcomed and encouraged.
To find out details about the new format of the Granby Artists Association, please visit: granbyartists.org