Art and creativity play an important part in historic downtown Vermilion. The Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild inspires and encourages artistic expression through their members — all local artists and craftsmen who display their work at the gallery inside the Main Street Vermilion Building at 685 Main Street. The gallery features watercolors and acrylics, photography, original jewelry, woodworking, ceramics and pottery, and more. Artwork changes with each approaching season.

During show dates, the Vermilion Arts Guild Gallery is open Monday thru Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Look for these special shows featuring original works of arts from local artists and fine craftsmen. Shows change seasonally. 

The Vermilion Arts Guild series of workshops is designed for a variety of skill levels and interest in mediums. Taught by experienced members of the Guild, the workshops are conducted on Saturdays. You're encouraged to bring a lunch or order carry out at one of Vermilion's local restaurants. Workshops are held at the Main Street Building at 685 Main Street. There's lots of parking in nearby city lots.

If you are interested in joining the Vermilion Arts Guild, please complete the online form with your information at

In order to become a member of the Arts Guild you must:

  • Meet with the Show and Membership Committees for orientation and go over by-laws, information, and expectations. 
  • Have artwork (all mediums) juried at an Arts Guild Meeting (these occur the third Monday in March, June, September and November at 7 pm in the Main Street Building). 
  • If your artwork is accepted, you must become a member of Main Street Vermilion.
  • Share in working shifts at different Art Shows throughout the year. 
  • Attend a minimum of two Arts Guild meetings each year and/or participate on a committee.