Who We Are

The Brandon Artists Guild is a vibrant group of more than 30 Vermont artists and artisans. It was formed in 1999 under the leadership of renowned folk artist Warren Kimble to promote the arts in and around Brandon, Vermont. The organization sprang to life when an unused storefront became available and was turned into a cooperative gallery. The original twelve artists called themselves and their gallery space the Brandon Artists Guild.

The Really Really Pig Show

The Guild blossomed in 2003 with the advent of “The Really Really Pig Show“. Forty life-sized fiberglass pigs were designed and decorated by Guild artists, talented town members and students from eight area schools. Small-town Brandon had never undertaken such an ambitious art project, but the enthusiasm of the Guild members was contagious and soon the entire community became involved. Unveiled at our traditional Memorial Day parade, the pigs were displayed all summer throughout the village and auctioned off on a beautiful October weekend. The Pig Show attracted thousands of visitors and, as the first event of its kind in Vermont, established Brandon as an exciting art destination. Funds generated from this spectacular event enabled the Guild to purchase and renovate our current exhibit space, attract new members and establish the gallery as an essential stop for Vermont art lovers.

The success of the Pig Show was followed by a popular series of annual community-wide art projects based first on birdhouses, then rocking chairs, artist palettes, Cats and Dogs, “Thinking Outside the Box,” and finally, “Art Makes Brandon Tick“.

A Commitment to Supporting the Arts

Local schools have been included in all of these activities, with a portion of the funds raised going directly to our youngest artists. As a 501(c)3 non-profit cultural organization dedicated to supporting the visual arts and artists through exhibitions, demonstrations and educational programs.

Join us!

Become a part of Vermont’s vibrant art community. Join as a supporting member and receive our e-newsletter, a 10% discount on gallery purchases ($100 maximum daily discount) plus invitations to Guild events. Or join the Guild as an exhibiting artist member – artists and artisans in all media are welcome to apply to our Spring or Fall juries.

The Guild gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm.