Prattauga Art Guild
The Prattauga Art Guild office is located in the Creative Arts Center at 342 Chestnut Street behind City Hall in historic Downtown Prattville. This 1890’s house is nestled among the live oaks and magnolias along the Autauga Creek and the beautiful Autauga Creekwalk. The Center is also home to The Art Gallery, which features works by members of the Prattauga Art Guild and guest artists with exhibits changing throughout the year.
The Art Gallery is home to the Art Guild’s permanent collection of artwork by Prattville’s own internationally known artist Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas, Russell Everett (artist and stone sculptor of Troy University), and internationally recognized quilt artist Yvonne Wells, of Tuscaloosa, as well as other national, regional and local artists.
Art classes and workshops for children and adults are offered in a variety of media at the Creative Arts Center. Award winning artists and art teachers offer classes in painting, drawing, clay, and more.
Through its various exhibits and programs, the Prattauga Art Guild brings fine arts and art education to Prattville and the River Region. As a part of the Prattville Council for the Creative and Performing Arts, the Art Guild is funded by the City of Prattville.
Officers and Executive Committee
President, Keith Farrar
Vice President, Julianne Hansen
Secretary, Donna Pate
Treasurer, Rosalie McKnight
Literary Arts Exhibit
The Prattauga Art Guild is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit, Imagery: Literature in Art, on March 2 at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery. This exhibit features works created by local and regional artist members of the Prattauga Art Guild and is just one of many events associated with the Fountain City Arts Festival in 2017.
The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, March 2, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery, 342 Chestnut Street in Historic Downtown Prattville. It will feature works referencing literature in various ways, including pictures of books, still lifes with books, characters from books, and more.
This exhibit is free and open to the public and will run through April 30. The Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 1:00-4:00 p.m. You also can make an appointment by calling the Special Events Office at 334-595-0854.
For more information about this and other events at the Prattville Creative Art Center, please call 334-595-0854.
You Are Invited to Participate in a Plein Air Painting Event in Prattville!
Jennifer Levins, professional artist and member of the Prattauga Art Guild and of the Plein Air Painters, is organizing a plein air painting event in Prattville as part of the festivities for the Fountain City Arts Festival. A group of artists will go out on Friday, March 31, the day before the arts festival and will paint scenes in Prattville and then frame the work to sell at the festival on Saturday, April 1. It will be a "wet paint sale.” This could be the catalyst that sparks an interest in the community to collect local art from local artists!
There are many beautiful places to paint in Historic Downtown Prattville, including the Prattville Creative Arts Center which is an 1890’s house nestled under the trees on the edge of the beautiful Autauga Creek. There are garden walks, the historic Pratt Gin factory and spillway, the Courthouse Clock Tower, Main Street, artesian wells, numerous churches, historic homes and buildings, and more, just waiting to be interpreted and immortalized by you. The Prattville Creative Arts Center and Gallery at 342 Chestnut Street will be the rendezvous point and a place to cool off and rest during the day.
Artists will bring paints and supplies of their choice and should remember to keep Prattville clean and pick up after themselves. This is a good way to get to know the people in the community and to experience the beauty of Prattville.
If you have questions or are interested in joining Jennifer to Paint Prattville on March 31, please contact the Special Events Office at 334-595-0851.