Arts ALIVE! An Art & Rural Garden Adventure

  • May 18, 2024 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guild Gallery & Art Center

    24353 Redwood Highway
    Kerby, Oregon 97531
Ticket Price $0.00-$20.00 This event is now over

Arts Alive! An Art & Rural Garden Adventure
Saturday May 18, 2024 from 10AM-4PM
5 Private Garden Locations featuring 20 local artists
After Party from 6-8pm at Bridgeview Winery Tasting Room

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans presents the inaugural Arts Alive! An Art & Rural Garden Adventure on Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Ticket holders will enjoy a self-guided tour experiencing a variety of art and fine crafts displayed in the unique settings of five picturesque home gardens in the Illinois Valley. Set amidst the background of surrounding forested and snow-topped mountains, the five selected gardens will showcase sculpture, paintings, ceramics, fabric arts, glass arts, woodwork, books, and photography. The gardens display a range of botanical beauty from brilliant spring blooms to kitchen gardens to native plants and trees among ponds to magical forest laced with sculpture. Each garden setting will have different activities throughout the day -- some for children, some for adults -- storytelling and reading, painting, music, meeting Baron the horse, or sipping a hand-crafted brandy at Marble Caves Distillery or an award-winning wine at Bridgeview Winery. Participating groups and artists include Guild Members: Sheila Mason, Kendall Art Glass, Kat Allan, Jim Lettis, Stephen Kirkland, Brian Davis, Bonnie Campanoli, Miri Admoni, Terry D. Davis, Janet Downingstar, Joshua Beach, Charles & Georgia Churchill, Annie Buma, Shapour Mizrai, Danji Isthmus, Forest Whitting, Dara Daniel, Ariana Jurisic (IRVAC LTA Program), and the Illinois Valley Garden Club. All artists and some gardeners will have work available for purchase.

Throughout the day, the Guild Gallery & Art Center, located in the historic Kerby Belt Building in Kerby, will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm as an informational hub for visitors, providing tour programs with maps and wristbands. If not already purchased, tickets will be available, and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. Bottled water and snacks will also be available for purchase. Once you receive your wristband & printed program, you're free to navigate the tour at your leisure, stopping at any and all participating businesses for discounts (see below). Carpooling is encouraged, but not necessary. 

Arts Alive! will conclude with an after party from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Bridgeview Winery’s Tasting Room, where ticket holders are invited to attend along with artists, gardeners, and event staff to share highlights from the day. A selection of meals will be available for purchase. 

Adult event tickets are $20 each, $10 for teens, and youth ages 12 and under are free. Tickets provide full tour access to all five private garden locations, discounts at participating businesses, and entry into the after-party at Bridgeview Winery's Tasting Room.

Discounts for Arts Alive Ticket Holders Include (only active on May 18): Discounts are only valid if wearing an event wristband, available for pick-up along with event program, at the Guild Gallery upon check-in on May 18.

  • $100 of 1 new or used set of tires from Caves Chevron, valid through 6/30/24
  • 1 Large FREE Soda with meal purchase at Wild River Pizza & Brewing
  • 1 FREE 3oz Jerky Packet from Taylor's Sausage Country Store
  • $1 off any ice cream purchase at Yeti's Ice Cream & Treats
  • 1 FREE Donut of your choice at Trillium Bakery
  • 20% off 1 glass of wine at Bridgeview Winery

Tickets can be purchased online here or in-person at the Guild Gallery & Art Center, located at 24353 Redwood Hwy. Kerby, Oregon 97531, 26 miles SW of Grants Pass on the Redwood Highway 199. For more event info call (541)-592-5019.

Date & Time

Sat, May 18, 2024 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Guild Gallery & Art Center

24353 Redwood Highway
Kerby, Oregon 97531 Guild Gallery & Art Center
Southern Oregon Guild

The Southern Oregon Guild is a 501c3 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to supporting artists and the arts in the Southern Oregon region. Our Guild Gallery and Art Center, located in the Historic Kerby Belt Building, is a hub of creative activity. Our calendar includes quarterly juried shows of members’ work in the co-op gallery that provides opportunities to enjoy, buy, and sell art. Classes and workshops in both art technique and business skills — taught by members and visitors — enable professional growth for artists and experiences of their own creativity for community members. Special events explore exciting careers, unusual creative adventures, and avenues for self-expression. To learn more about the Guild, visit