At the Durham Art Guild, we showcase local artists, connect and build community, and create opportunities. DAG membership is a great way for artists and art enthusiasts to tap into those valuable resources and our annual programming. Review the different levels of annual membership below to find one that fits you best.

Please note, DAG membership is open to all artists and art enthusiasts (not just Durham residents) and we strive to make membership accessible and inclusive by providing discounted student level memberships and membership scholarship options.

Art Lover | $40

  • 10% off artwork purchases from the DAG galleries (up to $500 in savings for membership year)
  • Free or reduced member pricing for lectures, workshops and special events
  • Discounts to select local businesses for framing, art supplies and more
  • E-newsletters featuring events, exhibitions and opportunities

Artist | $50

  • All benefits of Art Lover Membership
  • Apply for solo exhibitions, Creative Mentorship and Artist-In-Residency opportunities
  • Discounted submission fees for juried exhibitions with cash prizes
  • 2 free member-only, non-juried exhibitions
  • Submit your work for DAG’s Art@Work Program database and paid opportunities
  • Optional member artist profile (and artwork images) in the DAG Member Artist Directory on our website. Login instructions will be shared with current members this summer.
  • Low 30% commission taken from gallery art sales (40% taken from non-member art sales)

Student | $30

  • All benefits of Art Lover Membership and Artist Membership at a discounted rate for students enrolled in post-secondary course work

Supporter | $100

  • All benefits of Art Lover Membership and Artist Membership
  • Special perks related to the Durham Art Guild’s major annual fundraising event
  • $50 of this membership supports our new Membership Scholarship Fund. The Membership Scholarship fund aims to provide membership scholarships for individuals who face critical financial challenges but still want to be actively involved at DAG


  • Full scholarship, sliding scale and volunteer trade options available
  • DAG’s Membership Scholarships can cover all benefits of Art Lover Membership and Artist Membership
  • Submit a request via the form or contact us to start a convo
  • Please allow for about a week for us to process your scholarship request.

Support Art, Community, and Opportunity

Interested in supporting the Durham Art Guild in other ways beyond membership? Consider a tax-deductible donation to DAG and inspire more creative possibility in our community. DAG’s mission is to enrich and connect our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts.