Thanks to the incredible support of our community – WE DID IT!

Together, we exceeded our Swing into Spring fundraising goal and raised OVER $27,000!

DAG set new event records again this year – THANK YOU!


The Durham Art Guild is SO GRATEFUL for all the donating artists, donating businesses, sponsors, individual donors, auction bidders and winners, volunteers, and friends who shared out the Online Auction info. A special thanks goes to DAG’s fundraising committee and all the extra energy they put towards this year’s event success – Muriel, Cathy, Natasha, Carol and Christine.

DAG turns 75(!) next year and we wanted to give everyone a heads up that we will be partying like we’ve never partied before for next year’s annual fundraising event. Please plan to join us for this most epic of birthday celebrations in 2023!


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Join the Durham Art Guild for an entertaining and engaging virtual cocktail-making session (or mocktail-making session) as part of our 2022 Swing into Spring festivities!

On Wednesday, March 30th from 7:00-8:30 PM, get ready to fill your shakers with ice and prepare two seasonal, art-inspired beverages: the Still Life Sour and the Fine Art Fizz. We’re thrilled to have Kingfisher’s Michelle Vanderwalker and food photographer Stacey Sprenz leading the evening’s event, providing insights into the process of creating delicious drinks and talking about how art and food/beverage create an incredible experience when paired together. Limited capacity so grab your ticket ASAP!


All proceeds from Swing into Spring support the programs and operations of the Durham Art Guild. While DAG is centered here in Durham, we work with artists and residents from ALL over the Triangle area and surrounding region.  All donations to DAG, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Email us with questions at

The Durham Art Guild has supported the vibrant, growing and changing creative communities throughout the region for over seven decades and we need community collaboration to keep these efforts going:

  • Art exhibitions across multiple public partnership venues showcasing over 300 regional artists.
  •  Arts related events including receptions, lectures, and professional development workshops.
  • The Creative Mentorship Program, which connects local high school students and local artists for creative collaboration and exploration. In 2022 we will add larger group art activities with our Student U partners.
  • The Artist in Residence Program, which provides local emerging artists with free studio space and grant $.
  • The Art@Work Program, which connects local artists to local businesses and enhances our creative economy. In 2022 we will roll out an online artist directory to easily connect local artists and patrons.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989 (within North Carolina) or (919) 807-2214 (outside of North Carolina). The license is not an endorsement by the state.