Ohio River Valley Artist Guild (ORVAG)

has the goal to “support area artists, both with peer group and outside educational opportunities; to promote arts within the community and area; and plan and execute various outreach programs that include guild members, students, and other organizations within the community that would promote the arts and enhance the local environment.”  The Guild  has been highly successful in consistently achieving successes in each of these areas.  The Guild is incorporated as a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) association dedicated to promoting the arts in the Ohio River Valley region.


Cox Gallery Mission Statement

The Cox Gallery strives to bring together, educate, enlighten, and inspire local artists, patrons, and friends of our gallery with the following activities.

  • Member Exhibits
  • Non-Member Exhibits
  • Student Exhibits
  • Community Exhibits
  • Other relevant events and activities

We are committed to bringing quality centered art to the art collector and the local community.

Our Locations

ORVAG Cox Gallery  and Studio

2nd Floor

2 East Third Street

Maysville, KY 41056

e-mail address for scheduling

ORVAG Washington Guild Hall

2111 Old Main Street

Washington KY


  • (606) 759 4906 for messages

Mailing Address:

  • ORVAG, P.O. Box 183, Old Washington, KY 41096


  • ORVAG relies heavily on volunteers to keep the doors open to the public.
  • To see what dates are covered or open please view the calendar pages for Cox Gallery or the Washington Guild Hall
  • Volunteer scheduling is maintained through this web site.  To volunteer please send an email to: gallery.schedule@orvag.org

Upcoming Events


The Art of Hope at the Cox Gallery

Showcasing expressions of grief through art

  • Pottery Workshop
  • Landscape “Dreamscape” Canvas
  • Passage Quilts
  • Memory Boxes
  • Entangle WorkshopPhotography

Opening Friday June 3rd from 5-7pm
On display through June


Basic Drawing and Painting

Weekly classes Tuesdays / Thursdays, Starting June 28

Pick either the Tuesday series or the Thursday series

Ages 7 – 12, Taught by Emily Slusher
Learning different techniques, different artistic styles etc.

Contact Emily at dimeslivehere@gmail.com to register

Classes limited to 10 participants

Nature Photography in the Cox Gallery

Featuring Photography by Jeff Lebovitz,
ORVAG Camera Club and Guild Members

Opening Friday Opening July 1, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
On display through July


Wine and Canvas Workshop
July 15, 7:00 pm at the Guild

Contact Emily Slusher at 727-608-8140 for details or sign up at the Guild

We have many Workshops and Classes Scheduled in the coming weeks and months. Please check out the schedule and contact the Artist to sign up and get additional information.

Click here to see the schedule.