Join the Catholic Art Guild

Are you a visual artist, designer, architect, educator, crafts-person or art lover looking to join a community of like minded Catholics and attend events focused on the catholic visual arts? If so, then please consider joining the Catholic Art Guild by completing the form on this page.  


The Catholic Art Guild will be hosting monthly events at St. John Cantius which will focus on the Catholic visual arts. We will build the community through educational and networking events which will be focused on the philosophy of aesthetics, art, beauty and evangelization. We are operating under the Charism of the Canons Regular so our mission is tied to the "Restoration of the Sacred" in art.


We will also be offering unique, skilled based workshops, a juried art competition and exhibition as well as an annual conference .  The competition will be juried in order to support excellence, a hallmark of the liturgy and music programs at St. John Cantius. A full list of benefits are listed below.

These events need your support so please consider joining or making a donation. In turn you will be helping to rebuild the culture and supporting our mission.

Member Benefits
  • Priority notice and sign ups for monthly guild events.

  • Reduced rates for the annual conference and ticketed events.

  • Becoming part of a new and vibrant Catholic community focused on evangelizing the culture through excellence in the visual arts.

  • Eligibility for Catholic Art Guild competitions & sales.

  • Access to the Catholic Marketing Network Annual Trade Show at a reduced cost

  • Access to Catholic Art Guild monthly networking & educational events.

  • Networking opportunities, fellowship & fun with like-minded Catholics

Spiritual Benefits
  • Members of the Catholic Art Guild are enrolled in the Mass Association of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius and will receive a special Mass Enrollment Certificate. 

  • As spiritual partners, members will share in the the ministry of "Restoring the Sacred" of the Canons Regular, especially as it relates to Art.

  • Weekly Mass (1962 Missale Romanum) offered by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius Mass Association remembers your intentions and work as Catholic Artists.

  • Members share in the spiritual benefits of the daily celebration of the Divine Office and the recitation of the Holy Rosary offered by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.

  • A special Mass (1962 Missale Romanum) will be offered annually for the living members on the Feast of Pope St. Pius V (May 5) and on the Feast of Pope St. Pius X (September 3).

  • Grace from the Holy Mass & prayers from fellow members

  • Members share in the graces and prayers of their fellow artists as they support each other in their good works and prayers.

  • Evangelizing souls and the culture through prayer.

Reasons to Join
  • You're looking for a Catholic Arts Organization focusing on evangelizing through art & beauty

  • You're an artist or you love art

  • You understand the power of beauty in evangelization and wish to support the work of rebuilding the culture.

  • You want to join an exciting, fun, educational & supportive community of like-minded Catholics

  • You wish to help the mission of the Catholic Art Guild

  • You're interested in networking at the largest, Catholic marketing event.

Membership Enrollment by Mail

If you would prefer to mail your dues, please email your full name, address and phone number to and mail a copy of the email with a check for $45 payable to Catholic Art Guild. Mail your letter and check to St. John Cantius, c/o Catholic Art Guild Membership, 825 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, Il. 60642

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