About the Guild

1The Artisans Guild, a non-profit organization, began life in 1996. A group of interested individuals got together to discuss the organization of an Eastern Shore Artisans group. The consensus from the start was to support the arts locally and provide a forum for area artists to meet professionally and share their knowledge. Other goals were to provide opportunities to exhibit, show and market the works of the membership. Open Membership would be the goal with a juried system for a second level of membership known as an Exhibiting Member.

2The Artisans Guild has been quite busy over the more than a decade since its inception. There have been many opportunities for the membership in education, support and marketing. With several exhibiting shows by the Guild, and promotion of other opportunities for its members, the Guild looks now and to the future for growth in the arts here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.


Mission Statement

 The mission of the Artisans Guild, The Eastern Shore of Virginia, is to encourage interaction among artisans, further their development, and advance regional fine arts and craftsmanship, while seeking to further mutual interest and maintain standards. The Guild fosters social contact, encourages and promotes the work of its members and provides marketing opportunities.

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Artisans Guild - Eastern Shore of Virginia  ::  PO Box 531, Onancock, VA  23417 ::  info@esartisansguild.org