Louisville Artisans Guild Annual Arts and Crafts Show
Louisville Artisans Guild
Holiday Showcase 2013
November 2nd and 3rd
10:00 am – 4:00 pm each day
American Legion Highland Post
2919 Bardstown Road
Juried Show – Free Admission & Parking
The Guild sponsors and promotes an annual “Holiday Showcase” for its juried members. The popular fair has been successful in providing an opportunity for members to exhibit and sell their work to the community. Works includes paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, wood working, fiber and photography by the areas best artisans. The fair is scheduled to run at the start of the Christmas holiday buying season.
In addition to the booths the Guild conducts a public raffle of artwork created by Guild members with proceeds going to the Scholarship Fund .
One of the most important contributions of the Guild is the Nelle Peterson Scholarship Fund. It is named in honor of our first president and founder. Each year the Guild selects a graduating high school art student to receive a monetary award to promote his/her education in this field.
Funding for this scholarship comes from the Guild’s “Holiday Showcase” raffle and other donations.
Chartered in 1956, the Louisville Artisans Guild is Kentucky’s oldest guild dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in arts and crafts.
Just as developing any great work of art begins with an idea or inspiration, for the Guild it all started as a small group of local-area craftsmen meeting at a local bar sensing the need to share their successes and frustrations at pursuing a career in the visual arts. Founded under the name “Louisville Craftsmen’s Guild” the intent was simply to have a venue for members to discuss their craft and the business concerns of selling.
It has since grown into a membership group consisting of artists, craftsmen, educators, collectors, students and many others in the Louisville Metro area. In 2002 the Guild updated its name to “The Louisville Artisans Guild” to reflect the broader membership base and its commitment to both practicing and supporting roles in the visual arts.
The Guild continues its tradition of conducting regular meetings (though not in the aforementioned bar!) not only to discuss their recent endeavors, but also to host guest artists and business consultants to share their insights and observations.