The Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild (BCACG) in Maryville TN was founded in 1964 and continues growing today.
It is a non-profit organization.
The Crafts Guild is open to all adult residents (over the age of 18) of our community
who enjoy learning and sharing their creativity.
Monthly meetings help members grow in their knowledge of arts and crafts. Sharing of ideas and new techniques from members and outside speakers sparks creativity for all.
Meetings are held once per month at the Blount County Library, Maryville TN, in the Sharon Lawson Room. (see schedule below). Most member meetings feature a guest speaker, demonstrations, member "show & tells", and other items of interest to our members. Guests are welcome -- we invite you to visit.
Blount County Library, Maryville TN. Sharon Lawson Room, 6:30 pm (unless otherwise noted) Meetings subject to change.
NOTICE: If the Library is closed for any reason (such as weather, etc) , no meeting will be held.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US -- GUESTS WELCOME
January 6 -- 6:30
Feb. 3 -- 6:30
March 2 -- 6:00 Annual Open House Potluck
April 6 -- 6:30
May 4 -- 6:30
June and July no meetings
Aug. 3 -- 6:30
Sept. 14 -- 6:00 Family Picnic at
Greenbelt Bicentennial Park Pavillion,
Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville
Oct. 5 -- 6:30
Nov. 2 -- 6:30
Dec. 7 -- 6:00 Holiday Party and Potluck Dinner
Members of the Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild in Maryville are now celebrating their 15th year of the Guild's Annual Craft Show and Sale. The 2019 Show is December 5,6,7 -- it will be held at Fairview Methodist Church, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Rd. in Maryville.
Only members of the Guild are eligible to be vendors in this show. All local crafters are eligible to join the Guild. Other membership restrictions may apply to participate in the Craft Show and details can be obtained by attending a member meeting.
CHECK Back FOR INFO ON THIS YEAR'S 2020 SHOW.
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The 2019 Show and Sale was a huge success. Thank you to all our visitors!
December 5, 6 & 7, 2019 was the Santa Mouse Craft Sale -- featuring the best of local arts and crafts from over 50 of the regions artisans who belong to the Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild.
This Show and Sale is the largest of our area -- find quality hand-made items such as Basketry, Jewelry, Gourd Art, Paintings, Holiday Crafts and Ornaments, Woodworking, Glasswork, Knitted and Sewn items and much more.
Location: Fairview Methodist Church, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Rd., Maryville TN.
Check back for more details as we get closer to the date.
Application for membership in
BLOUNT COUNTY ARTS AND CRAFTS GUILD
PO BOX 4514
Maryville TN 37801
NAME ____________________________________________________ DATE ______________
ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBER? ___________________________________________________
CITY _________________________________________STATE _________ ZIP _____________
PHONE (DAY) ___________________________
(email required to receive Newsletter and Guild notifications)
YOUR PRIMARY ART OR CRAFT _________________________________________________
The Guild offers to members with dues current and attending at least three meetings during the year....
Guild meetings are held monthly in the Blount County Library, Sharon Lawson room. (Note: Normally 6:30 pm, however, several meetings thru the year begin at 6:00PM). There are no meetings in June or July. September meeting is Guild's annual picnic. December meeting is the Guild Member Christmas Party. The March meeting includes an Open House Dinner. There will be no meeting held if the Blount County Library is closed. Meetings include various guest speakers, Guild news, events and member share of crafts.
Contact: Bertha Sanchez, , Second V-President and Membership Chairman.
Phone 865-216-4401 or email Bertha Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org
In year's past, the Guild has been instrumental in establishing the need for art instruction in area schools through it's art-in-Schools Program, professional artists were employed to provide for those schools which did not have art teachers. With the cooperation of Channel 2 TV, professional videotapes were produced in connection with the art residency programs. The videos are available to all area schools. The program provided the impetus for hiring an art teacher in Blount County Schools. The remainder of the community contributions to the Guild's program, $1,000 was donated to this education effort.
Looking for an art club or crafts in Maryville? Want to learn more about Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild and what we can do for you?
Have a question or comment? We are waiting to hear from you.
Please direct membership questions to Bertha Sanchez, Membership Chairman, phone 865-216-4401, or feel free to visit us at a Guild Meeting. No cost for visitors -- always welcome.
508 North Cusick Street, Maryville, Tennessee 37804, United States