Our Mission

The Artisan Guild of Southern Illinois was formed as a non-profit
organization to further the understanding of and appreciation for
all arts and fine crafts with special emphasis in the arts and
crafts of our heritage (fibers, fabrics, smithing, pottery, basketry,
weaving, leathercraft, woodworking, homestead life, and more).
This will be accomplished through the conduct and support of
workshops, classes, demonstrations, displays, meetings,
lectures, and sales.

The Guild hosts special Study Groups which meet regularly to
discuss specific topics such as weaving, spinning, needlecrafts,
pottery, and heritage crafts. Additional Study Groups may be
formed as member interests dictate.

Our Meetings

We currently meet two times a month:

Business Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month, except November and December. This is a good meeting to attend to get an overview of what we do, and meet most of the members.

The Business Meetings are held at:

Faith Lutheran Church
520 E Hwy 50
O’Fallon, IL 62269
Meeting are from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

The Heritage Arts meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.

The Heritage Arts meetings are held at:

Caseyville Township Center
10001 Bunkham Rd
Fairview Heights, IL
This meeting is also from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

We hope to see you there!

Artisan Guild Events and Demonstrations

The Guild participates in a number of public events throughout the year.  Check our calendar for events and locations where the Guild will be appearing in the coming months.

If you still have questions about an event or demonstration, or you would like the Guild to participate in an event you are planning, we’d welcome hearing from you, please email the Guild at guild@artisansil.org.

Contact Us

You can contact us in the following ways:

Email:  guild@artisansil.org

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Our Latest Events

Plans for 2017

Our January meeting was very eventful, and full of planning for this coming year. We will be learning skills to create the makings of an artists book; leather bound, containing handmade paper. We have already made quite a bit of paper, and will be making more. We will learn book-binding, paper marbling, ink making, pen …