The Appalachian Artisans Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists and artisans in the Southern Ohio River Valley. The Guild was founded in 1994 and strives to preserve the traditional handmade arts of Appalachia and to promote the contemporary artistic expressions of our regional artists and artisans. Members share resource materials and marketing opportunities with each other and teach interested members, as well as the public, the skills involved in their work. The Guild plans meetings and events that allow time for informal interaction among its members and encourages other quality artists and artisans to join the group.