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About OACG

The Ohio Arts & Crafts Guild, started in 1963, is a not-for-profit service and informational organization representing practicing artists and craftspeople at all levels of achievement:  amateurs, professionals, and students.  Our membership represents people of all ages and walks of life who appreciate and support the arts and crafts. In addition, the Guild promotes the future of arts and crafts by awarding annual scholarships to Ohio high school and college art students.


Member Benefits

As a Guild member, you will receive the following benefits: 

  • MEMBERS ONLY MERCHANT CARD PROGRAM Details of new program here now!! Save on merchant card charges! Membership is required to participate. (Ohio residency not required.)  Click here to view details  
  • Directory of Ohio arts and craft shows - over 400 Ohio shows listed annually
  • Show reviews - OACG Members Only:  
    Submit a Show Review Form by email

  • Membership Certificate - members receive a 5 X 7" membership certificate that may be framed in a manner appropriate to their booth style and displayed at shows.

  • Product Labels - 3/8 X 1 3/4" labels available to members to show that their products are "Handmade by an OACG Member."

  • Read Show Reviews Online--see details in Creative Ohio newsletter! 
    (Current OACG membership required.)

  • Annual Membership Directory - soon to be available online, hard copies available upon request
  • Networking opportunities with fellow artists/craftspeople, promoters, and shop owners via the Guild email list, Membership Directory, seminars, and workshops
  • Creative Ohio - the monthly OACG newsletter, including topics such as new show listings, show forum, show reviews, book reviews, member profiles, marketing & technical tips, educational/marketing opportunities, advertisements for suppliers/shows/opportunities, and more
  • Insurance Protection - low-cost business and liability protection available in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana & Michigan.  
    OACG Members: Click Here to access Benchmark Insurance's OACG insurance application.
  • One free classified ad in Creative Ohio with a year's membership
  • Free link from OACG website to members' websites 
    (member website links are subject to OACG Board of Trustees approval)
  • OACG Web Page - gives members an opportunity for worldwide exposure of their work, even if they don't have a web page of their own. 

    (Ohio residency is not a requirement for membership in the Ohio 
    Arts & Crafts Guild.)

    Want to join? Click Here

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