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The Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to helping artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their work, promote the development of art and craft in the community, and support art and craft educational activities.

Founded in 1972, the Guild sponsors juried art and craft shows open to the public, offers artists and craftspeople advice and counsel about virtually every aspect of creating art and craft and running a small business, provides networking and knowledge exchange opportunities with other artists and craftspeople, offers scholarships to emerging artists and craftpeople, and manages a variety of community service projects.

Whenever you're shopping for handmade art and craft items, look for this NVHG "juried-member icon". It's your assurance that the craftsperson upholds the NVHG's high standards for quality, originality and creativity.  And what does being juried mean?

Read more: Look for NVHG "Juried Members!"

The 2015 NVHG Scholarship Program is On!

The NVHG offers scholarships to graduating high school students interested in pursuing a career in craftor visual arts! Applications are due April 30, 2015.  Apply Now!

Read more: 2015 NVHG Scholarship Program

Bob the Woodturner at WorkBob the Woodturner at Work

Bob Horowitz, aka Bob-the-Woodturner, is a well-known woodturner who makes the most of the fallen trees in our area.  We spent some time early this year talking with Bob about his experience and craft.

Read more: Interview with Bob the Woodturner

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