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 strive 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.


One of the ways we strive to preserve the traditional handmade Appalachian arts is through education. Therefore, we are offering up to four $500 scholarships to eligible students graduating in the spring of 2016, in Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, Fayette, and eastern Hamilton Counties.
These are portfolio scholarships available to students who intend to continue their education in a visual art or artisan field after graduation, whether through institutes of higher learning, vocational schools, or apprenticeships.
Click on the above link to find out more and complete an application!