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The Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild (BCACG) was founded in 1964
and continues growing today. The Guild is open to all residents of the
community who enjoy learning and sharing their creativity.
Monthly meetings help members grow in their knowledge of arts and crafts. Sharing of ideas and new techniques from members and outside speakers sparks creativity for all. Meetings are held once per month at the Blount County Library in the Sharon Lawson Room (see schedule below). Most member meetings feature a guest speaker, demonstrations, member "show & tells", and other items of interest to our members. Guests are welcome -- we invite you to visit.
Blount County Library, Sharon Lawson Room, 6:30 pm (unless otherwise noted)
NOTICE: If the Library is closed for any reason, no meeting will be held.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US -- GUESTS WELCOME
Mar. 5th Guild anniversary, open house, and potluck dinner - 6:00 pm
June and July no meetings
Sept. 10th Family Picnic at
Greenbelt Bicentennial Park Pavillion,
Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, at 6pm
Dec. 3rd Holiday Party and potluck dinner at 6pm
14th Annual Santa Mouse Christmas House Arts and Crafts Show & Sale -- 2018
November 29, 30 and December 1, 2018
Fairview Methodist Church, Maryville TN
Check back for additional details and photos closer to the sale date.
2017 SHOW --
The 2017 Santa Mouse Craft Show and Sale was a huge success. The new location at Fairview Methodist Church in Maryville was well received by vendors and visitors. Thanks to all who attended the 2017 Show which marked the 13th year for the Guild's annual member craft show. This show has grown into the largest and most-recognized annual craft show of our local area. Over 50 Guild members participate and sell their items during this 3-day event.
The 2018 Show is November 29, 30, and December 1st -- it will again be held at Fairview Methodist Church in Maryville. Only members of the BCACGuild are eligible to be vendors in this show. Other membership restrictions may apply and details can be obtained by attending a member meeting.
SEE 2017 CRAFT SHOW DETAILS HERE.
BCACG IN OUR LOCAL ART EDUCATION HISTORY.....
In year's past, the Guild has been instrumental in establishing the need for art instruction in area schools through it's art-in-Schools Program, professional artists were employed to provide for those schools which did not have art teachers. With the cooperation of Channel 2 TV, professional videotapes were produced in connection with the art residency programs. The videos are available to all area schools. The program provided the impetus for hiring an art teacher in Blount County Schools. The remainder of the community contributions to the Guild's program, $1,000 was donated to this education effort.