Guest post by Paula Lewis
It’s the PENNSYLVANIA Guild of Craftsmen; why are you having your summer show in Delaware???
What a good question. Thanks for asking. We have more than a few good answers!
Yes, our name is the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen; however that is descriptive only of our beginnings, not our present and certainly not our future.
We are proud and honored to have artisan members from some thirty states. Some of these folks were PA residents whose lives have taken them away from the state, but not from their friends and fellow artists, so they remain members. Others don’t live in PA, but are so taken by the quality of our shows, the professionalism of our (small but mighty) staff, and the friendliness of our members that they just can’t resist becoming a part of our Guild.
Because we believe that fine craft is to be enjoyed by everyone – not just PA residents – we look for sites that provide our artisans with great space in which to show their work, as well as sites that are conveniently accessible to a wide craft audience. The Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, is one such place. It is a gorgeous building; it’s easy to locate; and there’s plenty of free parking for guests.
So, come to the PA Guild Fine Craft Fair, at the Chase Center on the Waterfront, Wilmington, DE, July 25th and 26th and see for yourself just exactly what we’re talking about!
Oh, if you join the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen – and you may, regardless of your residence – you’ll get FREE ADMISSION to our fine shows and discounts on classes and purchases made at our Guild Store in Lancaster, PA.