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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!"

Do all your holiday shopping at the 31st Annual Art and Craft Showcase at the Vienna (Virginia) Community Center.  It's Thanksgiving Weekend -- Friday thru Sunday!

Read more: The NVHG Vienna Show -- It's Almost Here!

Do you want to apply to shows electronically? Create an Etsy shop? Provide photos for your NVHG gallery page?

Read more: Resizing Your Digital Photographs

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