Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild

Maryville and surrounding area, East Tennessee
A Non-profit Organization

About Us

Local residents sharing their interest in Arts and Crafts...


The Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild (BCACG) in Maryville TN was founded in 1964 and continues growing today.  It is a non-profit organization.  
The Crafts Guild is open to all adult residents of our 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, Maryville TN, 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.

Upcoming Meetings for 2019

Gourd art by Betty Becker of Blount County Craft Guild

Blount County Library, Maryville TN.  Sharon Lawson Room, 6:30 pm (unless otherwise noted) Meetings subject to change.

NOTICE:  If the Library is closed for any reason, no meeting will be held.


Feb. 4  --  6:30
March 4  --  6:00 Annual Open House Potluck

April 1  --  6:30

May 6 --  6:30
June and July no meetings
Aug. 5  --  6:30
Sept. 9  --  6:00  Family Picnic at
        Greenbelt Bicentennial Park Pavillion, 
?        Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville
Oct. 7  --  6:30
Nov. 4  --  6:30
Dec. 2  --  6:00  Holiday Party and Potluck Dinner

2019 Santa Mouse Christmas House Craft Show

Rocking Horse Woodworking by Dan Schlosser craft guild member

Members of the Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild in Maryville are now celebrating their 15th year of the Guild's Annual Craft Show and Sale.   The 2019 Show is December 5,6,7 -- it  will be held at Fairview Methodist Church, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Rd.  in Maryville.  

Only members of the Guild are eligible to be vendors in this show. All local crafters are eligible to join the Guild. Other membership restrictions may apply to participate in the Craft Show and details can be obtained by attending a member meeting.  


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Santa Mouse Christmas House Craft Show and Sale 2019




Join us December 5, 6 & 7  for this year's Santa Mouse Craft Sale -- featuring the best of local arts and crafts from over 50 of the regions artisans who belong to the Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild.

This Show and Sale is the largest of our area -- find quality hand-made items such as Basketry, Jewelry, Gourd Art, Paintings, Holiday Crafts and Ornaments, Woodworking, Glasswork, Knitted and Sewn items and much more. 

Location:  Fairview Methodist Church, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Rd., Maryville TN. 

Check back for more details as we get closer to the date.

Membership Application Form



Application for membership in
PO BOX 4514
Maryville TN  37801

NAME ____________________________________________________  DATE ______________

ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBER? ___________________________________________________

ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________________

CITY _________________________________________STATE _________ ZIP _____________

PHONE (DAY) ___________________________

E-MAIL ______________________________________________________________________
                 (email required to receive Newsletter and Guild notifications)

YOUR PRIMARY ART OR CRAFT     _________________________________________________


  1. All members must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Membership annual dues = $20.00
  3. Each additional adult family membership dues = $10.00
  4. Dues payable January of each year.
  5. BCACG's membership begins in January and ends in December annually.

The Guild offers to members with dues current and attending at least three meetings during the year....

  • To vote
  • To exhibit art/craft as a member of Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild.
  • To receive any additional benefits of membership.
  • To use Blount County Arts and Crafts name in publicizing personal work.
  • To participate in the Guild Christmas Arts and Crafts show or other Guild exhibits. A separate application and member requirements to participate in the Christmas Show is required.

Guild meetings are held monthly in the Blount County Library, Sharon Lawson room.  (Note: Normally 6:30 pm, however, several meetings thru the year begin at 6:00PM).  There are no meetings in June or July.  September meeting is Guild's annual picnic. December meeting is the Guild Member Christmas Party. The March meeting includes an Open House Dinner.  There will be no meeting held if the Blount County Library is closed.  Meetings include various guest speakers, Guild news, events and member share of crafts.

Contact:  Bertha Sanchez, , Second V-President and Membership Chairman.
Phone 865-216-4401 or email Bertha Sanchez at 

BCACG member Application 2018 - Click Download button below to print a copy of the Application (pdf)


The Guild's History

The Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild 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.


Contact Us

Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild

Looking for an art club or crafts in Maryville? Want to learn more about Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild and what we can do for you?
Have a question or comment? We are waiting to hear from you.

Please direct membership questions to Bertha Sanchez, Membership Chairman, phone 865-216-4401, or feel free to visit us at a Guild Meeting. No cost for visitors -- always welcome.

Location of our meetings - Blount County Library

508 North Cusick Street, Maryville, Tennessee 37804, United States

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