Now in our 22nd Year!

A Little History of NEK Artisans Guild

     In 1997 a group of seven local artisans united to establish a venue to show  and sell their work as well as other artisans in St. Johnsbury and Caledonia County area.  Originally adopting the name Kingdom Handi- works the group grew to 10 and now proudly features the work of more than 100 juried Vermont members.  New talents are always welcome to join. Focused on traditional crafts married to a contemporary world, we show a wide selection of handcrafted work in a variety of styles and techniques including basket weaving, clay, fiber, jewelry, glass, metal, paper and wood.  Fine art is included in an assortment of media, including oil, watercolor, prints, photography and mixed media.

20 Years of Hard Work
5 of the Original Members, Mary Simpson, Suzie Duckett, Amanda Weisenfeld, Norma St. German, Joan Harlowe

In 2003 we added The Back Room Gallery as an exhibition space featuring solo or collaborative art exhibitions.   View our  Back Room Gallery Page to see what is showing now–exhibits change every six week.  To begin our 3rd decade we will have two retrospective exhibitions celebrating “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow”.

Nuthatch, Woodcut by Mary Simpson

Store interior

 Come in and shop for that handmade treasure that is as special as the one you love.

 The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is located downtown in the St. Johnsbury Historical District, an area filled with grand Victorian buildings, including the world renown St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, no ordinary public library.  In it will find an Art Gallery that will transfer you back to the late 1880’s, featuring Albert Bierstadt’s renowned The Domes of Yosemite.  A similar treasure is the Fairbanks Natural History Museum & Planetarium, and the old Train Station right down the hill, home to the Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce.  Stroll down the street from there, and enter under the purple awning, at 430 Railroad Street.

The store and gallery are open six days a week, 10:30-5:30 Mondays through Saturdays.

During the holidays the Guild is open every day