A Little History ofNEK 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.  Within a month the number grew to 10 and now proudly features the work of more than 100 juried Vermont artisans.  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.


     In 2003 we added The Back Room Gallery as an exhibition space featuring solo or collaborative art exhibitions.   These exhibitions change every six weeks.  Both well-known and new artists are celebrated in these shows, often mixing styles and mediums through thematic works, from traditional works for home and garden to thematic shows with a variety of artisans.


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 Athenaeum and Library, and the Fairbanks Natural History Museum and Planetarium, and the old Train Station, which is home to the Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce.  Stroll down the street, and look for the purple awning, at 430 Railroad Street.  The store and gallery are open six days a week, from 10:30 to 5:30, Monday through Saturday.  During special holidays the Guild is open every day.

The Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is located under the purple awning at 430 Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. 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