The History of
The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh
The Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh was founded in 1944 by a small group of potters and later incorporated in 2001. Since then it has grown to include a diverse and talented array of fine craftspeople.
The Guild’s signature event, A Fair in the Park, is one of Pittsburgh’s premier art festivals. It is held annually in September in Mellon Park, Shadyside. The Fair typically features 100 fine artists/craftspeople from both the region and throughout the country.
To promote art and educate the general public through presenting A Fair in the Park, which enables our craftsmen to sustain themselves through the sale of their artwork.
To develop, preserve and promote excellence in craftsmanship in the region.
To provide growth and nurturing instruction, mentoring, guidance or assistance to both members and the general community.
To fulfill this mission, the Guild will encourage and promote the highest standards of craftsmanship and artistry among its members and in all events and affiliations associated with the Guild.