The History of The Kernersville Arts & Crafts Guild
History of the Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild
The Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild was founded in September of 1974 by Dixie Weisner. Miss Dixie moved to the area and was happy to find many crafters seeking camaraderie and a way to showcase their hand made items. Their first Arts & Crafts Show for the community was July 4, 1975 with twenty members. Since then the Guild has expanded their community events to include The Kernersville Spring Folly Arts & Crafts Show with artisans from far and wide taking part. In 2014 we jumped on the band wagon of buy local and created the Home Grown Arts Fest which is on the grounds of Kernersville's Historic Korner's Folly. Artisans from across the state join the Guild Members in showcasing their creations. The first Annual Christmas Store was opened in 1987, a 4 week long event showcasing Guild Members Arts & Crafts for your Christmas Wish List. The location changes from year to year; however we stay in touch with our fans through social media and Email to let them know where we are for the current year. We currently have 48 members, and are always seeking new crafters to join our Guild. Please see the Jury Tab for how to join.