The Society is a non-profit regional education center dedicated to traditional and contemporary arts and crafts. We offer Classes and Workshops at all levels, including Teen Programs. We are a Professional Development Point Provider offering PDP’s for teachers.
Our nearly 400 members come from all over New England and we welcome new members. Most members belong to one of our nine artist guilds : Basketry, Ceramics, Decorative Arts, Metalworkers, Needle Arts, Painters, Polymer Clay, Weavers and Woodworkers. Members enjoy use of guild spaces, including well-equipped Ceramics, Painters, Metal, Wood and Weaving studios, participation in Society and guild events, discounts on classes, opportunities to exhibit and sell their works.
A variety of exciting exhibits are mounted in our Parsons Gallery and our new Back Door Gallery year-round by our own guild members and invited artists. There are three major Sales Events: Annual Fair, Artisans Marketplace and Holiday Marketplace.
We invite you to:
• Become a member
• Participate in Classes and Workshops at all levels
• Attend our Exhibits, Opening Receptions,
Demonstrations and Open Studios
• Purchase works of art handcrafted by local artists at reasonable prices
Recent exhibits have been in collaboration with: Beadesigners International, the New England Bead Society, Lexington Historical Society, Boston Area Guild of Puppetry, The Historical Society of Early American Decoration, Lexington Garden Club (Art-a-Blooming), Biennial State of Clay, North Bennet Street School, Lexington Open Studios09, in addition to annual Lexington Public Schools and High School Art Majors exhibits.
Scholarships from an Art Scholarship Fund are available to graduating seniors from Lexington High School.
Lexington Arts & Crafts Society