Organizations of the Arts & Crafts Movement
The first Arts & Crafts society in the United States is credited to "The Society of Arts and Crafts of Boston," begun in 1897. This was followed several months later by "The Chicago Arts and Crafts Society." There are documented some sixty societies or associations in existence by 1915. Thirty-seven of these were members of the National League of Arts & Crafts. If you have information about any of the groups listed below or wish to add to the list please feel free to let us know.
American Ceramic Society: 1899 - 1930s
Arroyo Guild of Craftsman: 1909 - 1915
The Basket Fraternity: 1903- 1904
Boston Society of the Arts and Crafts: 1897 - present
The Bohemia Guild of the Industrial Art League: 1902 -1904
Bridgeport League of Keramic Art: 1895-1903
Calumet Copper Mine Women: 1913 - 1919
Central Art Association: 1894 - 1910
Chicago Arts & Crafts Society: 1897 - ?
Chicago Ceramic Association: 1892 - 1915
Cincinnati Pottery Club: 1879 - present
The Crafters: 1901 - 1906
Craftsman's Guild: 1900 - 1910
Dayton Society of Arts & Crafts: 1902 - 1904
Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework: 1896 - 1926
Forest Craft Guild: 1907 - 1917
The Handicraft Guild of Minneapolis: 1904 - 1915
Guild of Allied Arts: 1910 -
Guild of Arts and Crafts: 1894 - 1920
Guild of Arts and Crafts of New York
Guild of Handicraft Industries: 1911 - ?
Hillside Club: 1899 - 1904
Indianapolis Society of the Arts & Crafts: 1905 - 1906
Los Angeles Society of Arts and Crafts: 1905 - 1920
Morris Society: 1903 - 1905
National League of Handicraft Societies: 1907 - present
National League of Mineral Painters: 1891 - Present
National Society of Craftsman:1906 -?
New York Society of Decorative Art: 1877 - ?
Rochester Arts and Crafts Society: 1897 - ?
Wisconsin Designer Craftsman: 1916 -1970s
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