Shop Maine Craft supports the livelihoods of individual craft artists while advancing the contemporary craft economy.
Shop Maine Craft is a hub of craft artist resources, retail sales, fine craft shows, and special events designed to support Maine’s creative economy by creating income opportunities for craft artists. Shop Maine Craft profit from sales and events directly supports individual craft artists, as well as, the Maine Crafts Association, a non-profit organization serving Maine artists, their studio practices, businesses and community since 1983.
History & Relationship to the Maine Crafts Association
Shop Maine Craft is a c-corporation created through the restructuring of the Maine Crafts Association to be completed in 2022. The Maine Crafts Association a 501(c)(3) established in 1983 continues to offer craft-based educational, community-building and outreach programs to membership and the larger community. Shop Maine Craft now manages the programs, developed by the MCA, which directly focus on shopping: two galleries, several shows & markets and the webshop.
Board of Directors
The Shop Maine Craft Board of Directors will be announced in 2022. Currently development of Shop Maine Craft and restructuring of the Maine Crafts Association is overseen by the Maine Crafts Association Board of Directors.
Visit the MCA Board of Directors page on MaineCrafts.org