Momentum, perseverance, and dedication to our mission of supporting Maine craft artists continued to serve the Maine Crafts Association in 2019. Your tax-deductible donation to our annual appeal makes it possible for us to provide robust and meaningful services, programs and benefits to Maine craft artists, as well as contribute to Maine’s economy, livability, tradition and culture.

Please contribute to the MCA Annual Appeal

Through your participation in our programs, attendance at our events, purchases in our retail galleries, viewing our exhibitions, connecting on social media, sponsoring our events, auction purchases, membership renewals, newsletter readership, and friendship, your engagement contributes to our success. We have two requests in the closing weeks of 2019: We ask that you please contribute to the MCA annual appeal by returning the enclosed envelope with a contribution in any amount, and that you shop local and handmade this holiday season at the Center for Maine Craft and Maine Craft Portland. Both of these income streams are essential to our ability to meet the needs of Maine craft artists. Shopping in our retail galleries directly benefits the livelihoods of your friends, neighbors and fellow Mainers who make their living through craft.

In 2020 we will accomplish bringing together the Maine Crafts Guild and the Maine Crafts Association as a single Maine craft organization and honor the legacy of the Maine Crafts Guild by continuing their fine craft shows. This transition will contribute to our organizational growth and upward mobility resulting in our increased capacity to serve more craft artists. We are grateful and proud to do this work to support more Maine craft artists and reach new audiences. With expansion inevitably comes new challenges. Your generous donation to the annual appeal will help meet crucial and immediate needs in 2020.

I look forward to seeing you and hearing from you as supporters, advocates, members, participants and volunteers in 2020! Wishing you and your family a joyful and healthy holiday season, and a new year of abundance and happiness.