Maine Crafts Association

Founded in 1983, the Maine Crafts Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the craft artists of Maine. 2023 marks the fortieth year of the MCA: Four decades of growth, community, and connections forged across our great state.

Kicking off the celebration of this landmark year, please enjoy this video compliation documenting current MCA programming, our members, and their incredible craftsmanship.

The allure of Maine’s environment, its raw materials and changing landscape are woven into generations of Maine craft artists. New makers continue to see Maine as an inspiration to pursue creative opportunities and make it their home.

The Maine Crafts Association was founded in 1983. This non-profit organization
provides educational programs, public events, mentorship, artist promotions and an inclusive community to connect emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople.

By joining the MCA, you become part of a community linked by the highest standards of craftsmanship, ingenuity, creativity, and the shared belief that craft can bring us together.

By making a tax-deductible donation you support our commitment to lead, celebrate and contribute to a creative ecosystem in Maine which supports healthy, balanced, thriving studio practices, businesses and lives of all Maine craft artists.

Shop Maine Craft + Maine Crafts Association: Working in partnership to support and expand Maine’s creative economy.

MCA completed a restructuring resulting in two organizations in 2022. Shop Maine Craft is now home to our retail-based intitatives for MCA members, including Center for Maine Craft, Maine Craft Portland, Portland Fine Craft Show, Guild Fine Craft Shows, as well as other markets, events, ecommerce and marketing opportunities. Visit to learn more and get involved!

Thank you to Cove Design Works for their wonderful work compilating this video