About Us

Our Mission

The Louisiana Crafts Guild passionately teaches and promotes creative expression and artistic excellence in Fine Craft.

Who We Are

The Louisiana Crafts Guild is a juried organization of Fine Crafts Artisans located throughout the state of Louisiana and the southern region of the United States. Because of our stringent jury requirements and dedication to excellence in fine craft, only three out of every ten applicants is approved for membership. Members of the Guild are active in their community and give back by providing demonstrations to schools, churches, libraries and other organizations. Our members’ generosity abounds with donations to support community events, non-profit organizations and fundraisers.

What We Do

We serve as a resource to artists and the community in several ways:
  • Identification and promotion of fine craftsmen throughout the state.
  • Centralized communication of calls to artists and artist opportunities.
  • Workshops for artists throughout the state.
  • Workshops for children and the community at the Acadiana Children’s Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana and several Guild sanctioned art shows.

The Louisiana Crafts Guild offers opportunities for artists to sell their artwork; and, the community to enjoy and purchase these works at 


Gene Meneray, Executive Director. gene@louisianacrafts.org

Sharon Brotheron, Sans Souci Manager. guild@bellsouth.net

Katie Odell, La GUILD Manager. katie@louisianacrafts.org


Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council


The Louisiana Crafts Guild is supported by a grant from Lafayette Consolidated Government, as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts.