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Building a Community...         

One Craft at a Time

Ocean State Artisans is a Rhode Island not-for-profit organization of artists, artisans, crafters, and craft-related business owners engaged in networking, information referral, creative educational pursuits, and camaraderie.

Our Mission

To provide every member the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential, participate in, and contribute to, all aspects of a creative life.

Our Creative Vision

Our vision is nothing less than realizing the full potential of each member's creative skills, enhancing originality and excellence, promoting individuality, and sharing handcrafting culture with the people of Rhode Island.

Join Us

Thank you for your interest in Ocean State Artisans.  Join us for an affordable annual fee of $30 for individual membership, or $40 for partner memberships.  Membership fees are due on June 30th with renewals available on-line, via post, or in person at monthly meetings.

Member Benefits

  • Provide members with broad-based support system and recognition.  

  • Promote originality and excellence in each member's creative pursuits through workshops, exhibitions, professional networking, community events, and information referral.  

  • Access to The Creative Palette newsletter via the Members Only section of the website.

  • Post your business in our online Artisan Marketplace.

  • Members receive priority consideration when applying for booth space in Ocean State Artisans craft shows. (All applications go through a jury process before acceptance in a show).

Get Connected

Have you found your community yet?  We promise that if you have artistic and creative pursuits, you will find friends and vital information for growing your business with Ocean State Artisans. 

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month, September through June, at 7 pm at the United Methodist Church, 1558 South County Trail (Rte. 2) East Greenwich, RI.  Meeting room entrance is at rear of building. 


People interested in joining Ocean State Artisans are welcome to attend a regular monthly meeting to learn more about our organization, the exceptions being the June meeting and the December meeting, which are for members and their guests only.

Website Updated June 1, 2024

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