The Folk Art Guild is an intentional community and craft center located in the heart of the Finger Lakes in Middlesex, NY. For over 50 years, Guild artisans have been producing fine crafts including pottery, woodworking, weaving, natural fiber clothing, and folk toys. Membership includes both non-residents and residents. Residents live on-site year-round, sharing meals and working together in an effort to live more sustainably.
As a non-profit institution, the Guild offers education in traditional crafts through classes, residencies, and apprenticeships. The 350-acre farm is home to the East Hill Gallery, open May through October and displaying the work of Guild artists. The Folk Art Guild is part of an international network of groups studying the teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff.
Mission Statement: To offer support and nourishment to all who are searching for a more conscious, creative, and responsible way of living.