Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati celebrates 65 years together.
|The WGGC house in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photos courtesy of WGGC.|
|The WGGC hosts frequent gallery shows at the guild house. See more from the School of Fish show.|
The Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati will hold a gala event and silent auction on Saturday, June 15th to honor sixty-five years of "creativity in the fiber arts." The silent auction includes a wonderful array of handmade goods (which you can see here), and the proceeds will go to the Guild Preservation Fund. The event will be held at the guild's facility-the Weavers Guild Fiber Arts Center.
In 1997 the guild was looking to establish its own facility after meeting in local churches and members homes for almost five decades. Members purchased the 1845 Greek Revival home that the guild still calls home. A document the guild compiled on the history of the house says that the Greek Revival style, also known as National style popular during the mid-nineteenth century features are the hipped roof, small front entry porch with Doric columns, and the wide frieze-band underneath both the roof and front porch cornices. Originally built by George W. and Eliza Crary as a fashionable second home, the building served as a residence for several families and even a warehouse before the guild purchased the site and began renovations.
Stay tuned for pictures and stories from the WGGC 65th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction in the next few weeks!