The Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafters Guild Inc will promote arts and crafts in Onslow County, and its surrounding areas. The CCAC Guild will accomplish this through education, social functions and events where artists are given a platform to exchange ideas, show their work, and market their craft.
Our Guild is VERY busy organizing exciting, informational and FUN events in Eastern Carolina! On our plate we have Monthly Business Networking Seminars, Bras For a Cause Brunch and Auction, Festival of Trees, Winterfest Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, and MORE!
Business Networking with Artists and Crafters (FREE)
Next meeting is Tuesday August 26th, 2014 from 6:30pm until 9pm.
Doors are open to the public and seminar is FREE to attend. Business Networking with Artists and Crafters is held the last Tuesday of Each Month at the Small Business Center at Coastal Carolina Community College in the Melton Skills Center. We begin with light refreshments at 6:30pm and take the opportunity to visit with other artisans.
At the Monthly meetings you will receive a Guild Newsletter, List of Area Events, Opportunity to Network with Artisans & Crafters, Opportunity to show your work and distribute your business cards, Featured Presentations and Guest Speaker
Featured Artist of the Month
Vox1 did a great job showing us several videos and photos of his diverse talents. He shared with us how he mentored Local Idol contestants (those willing to do the work) and their success in the music industry. He left us wanting to see more.
Kelly Wright of Liberty Tax covered a lot of tax information specific to small businesses working out of their home. She has agreed to come back Sept 30 to cover: starting up a home-based small Business and include all the local licenses required. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Kelly is well-informed, patient, and willing to provide us with answers to our questions.
Bras for a Cause
CCACG is holding a Bras for a Cause Brunch and Auction to raise money for Cancer Research on September 27th at 11am at the Commons in Jacksonville. Tickets can be purchased at the Jacksonville Fashion Week's Website. Laura Voss will also have tickets for sale soon!
We are in need of SPONSORS for our Bras For a Cause Brunch and Auction! Please click on the 'Sponsorship Opportunities' link to the left, review the levels of sponsorship and dig deep!
And here are the bras available to purchase that day!
Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving 2014. The CCAC Guild Inc will have a tree in our booth area to decorate, and one in the booth space next to us: Friends of Animal Services- with ornaments like jazzed up stuffed cats and dogs - Diva blinged up pets.
Gretchen Mitchell will decorate the entrance tree-- New River Pottery owner, extremely talented and beautiful lady -- one of our volunteers will assist her with putting decorations on her tree.
This year the Guild's tree theme is : I'll be home for Christmas. Nadine Miller and Zoe Crane are conducting crafting workshops at the senior center twice a month where Seniors can come in a make ornaments. The seniors are happy to be able to craft and we are getting ornaments for our tree.
Caregivers and Hospice conducts this event and everything we put on the trees is a donation to them. Our decorated trees will be auctioned off in their silent auction - they keep the money, the top bidder gets the tree and all decorations.
Donate items to CCACG!
The guild is currently looking for the following materials for their members to make into art. Feel free to drop off any items at the monthly Networking Seminar at the college!
Please bring supplies to the next Business Networking session OR drop off at 30-Minute Muffler (next to the Daily News) on Bell Fork Rd. THANK YOU!
- ~White Christmas Lights
- ~Brown Paper Lunch Bags
- ~Glow Sticks
- ~Ribbon- any color, any size
- ~Gallon Plastuc Jugs
- ~Wine Bottles
- ~Acrylic Paints- all colors, all types (metallic, pearl, etc)
- ~Stuffed Cats and Dogs for tree decor
- ~Diva Bling to jazz up cats and dogs for Festival of Trees tree
- ~Used Ink Cartidges