Guild Membership

Membership in The Guild of Artists and Artisans is open to all that apply, regardless of state or country of residence. There are three categories of membership:

Artist Membership

New members join The Guild as Artist Members and receive the benefits of membership which may include discounts on application and booth fees for non-Summer Art Fair events, the opportunity to jury for the Summer Art Fair, and serve on the Guild’s board of directors and committees. Artist Members are eligible for the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair; they will be selected through a jury process and invited to exhibit based on their jury scores and medium. The Artist Members must jury annually to be eligible for the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.

Become an Artist Member

Exhibiting Membership (By Invitation Only)

New members cannot join The Guild as Exhibiting Members; Artist Members must be invited to join this membership level. Only 325 exhibiting memberships are available. Exhibiting status is used in the allocation of Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair booths. Exhibiting Member status guarantees a space in the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair as long at the Exhibiting Member continues to pass the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair jury also known as the Standards Review. Exhibiting status is highly prized by the membership; there is no guarantee when that status will become available.

Friends of the Guild

Individuals who support The Guild’s mission may join as Friends of the Guild. Friends of the Guild do not have voting rights, but do receive many benefits that vary depending on the level of membership. Artists are encouraged to become Friends of the Guild but are not eligible to participate at Guild fairs unless they also purchase an Artist membership or are invited to become/already are an Exhibiting Member.

Become a Friend of the Guild

Annual Membership Fees

All memberships in the Guild are renewed annually on December 1.The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair is reserved for members only. All other Guild art fairs are open to member and non-members and conduct annual juries to determine participation.

  • Exhibiting Membership: $70
    • Joint Exhibiting Membership: $120*
  • Artist Membership: $45
    • Joint Artist Membership: $60*
  • Friends of the Guild: $50-$1,000

*Joint Membership Policy


The Joint Membership Policy has been established to allow two artists who work together and create one body of work to be able to exhibit that work in Guild shows. Please click here to read more on Joint Member Policy, including eligibility and restrictions.