The Peterborough Guild of Arts & Crafts was formed in 1975 and will be celebrating its 45th annual show. The Guild was founded by a group of artisans who made items by hand and that is how the name 'The Hand of Man Art & Craft Sale' came to be.
As the popularity of the show grew, so did the artisans making this the largest and longest running yearly art & craft sale in Peterborough and the surrounding area. Because of the wide variety of products offered for sale the show is a must-see destination for people not only from the Peterborough area but for many out of town people.
The goal of the Guild is to provide the public with a sale that has quality and handcrafted items designed, created and produced by the exhibitor.
The Guild is a non-profit organization with donations given to charities on a yearly basis. The charities chosen are geared toward people in need and we have given to local charities since 1975.
The Peterborough Guild of Arts & Crafts executive will be making a decision in May to see if we feel it's safe to go ahead with the 2021 Hand of Man Arts & Crafts Sale on October 29th, 30th & 31st!