The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen

of the City of New York.


On Behalf of The Artisans Guild of America.

Is pleased to invite you to a

Celebration of Artisan Work.

Meet Your Maker.

A Special Exhibit and Introduction to

Local Artisan Workrooms

Thursday, November 1st

Exhibit Hours: 3pm to 9pm

The General Society Library

The Artisans Guild of America (AGA) announces a special exhibition featuring the diverse work of 25 talented artisans and craftsmen who service the interior design and architectural communities.

Taking part will be furniture restorers/conservators, furniture makers, leather workers, custom lighting fabricators, mirror craftsmen, custom hardware fabricators, gilders, curtain makers, upholsterers, sculptors, decorative painters, and embroiderers.

Ernie Smith, President of the AGA, noted, “I want to invite all those associated with the design community to this first of a kind event. The AGA is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, devoted to “perpetuating and advancing the tradition of the artisan workroom”. In my professional work at Penn & Fletcher, I have recognized the value of collaborating with the designer and upholding the highest levels of workmanship are paramount to producing stellar decorative materials and surpassing the expectations of the intended client.

The workrooms participating in the Meet Your Maker event are all masters in their fields and this will be a great opportunity for designers and architects to meet them and see samples of their craftsmanship and specialty work.”

Admission is Free. Please click here to register.

The General Society Library

20 West 44th Street

New York, NY 10036


Light refreshments will be served

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.