The mission of the Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail is to bring together artists, artisans, and retailers of their work for the benefits of marketing, tourism, education, and shared resources.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Artisans of the South Carolina Cotton Trail organization promotes the tradition of fine visual arts and fine crafts. It serves the professional artists, craftspeople and retailers of the South Carolina Cotton Trail area, and work representing the area.
It is run by and for its members; volunteers do most of the work. A board of directors is elected from the membership. Dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship, it promotes the career development of its members through marketing, by operating wholesale/retail shows, maintaining a website, and by publishing a newsletter and an annual brochure which will be placed at interstate welcome centers, local hotels, chambers of commerce, arts groups, etc.
Shows are known for their consistent high-quality standards. This is achieved by a comprehensive jurying system for professional membership. The guild also serves as a liaison between its membership and other cultural and educational organizations within the state.