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The Nashville Calligraphers Guild was formed in 1981 to foster the continued study, practice, and use of calligraphy among its members and to encourage community awareness of the art of calligraphy. To this end, the Guild meets five times a year, publishes a newsletter, and sponsors workshops and related activities.

Our Guild consists of approximately 80 members from Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Meetings are held five times each year. Visitors are always welcome to all meetings.


The Nashville Calligraphers Guild meets five times each year at Plaza Artist Materials in downtown Nashville, 633 Middleton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. Meetings are held the second Saturday in September, November, January, March and May. Each meeting consists of a meet-and-greet time, business meeting, and a program related to some facet of calligraphy.

The Guild also offers workshops four to five times each year led either by one of the Guild’s own very talented calligraphers or by a nationally-known lettering artist.

We welcome anyone who has an interested in the lettering arts. Take a look around our web site, and join us at our next meeting!


Membership is open to anyone interested in calligraphy. Our annual membership dues are $30 per year for a regular membership. Membership dues are for a membership year that runs from June 1 – May 31. New members are welcome to join at any time during a membership year, but all memberships are retroactive to the beginning of a given membership year. (As an example, a person who joins NCG in May will be entitled to all the publications for the current membership year but must renew on June 1.)

We offer workshop programs aimed at all levels of skill. Our teachers include internationally renowned calligraphers as well as local talent. We sponsor an annual weekend retreat during the month of February at Lake Barkley State Resort, Kentucky. The Guild also exhibits members’ artwork in annual non-juried shows.

For more information, please visit our Membership page.