Community Artisan Village
Join one of our Community Artisan Groups! Be a part of BNHV's growing artisan community.

Be a part of the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Artisan Community!

What We Are

Our Community Artisan Groups offer a new way to get involved at BNHV! Community Artisans learn new skills, participate in various projects, and engage with passionate and knowledgeable members of the community.


What You Get

As a Community Artisan, you get:


Program Details

CAV participants are encouraged to join us every Saturday, from 10:00 to 4:00 pm to practice their craft and work on projects with the group, but attendance is not required. Please note, the registration fee is for materials only. Refunds will not be issued for missed dates during the CAV season.

All CAV projects will be carried out in the Historic Village. Visitors to the museum will be encouraged to watch and interact with CAV registrants as they complete their projects.

Projects are led by the group CAV leader, but they are not formal workshops. Classes and workshops at BNHV are a separate offering. You can view available classes and workshops here.



Participation is limited to persons aged 18 and older.

Individuals can only join one Community Artisan Group. Limited spaces available. If you are unable to join the group of your choice, please contact to be placed on the waiting list.

The Community Artisan Program lasts from May 1st, 2021 - October 31st, 2021. The $50 registration fee covers materials for this period.

Registration ends May 31, 2021. Any requests made after that date will be considered on a case by case basis.