The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild (WBG) is a marriage between two historic organizations, the Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, founded in 1939, and the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony, founded in 1903. In 1976, Peter Whitehead, the last surviving son of the founder, left the mountainside Colony with its 30 arts and crafts buildings to the Guild of Craftsmen. Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild was born, and has grown into a vibrant multi–arts organization.
The WBG is both a presenting and an educational organization. It hosts exhibitions and performances by some of the finest artists working today and serves emerging artists through classes and residencies. Its facilities include a shop and gallery/performance space in the center of the village as well as the historic Byrdcliffe Colony. White Pines, the Arts and Crafts style residence of the founding family, is being restored and will house an extensive collection of pottery, furniture, painting, metalwork, and weaving that was produced Byrdcliffe.