I love regional guilds. There's the opportunity to network in person with other artists and support our local communities. It's finding out what works in your area in terms of shows and shops and maybe even finding a new place for beads or other creative supplies. Our guild on ArtFire has got some amazing artists who are supportive of each other and ready with questions and for answers if they've got them. Click on the icon and you'll be taken to our guild blog.
I'm sitting here pleased as punch and thank Katie for doing such a great job on mine!
Update 2/11/2015: My ArtFire shop is no longer open.