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ATC groups are typically informal, regularly scheduled gatherings (every month on a regular day), where participants get together to trade and talk about their ATCs. Trades can be held anywhere: someone’s living room, a café, gallery, community centre or art supply or scrapbooking store. All trades are one-for-one. Trading sessions are intended to be enjoyable, educational, and supportive. From beginners to experienced traders, everyone is welcome.

Bellingham, Washington 
Paper Zone, 915 Iowa Street,
Bellingham, WA 98225
Second Saturday of the month
from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Contact: Helen Campbell, [email protected].

Bellingham, Washington
Stampadoodle, 1825 Grant St, Bellingham,WA 98225
4th Saturday of the month
from 2 to 4 p.m. 10 to 20 members
Contact: Sherry at [email protected]

Boston, Massachusetts
The New England ATC+ Meetup Group is an open group of ATC artists with members from throughout the Boston area and well beyond. We hold all-day meetings once monthly in Needham, Mass., to make and swap ATCs and work on art journals and other projects. We also offer occasional hands-on technique workshops and hold a three-day annual retreat. We’re open to swaps with other groups worldwide. Visit our Visit our web site or contact: Anne, annestuartnews[at]

Brooklyn, New York
Veronica Leto is starting a trading group in Brooklyn, NY.
For more info: [email protected]

Calgary, Alberta
The New Gallery, at Eau Claire Market,
(In the main mall, east of food court).
Last Saturday of every month, 5 to 7 p.m.
Contact: Melody, [email protected]
403 244-2360
We are a very friendly group and invite artists and non artists. Children are also welcome! Visit our web site.

Dunvegan, Ontario
Dunvegan Recreation Hall
Last Saturday of every month
from 2 to 4 p.m.
Contact: [email protected]

Honolulu, Hawaii
An ATC group who call themselves "Oihana" has formed in Hawaii. They hope to promote artists and designers and give them a venue to get their names into the community. They meet the second Saturday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. at Kim Taylor Reece Gallery in Honolulu. For more info: [email protected]
If you want to trade ATCs with the Hawaiian group, send 20 ATCs to: Oihana Project, Greig E. Gaspar, 2032 Kilakila Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96817. You will receive 20 ATCs from various Hawaiian artists in exchange for your own.

Kelowna, British Columbia
Alternator Gallery
Contact: Margo Yacheshyn at [email protected]
Or visit:
Last Tuesday of the month, 7 to 8 p.m.

Littleton, Colorado
Freeze Frame Scrapbooking,
26 East Arapahoe Rd.
Contact: Laurie Delphia at [email protected]

Lynnwood, Washington
Creation Station, 19511 - 64th Ave. W.
Contact: Shelley at [email protected]
4th Monday of the month between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Artist Trading Card Group meets monthly in the metro Milwaukee area. Times and location vary.
More info: web site

Maple Ridge, British Columbia 
ATCs at Maple Ridge Arts Centre, hosted by our Artist In Residence - Kjaer Neletia Pedersen. Drop in – make and trade first Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. ATC night is a place for artists of all skill levels, all ages, beginner to professional, to come together in a
relaxed and welcoming environment to share ideas....  create and swap Artist Trading Cards . Please bring bits and pieces for collage -  magazines, buttons, coloured paper, markers, gluesticks, scissors – or a  toonie donation is appreciated otherwise for supplied materials. Note: school teachers may have a particular interest in working with Kjaer and bringing back activities to their classrooms.
Refreshments can be purchased in our beautiful lobby. For more info:

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Meetings take place the last Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. at Studio 366 in Nanaimo, BC, at 366 Selby Street on the last Saturday of each month from 1-4pm. 
Contact: Heidi Boyd at [email protected]

Nakusp, British Columbia
Broadway Deli, 408 Broadway Street West
Last Sunday of every month from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Chuck Stake [email protected]
(250) 265-3673

Portland, Oregon
Third Wednesday of the month
For more information call: Holly Cappello - phone 503 975-3795

Port Richey, Florida
Two Friends and a Dream Scrapbooking Store
Second Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
More info: web site

Regina, Saskatchewan
The MacKenzie Art Gallery
Every second month; other galleries around town on the in-between months
(Last Saturday of the month 2 to 4 p.m. unless otherwise posted).
Contact: Sylvia Zieman at [email protected]

Richmond, British Columbia
Richmond Art Gallery
180 - 7700 Minoru Gate
Second Sunday of each month
from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Info: [email protected]

Rockport, Maine
We meet on the third Saturday of each month, at the Rockport Public Library. More information can be found here.

Shawville, Quebec
Cafe 349, 349 Main Street
Last Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.
Contact: Valerie at [email protected]

Trail, British Columbia
This group of 10 traders meets sporadically with definite dates.
They are still trying to get a cohesive group meeting.
Contact: Gail Whittier:[email protected]

Victoria, British Columbia
The Victoria group meets at the home of Jeffrey and Virginia Errick, 615 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, BC 2:00-4:00 pm with a workshop session at 1:00-2:00 … supplies provided but if there are things you want to bring along feel free to do so.
Contact: Dale Roberts Email: [email protected] Cell: 250-884-4962

Vancouver, British Columbia
RubyDog's Art House
623 Kingsway  (at Fraser and Kingsway)
Third Sunday of every month
from 2:30 to 4 pm
Contact: [email protected]

Wapakoneta, Ohio
ATC Trading Company
We do original artwork (no copies) and meet at different locations each time: homes, art galleries or restaurants. Three themes are chosen per trade and begin with the same letter of the alphabet, such as: Elephants, Egypt, and Easter. We recently introduced a "Wild Card" theme, which means that the artist may do whatever they want.
Debra Henkener, 17528 Weimert School Rd., Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895. Phone: 419-738-5213 [email protected]
web site

Windsor, Ontario
We meet the last Thursday of the month, every month except December. Our sponsor is Artcite and our location will be listed on their web site.

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg Artist Trading Card Group
meets every last Sunday of the month
but will be floating around until we
can find a permanent home.
For more information e-mail Eileen at: [email protected] or call: 204-292-3409


ATC Society
An active and friendly group. We ask all members to participate in at least
4 swaps per calendar year to remain active. Various themed swaps are listed
for members to choose from monthly and an open swap option for ATC & art
postcards is available on a rolling basis. You must have an existing member
recommend you to the moderators for possible invitation.
Moderators: Sharon & Liz

Artist Trading Cards
Ads and Comms will be allowed on SUNDAYS ONLY if they apply to ATCs.
3,000 members
Group Owners/Moderators: Lisa Busch, Kristie LaRose and Judy Luttrell

Artists of the Round Table
Artists of the Round Table will be having an ATC Workshop based on the book by Bernie Berlin’s “Artist Trading Card Workshop.” We will have an in-depth study of the book, and do the projects/ techniques. Each member that completes will receive a Certificate of Completion with their name written in calligraphy, and the
certificate hand signed by Bernie Berlin. For more info contact Jacqueline, President of Artist of the Round Table web site

ATC_CONNECTION is a place for artists of all skill levels, beginner to professional, to come together in a welcoming environment to discuss and swap Artist Trading Cards (ATCs), Altered Boxes, Tins, Books, etc.
107 members

It is dedicated to ATC artists who hand draw or paint part or all of their cards.
Moderator: Mary Garcia

Quality Decos
Art swapping group for artistic, creative artists. If you're into mail art, artistic decos, ATCs, postcards, altered books, collage, card-making, rubberstamps, digital art, mixed media, assemblage, art dolls, photography and/or scrapbooking this may be your group!
91 members

ATC World
If you love ATCs, then come join us! We have swaps running all the time, each listed in the database.
1178 members

The Bmuse Yahoo Group is an open group for anyone Stamping, Altered Art, ATCs, etc....there are swaps, discussion about techniques and terrific art posts!!
999 members

Cloth Paper Studio
The group is for friendly people who enjoy working with cloth paper in fabric books, Artist Trading Cards, postcards, collage, altered anything, surface design, embroidery... wherever our creative spirit takes us.

In 1999, the first-ever United States ATC trading session was held in Denver, Colorado. Mail artist Victoria Regina started the group after exchanging mail with Don/Chuck Stake, the Calgary, Alberta ATC group. The Denver ATCers meet at CORE New Arts Space, the second Saturday of each month, from 10am to noon. twenty to well over 100 traders of all ages attend the sessions. After the trade, they have lunch together.
CORE New Arts Space
900 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, Colorado 80204

Fabric ATCs One to One
Fabric ATCs or any kind of fabric arts. Cross stitch, felting, quilting, glue and stitch, whatever fun fabric creations you can come up with.
152 members

ATCs Anonymous
41 members
This group is dedicated to the creation of and the "addiction" to ATCs.
We have a GREAT group of artists and everyone is very friendly!

This is a newer, small group just for the beginners. People who aren't familiar
with art groups, how to make ATCs, what glues to use, what types of cardstock,
papers, what's acceptable and what's not.
We are mainly focused on ATCs, but do discuss other types of art techniques.
List owner: Francine Domschine-Hill

Art Trading cards
An e-mail group devoted to discussing and exchanging ATCs.
623 members
Primarily rubber stamp ATCs.

Gingerwood ATC
156 members. We do group & individual trades.
Group mom: Kathleen Fischer
Moderators: Kathy Rossiter, Lori Tietz


Art junction swaps
This site is currently under re-design. Swaps. Teaching.

Live journal
Very active site. Looks great!

Flickr artist trading cards
649 members.

Acts for All
This is an encouraging group for
all levels of artists making atcs.

An ATC group just for kids (or those who want to trade with kids).