The Metal Arts Guild (MAG) is an independent, non-profit, educational organization
of people who are skilled, interested, or share in the production and exhibition of metals.

Our Community


Everyone is welcome to join: from the beginner to the master craftsperson, teachers and students, metal arts collectors and more. Each member is a vital part of making the Guild work for our community.


We support the work of outstanding metal artists by organizing exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, awarding an annual MAG Community Project Grant, various student scholarships, and offering resources and opportunities for our members.


MAG is a 501(c 3) non-profit, all-volunteer-led arts organization, and we rely on your generosity to help us provide metal related events, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and networking mixers to the membership and community.

Featured Member

Each month a new Featured Member is chosen from the completed member profiles on our website. Their interview and work is highlighted on our blog and social media. Visit our archive of past Featured Members.

October 2020

  • Manwell Gali
  • Manwell Gali
  • Manwell Gali
  • Manwell Gali



Manwell Gali


Instagram: lacedupmetal

Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born in the Bay Area and currently live in Pleasant Hill.  I am a husband, and father to two daughters. I am a freelance metal artist, creating everything from metal wall art, to abstract pieces to most recently a large outdoor art installation at a Veterans Housing community. My passion for working in metal began about 9 years ago out of a very small home shop in Oakland, CA. But prior to that, I dabbled in T shirt design, graphic design and even started an online decal company, Laced Up Decals, which is still going strong today.