Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Welcome to Texas!

American Craft Week is delighted to welcome first time participant Art Connection Gallery from La Grange, Texas. Artist Deborah Johnson started off   and with smallher own small gallery,g then grew so much she opened Art Connection Gallery featuring many artists, crafters, writers and more.  They host a Second Saturday Soiree featuring artists, crafters live music plus food and beverages. Book signings and jewelery trunck shows feature regularly as well.
Check out their website and be sure to pop in and visit them when you're in the area.
Image courtesy of gallery's website

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

New York joins the fun!

American Craft Week welcomes The Gift Hut in Cold Springs, NY! This delightful treasure trove of wooden toys, games, puzzles and more will please children and adults alike.
Stop by and you'll find trains made in Vermont or toys made from recycled materials. All their merchandise is carefully selected.
Follow them on Facebook.. At the moment they're open Friday-Sunday but check out their website. They're very helpful if you need to visit at other times.
Image courtesy of The Gift Hut website


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

ACW is delighted to welcome Sterling Creative s of Colorado

American Craft Week is delighted to welcome Sterling Creatives of Colorado.
Located in the NE corner of the state they got together in 2017 to promote art and craft . They aim to provide a space for artists and crafters to exhibit, learn and networking. We're looking forward to seeing what special event they promote during ACW in October!
If you're in the area, pop in to see them... they're open Wednesday thru Sunday from 1:30-5:30 p.m.  All details on their website
Image courtesy of Sterling Creatives website
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

ACW welcomes Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

American Craft Week is delighted to welcome the impressive Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City, Oregon.  Baker City is one of the 10 Hidden Gems honorable mention winners. The art center is housed in a beautiful restored Carnegie library. It is without a doubt the cornerstone of the town's active art scene. They host an incredible number of world-class events in all art and craft media. The art center is also an important part of the annual Studio Tour in the first week of October.
Check out their website, ... Plan a road trip to Eastern Oregon to visit this fabulous organization. Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Libraries join ACW for free!

Awesome book art in Anchorage, AK library
American Craft Week loves libraries. We love how they nuture reading and creativity in children! Did you know libraries anywhere in the US can join ACW for free? Yes! Sign up, hold a creative event for children and you're in! Many libraries already have great craft events planned annually for children, so .. you don't even have to think of a new event. Just sign up, put up a big banner (or a small one) saying American Craft Week and voila! You've got national coverage. Join the fun, why not? Go talk to your library .. we look forward to welcoming you like the fabulous small library, but with big ideas, in Columbus, New Mexico who signed up straight away! Join us! Join the fun!
Amazing book art from a young Columbus, NM library student




Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Delightful Hidden Gems to explore

American Craft Week's fabulous Hidden Gems for art and craft lovers Top 10, plus 5 runners up, we're unveiled last week. These charming towns are off the beaten path jewels to be explored across the country. Taking a road trip this summer? Add on a couple and go enjoy, and  help spread the word!
https://www.acwshowcase.com/hidden-gems

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Celebrate 10 !

American Craft Week invites you to enter this fun competition! Great prize...$500 and a year subscription to Indieme! Go to our website for details! Hurry...entries must be in by June 23 ...and have fun with it! And,  the please, spread the word!