Wednesday, December 5, 2018

St. Peteersburg, Florida... a Top 10 Craft Town



So to round up American Craft Week's Top 10 Craft Towns : St Petersburg, Florida, or St. Pete's as it's popularly called, is a craft town supreme … it has a whole spectrum of craft and art from small galleries and studios to the fabulous world renown Salvador Dali Museum plus the Chihuly Collection on Central Avenue. You can plan your visit by starting with the VisitFlorida or St. Pete.org but don't miss a stop at the great American Craft Week participant, Shapiro's Fine American Crafts in the hip Downtown St. Petersburg or at their Hyde Park Village.
There's always lots to see and do, lots of great museums and galleries to visit. For instance, there's the Warehouse Arts District second Saturday Art Walk.. check out the “Seven Arts Districts: One Arts Destination webpage.
Enjoy your time in the great Top 10 Craft Town of St. Petersburg, Florida

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Little Mineral Point, WI, lives large

Image courtesy of Mineral Point Chamber
Mineral Point, Wisconsin, might be small in size but it's really big in heart and craft. Justifiably proud of their small town, the residents and friends of the town voted passionately for their town to be included in American Craft Week's search for the Top Ten Craft Towns in the USA. They take their place with pride - so when you visit this little big town that could, be sure to congratulate them! And enjoy exploring all it has to offer.
The Chamber will give you a warm welcome and has all the information you will need... and be sure to visit as often as you can.

Image courtesy of Mineral Point Chamber

Image courtesy of Mineral Point Chamber

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Gloucester, MA rocks as a Top Ten Craft Town

American Craft Week is over for 2018 and it was great all round.. and in one of the Top Ten Craft Towns things are still rocking! Gloucester, MA hosts wonderful art and craft events all year... 

Image courtesy of Cape Ann Studio Tour
if you missed them, check out the next dates for Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour and how about DIVA, Donna's Infinite Variety of Adornments? Good Linens/Studio will enchant you... Pauline's Gifts is another must stop. Please be sure to visit Gloucester and explore all they have to offer. You won't be disappointed.
And when you do visit, congratulate them on being voted one of ACW's Top 10 Towns... they certainly deserve it!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

American Craft Week in full swing at Quad City Arts!


Quad City Arts covers a large area - 37 counties in 2 states...Iowa and Illinois, it's an active arts scene indeed.  If you're in or near Rock Island, Iowa this week, you mustn't miss American Craft Week celebrated at Quad City Arts. The exhibit"Breathe",  by artists Carol Hamilton and Matt Pulford  at the lovely gallery is definitely a must see. The whole area has wonderful public art...sculptures, Art @ the Airport, performing arts, visiting artists and much more. Check out the website for all the details.
They also create a pop up gallery once a year and loads of cool events. Be sure to support this great participant in American Craft Week.
Enjoy the fun week!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Connecting with Craft in Arkansas this Saturday!


Arkansas is going all out this American Craft Week with an exciting, action packed schedule, Connectingwith Craft” Meet the artisans, explore their crafts & enjoy the beauty of Stone County Mountain View, Arkansas – – Connecting with Craft is a free event on October 6, 2018 during American Craft Week.
Stone County is known for the quality and artistry of its crafts people. They have a great day planned with events including the handmade traditions of the Ozarks, the craft artisans of Stone County, Arkansas, and the natural beauty that inspires their works.
Connecting with Craft will begin in Mountain View on Saturday, October 6, with a special open house in the Craft Village Ozark Folk Center State Park from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Throughout the day, craft artisans will be demonstrating in shops around the Courthouse Square in Mountain View, including the Arkansas Craft School, the Arkansas Craft Gallery, at the Stone County Museum’s Painting Place, and at Blanchard Springs Caverns at the Springs. To cap it all off there will be craft beer, a reception and prize drawings at Gravity BrewWorks near Big Flat at the close of the day. To be entered in the prize drawing, share your experiences throughout the day on your favorite social media. Use the hashtag #ConnectingwithCraft
The list of events is fabulous – and there's plenty to keep you busy and excited... it'll be a phenomenal American Craft Week in Arkansas! Check out these links for a list of events: WEBSITE    FACEBOOK

Image courtesy of their Facebook page


Monday, October 1, 2018

Gatlinburg, Tenn., rates high on the Top Ten List..and so does the whole state!

A Gatlinburg crafter demonstrates his craft
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, a setting perfectly suited to get the creative juices going, Gatlinburg in Tennessee is proud to be on the American Craft Week's Top Ten Craft Towns this year. And rightly so...there's crafts, arts and music in the air - and on land - there. In fact, not only Gatlinburg boasts tons of creative outlets. the whole state is artistic! So, with so much going on around there, this tip might make it easier for you:
Go to the ACW participant page and get the Tennessee list from there...another great resource is the Tennessee Craft Week website. Yes, the state has a statewide craft week in conjunction with American Craft Week - isn't that fabulous? Please support them all for their great efforts and ENJOY this American Craft Week 2018 in Tennessee. And a big bravo to Gatlinburg for making the 2018 top ten list.