Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Plan ahead to visit Baker City, Oregon in October


AmericanCraft Week's 2018 Star Award for a group event went to Oregon's Baker City Studio Tour, a fabulous feast of mediums and artists. Did you attend this event? 
How about you visit Baker City, Ore., this year for their studio tour? It's definitely a treat. Gather friends, check out the websites, plan a mini vacation (maybe stay at the fabulous restored Geiser-Grand Hotel on Main Street) and then let us know how great it was – and what you enjoyed the most! Artists (and the studio tour organisers) love to hear how they're doing!
A weaver demonstrates her craft at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker CIty, Ore.
Whatever activity you choose to attend, participate in, organise or follow be sure to mark your calendars for the dates 4-13 October, 2019 for the 10th Anniversary of American Craft Week.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Need suggestions to celebrate with us?

It's our 10th anniversary this year, let's celebrate - we'd love you to join us during 4-13 October 2019, all you need to do is host an event during American Craft Week
So, what can you do to celebrate with us? Here's a few suggestions... there are loads more ideas out there but here's a start:
+ If you're a gallery, have 10 of your craft artists do a demonstration of their craft. It's a great way to introduce people to a variety of crafts.
+ Get your artists and crafters to create a piece on the subject of "10" - maybe at a special event and give them 10 minutes/20 minutes etc to complete it. It's fun and gets everyone involved.
+ Arrange an evening art stroll and organise events at 10 neighboring businesses based on a craft theme.
+ Feature 2 craft artists every day for 5 days.
+ Arrange an artist talk at a library to broaden children's ideas on craft - make it fun around a 10 theme.
and...
we bet you can come up with some really cool ideas. You don't have to base the events around the number 10, we just thought it might be fun. Our main aim is you celebrate American crafters and artists all over the country and the beauty they create. Put on your thinking hats and let's get creative!


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Please help us get to 10,000 followers on Facebook!!


The New Year celebrations have settled - now it's 2019 … a great time and as it's a brand New Year to celebrate American Craft Week - and especially since it's out 10th anniversary year, we'd love your help to get us to 10,000 Facebook followers! We're so close it would be cool to reach our goal this year. 
👍 Please like our Facebook page as an individual – business pages don't show up in the count! Please share with your friends. 
We thank you for all your support and enthusiasm, We appreciate you, and all the crafters and artists who keep the creative spirit aflame – plus thank you to all collectors who appreciate good craft.
Now, let's get that number up to 10,000 … ready - steady - GO!! 💖
And please, MARK YOUR CALENDARS now so you don't miss the fun!


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Happy New Year!


As 2018 draws to it's close, American Craft Week wishes everyone a happy New Year, all the best and let's make 2019 another successful year of great craft and art! Please mark your calendars so you don't miss the fun~👌


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