Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2013 Press Release


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Diane Sulg, Co-chair

Support and Buy Handmade During American Craft Week

  October 4-13, 2013 Marks Fourth Celebration

This fall, Americans in all 50 states will be celebrating the art of handmade craft. From Oct. 4 to 13, American Craft Week will feature hundreds of diverse events in galleries and artist studios, museums and schools, as well as at fairs and festivals.

“American Craft Week shows us how craft enhances our lives, makes us feel good and brings people together,” said Diane Sulg, co-chair of American Craft Week. “By taking part in the celebration, people are joining in on the trend of buying products made in America while shopping locally.”

Since its inception in 2010, American Craft Week has grown from 240 to nearly 1000 participating events. “Many regions have found American Craft Week an excellent way to connect with fall tourists to their area,” said Sherry Masters, co-chair of American Craft Week. “The celebration brings together individuals, small businesses and organizations while providing an opportunity to learn a craft or acquire that one-of-a-kind work of art.”

Involvement in American Craft Week is open to everyone, from craft artists to retailers to schools and beyond. To learn how to become a participant, visit The website provides numerous tools to plan and promote American Craft Week events.

The fourth annual American Craft Week will be held Oct. 4-13 in cities and towns across the nation. With hundreds of diverse events at galleries, artist studios, museums, schools, as well as fairs and festivals, it is the premier public celebration of handmade craft in America. American Craft Week is a program of Craft Retailers and Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT), a trade association dedicated to the growth and vitality of American craft. For more information, visit

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