Friday, April 11, 2014

Participant Spotlight: Anchorage Markets of Anchorage, Alaska

American Craft Week is delighted to welcome our first 2014 sign-up from Alaska. During the second weekend in October, Anchorage Markets will present a craft show of all handcrafted and certified Made in Alaska products at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage. All 1179 permit holders of the Made in Alaska program are invited to sell locally made products. The event is a great place to bring family, friends, and visiting tourists.

The Made in Alaska program’s mission is to identify and promote products made, manufactured, or handcrafted in the state. Alaska's businesses manufacture high quality products for markets in Alaska, domestically and internationally. Made possible by Alaska’s Division of Economic Development, artisans and businesses may apply for a Made in Alaska permit for each product or product line made 51% or more in Alaska. Value-added processes of these products must be accomplished in the state, and raw materials from outside Alaska are permitted only when specific resources are not available locally. Items that meet these high standards proudly display the Made in Alaska logo of a bear and cub. “Bear Necessities” workshops and webinars offer small business support to craftspeople throughout the largest state in the nation.

If you live near or plan to visit Anchorage this fall, do not miss this grand Anchorage Markets event! Not only are you guaranteed to have fun, but you will also support the noble Made in Alaska movement. Find more information about the festivities at