Celebrate American Craft Week

Star Awards – 2015 Winners

Best Use of Theme “Craft Creates…”
“Craft Creates: COMMUNITY” Western North Carolina Banner Project

“Craft Creates Collaboration” Penn’s Place, New Castle, DE

Most Innovative Event Concept
InFlux Group for “Moving In”, Nashville, TN

Ultimate Group Celebration
Waterville Creates, Nate Rudy, Waterville, ME

Vermont Open Studio Tour

Mendocino Celebrates American Craft Week, Mendocino County, CA

Artist/Craftsman Extraordinaire
Nicholas Bernard, Scottsdale, AZ

Outstanding Social Media Support
Art Strolls, Anne Jenkins, Milford, DE

Outstanding Charity Event
Mugs for Recovery Event, Zeber-Martell, Akron, OH

Solmate Socks Donations to Homeless, Appalachian Spring Galleries

Most Energizing Advocate
Esther Lovlie, New Castle, DE

Sherri Smith, Artisan Center of Virginia

Martha Fitch, Vermont Crafts Council

Best Up-Cycled Artwork
Double Take Art Show: Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam ReStore, Charleston, WV

Jason Lyons, Harrisburg, PA

Best Use of ACW Visual Graphics
Zeber-Martell, Akron, OH

Best Local Artists’ Event
Brattleboro-West Arts, Brattleboro, VT

2nd Sundays Art & Music Festival, Williamsburg, VA

Best Event by a Library
Monona Public Library, Monona, WI

Shimai Presents: Events at the Bellevue Library, Nashville, TN

Appoquinimink Library, Middletown, DE

Exceptional Support from Collaborative Businesses
Maine Made: Maine Craft Weekend Event

Exceptional new Participation from a State or Region
The West Virginia Participants in American Craft Week

Exceptional Sponsor
Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, MA

Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau, Cumberland Valley, PA

Outstanding Sponsor Support from a State or Region
Western North Carolina: Mountain Made, Asheville Art in the Park, River Arts District, HandMade in America, Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Southern Highland Craft Guild, John C Campbell Folk School, Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Virginia: Virginia Tourism Commission, Artisans Center of Virginia and Round the Mountain in SW Virginia

Top Event Award of 2015
“Tennessee Celebrates American Craft Week” for the events:
Tennessee Craft Demonstrations at Nashville International Airport
Tennessee Welcome Center Craft Demonstrations

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American Craft Week is a project of:


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