Welcome to American Craft Week!


Dates: September 1-25, 2017
Prize: $250 for the top photo
The contest is open to all craft lovers. Send us a photo that captures the magic of using handmade American craft. The National ACW Committee will choose the finalists and the winning photo. One photo will be posted to the American Craft Week Facebook page each day during the event, October 6-15, with the Grand Prize Winner posted on October 15.


Announcing the Winners of the Second Act Contest. These successful craft artists began their professional lives in different careers, but just look at them now. Go to www.acwshowcase.com to see the winners.

Welcome to American Craft Week 2017!

Now in its eighth year, ACW is the nation’s largest celebration of handmade American craft. We began with a simple idea: what if EVERYBODY who makes, sells, exhibits, teaches or celebrates American craft – what if we ALL did something at the same time to spotlight an aspect of amazing American craft?

What if we ALL tell the world what craft creates for America: jobs, vibrant communities, economic growth, and an exceptional national heritage and a beautiful aesthetic for our homes and public places.

We invite you to join us! Just click “Become a participant” in the menu above! It’s easy and very inexpensive for everyone to add their voice and activity to the nation’s largest craft celebration. If you have questions, click on the “contact” button and we will be happy to provide answers and information.

Come back often and watch how ACW blossoms with activity! We also invite you to like our Facebook page), so you get the latest ACW news as it happens.

Let’s make the 2017 ACW the largest and most vibrant yet! 

Please click on the logos below to learn more about our supporting organizations!

American Craft Week is a project of:


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