Welcome to American Craft Week!

American Craft Week 2021 

Sometimes it is wise to take a break to re-evaluate and refresh! That’s where we are with ACW 2021.

The COVID-19 epidemic closed and/or restricted many of our traditional partners, sponsors and participants. The whole idea behind ACW is to hold craft-centered events and invite as many handmade enthusiasts as possible. The week is intended to be a nationwide celebration for and about makers, retailers, museums, collectors and craft lovers.

We thank everyone who attempted both in-person and virtual events in 2020. We talked with a number of you and found that “the field” is uncertain about mounting large-scale events in the coming months, citing sponsorships, resources and regulations.

However, there is no doubt that we all are still proud of our craft community and the role handmade in America plays in our communities, economies and lives. So, we are asking you to celebrate ACW 2021 in your own way – be that limited or grand. We will not be posting events on our website, but information, logos and other resources will still be available. Use them and celebrate this coming October 1-10.

Our Steering Committee would love to hear from you. If you have thoughts, ideas or want to work with us to imagine a newly energized ACW in 2022, contact us, info@americancraftweek.com.

Thank you! Keep making, selling, and celebrating American Craft. 


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

American Craft Week is a project of:







Special Thanks to our Gold Star Participants

Clayfolk, Jackson OR

Cynthia Bringle Pottery, Penland NC

Mountain Made, Asheville NC

Spruce Pine Potters Market, Burnsville NC

Tom Reardon & Kathleen Doyle, Asheville NC