What is American Craft Week?

It's an opportunity to celebrate the wonders of American craft. Every day thousands of American artists share their vision and talent by producing amazing hand-made decorative and functional objects. And every day thousands of craft retailers share their love of these items by displaying, promoting and selling them. As one craft artist put it, "this is the creative economy!"

While other industry associations have long touted their products, the craft industry has lacked a single way to be highly visible. So we ask you to join us in publicizing, educating and displaying American Craft for ten days each October. Join the national celebration of American Craft!

American Craft enriches our homes, wardrobes, offices and public spaces. It contributes to our nation's economy, our balance of trade, and the fabric of our national history. It is original, beautiful and enduring, so let's tell the world!

Who is spearheading American Craft Week?

American Craft Week is a project of Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT).


Diane Sulg, Celebration Arts, Charlotte, NC
Sherry Masters, Art Connections, Asheville, NC


P.J. Heyman, Village Artisans, Boiling Springs, PA
Rani Richardson, Random Acts of Art, Naples, FL
Greg Worden, Vermont Artisans, Brattleboro, VT
Anne Jenkins, Art Strolls, Rapid City, SD

About Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT)

CRAFT is an association of galleries, shops, schools and artist that are dedicated to presenting work with one common characteristic - it's handmade in the U.S.A. The goal of CRAFT is to promote awareness of American made craft through marketing, networking, education and communications programs. Click here for more information about joining CRAFT.

Contact ACW


American Craft Week
11238 Home Place Lane
Charlotte, NC 28227

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American Craft Week
PO Box 30335
Pensacola, FL 32503