Americans all over the country will be celebrating the art of handmade craft in a special way this fall during the fourth annual American Craft Week, Oct. 4-13. The 10-day event is expected to feature hundreds of craft-centric events in galleries, studios, museums and schools, as well as fairs and festivals.
“American Craft Week shows us how craft enhances our lives, makes us feel good and brings people together,” says Diane Sulg, co-chair of American Craft Week. “By taking part in the celebration, people are joining in on the trend of buying products made in America while shopping locally.”
Since its inception in 2010, American Craft Week, a project of the trade association Craft Retailers and Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT), has grown from 240 to nearly 1,000 special events. This year, the organizers’ goal is to recruit artists and arts organizations from all 50 states to join in the celebrations. To learn more about how to participate, go to the American Craft Week website.