Summer 2014

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Kick-Starting Christmas
When it comes to crowd-pleasing Christmas events, partnering with community groups can reap big rewards. By Karol V. Menzie.

Holiday Reminders
Seasonal rules of the road for navigating prime selling season. By Hope Daniels

Christmas Checklist
Take stock of your store, strategy and supplies now, not later. By Hope Daniels

So These Are Santa’s Elves?
Folklore characters help Solli sisters build a business. By Karol V. Menzie

Deck the Trees
Holiday ornaments and shiny bright baubles to keep and to share. By Hope Daniels

Stocking Stuffers
A little something for everyone on your Christmas gift list. By Hope Daniels

The Language of Craft
“Craft” has become a really sticky word in the 21st century. Here’s what 3,500 working artists think about it. By Craig Dreeszen

Editor’s Letter

Let’s All Rebuild the Barn
By Hope Daniels

What’s New

No Batteries Needed
Children’s products that are guaranteed to delight. By Melody Simmons

Artist Profiles

Kate Harward
By Rosemary Carstens

Aaron Nuland
By Rosemary Carstens

Biz 101

Straight Talk for Struggling Business Owners

Retail Details

Craft in America Rolls Out ‘Industry’
By Wayne Countryman

Market Calendar
By The NICHE magazine staff

Spectrum Awards List Has Familiar Ring
By Wayne Countryman

Art Books for Light Summer Reading
By Hope Daniels

Impulse Buy
By Wayne Countryman

Arts Make Berlin, Md., a Really Cool Stop
By Wayne Countryman

Craft Gallery News
By Wayne Countryman

Newsmakers in the World of Craft
By Wayne Countryman

Trade Show News
By Wayne Countryman

In Memoriam
By Wayne Countryman


Sights of the holiday season (clockwise from top left): Georgetown’s Ella-Rue boutique, spruced up in balsam and lights; Dale the Deer from Gatski Metal; Main Street Bridge in Eureka Springs, Ark.; tree ornament by Little River Hot Glass; old-fashioned carriage ride through Virginia’s Reston Town Center. Georgetown image courtesy of Georgetown Business Improvement District. Horse-and-carriage image courtesy of Reston Town Center.

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