Month: October 2011

American Craft Week, Oct 7-16

Now in its second year, American Craft Week is a nationwide celebration of the wonders of our country’s craft traditions and innovations. Beginning the first Friday of October and running for ten days, this year’s event will take place October 7-16 at galleries, artists’ studios, festivals and art institutions across the country.

American Craft Week brings together individuals, small businesses and organizations from all fifty states in recognition of the countless ways handmade objects enrich our daily lives and contribute to our national aesthetic and economy.

“American Craft Week is an opportunity to spotlight the creativity of thousands of American artists who hand-make functional and decorative craft,” explained co-chair, Diane Sulg. “Their work encompasses a vibrant and vital sector of our economy, especially with the renewed emphasis on American made goods.”