DISCOVER THE BEST IN CRAFT, ART, AND HANDCRAFTED GOODS
AT THE 2020 AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW IN ATLANTA
In its 31st year, American Craft Show returns to Atlanta to celebrate all things handmade
Atlanta, GA – The American Craft Show returns to the Cobb Galleria Centre on March 13 – 15, 2020. The show, in its 31st year, is a three-day celebration of all things fine craft. Attendees can shop crafts like they’ve never seen before from over 230 of the country’s leading artists specializing in contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, home goods and décor.
The Atlanta show, presented by the national nonprofit American Craft Council, offers a once-a-year opportunity for collectors, supporters, and enthusiasts of design, craft, and art to discover and shop the best quality crafts in the U.S. Each year, more than 45,000 people flock to cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Paul, and San Francisco to attend these shows.
Artists of note at this year’s Atlanta show include jewelry maker Lou Ann Townsend, home goods designer and artist Hannah Quinn, fashion accessories designer Charlotte Friese, and ceramist Geno Luketic.
From left to right: necklace by Lou Ann Townsend; dustpan set by Hannah Quinn; messenger bag by Charlotte Friese; ceramics by Geno Luketic
Two specialty programs – Let’s Make and Hip Pop – offer attendees even more opportunities to interact with local artists, to experience demos and learn about art and craft hands-on.
Let’s Make, an interactive program, invites show patrons to connect the process of craft-making to the work on display at the show. They can indulge in the best of handcrafted beauty products, sample food and beverages from local artisans, and more.
Hip Pop, the ACC’s emerging artist program, introduces up and coming artists to shoppers at the show and offers a chance for them to engage with, explore, and support new makers creating fresh and exciting work in a variety of aesthetics, from elegant to edgy.
The show will also feature ACC’s School-To-Market program, which bridges the gap between higher educational curriculum in craft and the marketplace by providing undergraduate and graduate students a public venue for a curated, collective exhibition of their work. At the Atlanta show, the ACC will partner with southern educational institutions, allowing college students studying craft to gain valuable insight and exposure to the marketplace by participating in the show.
American Craft Council Show Awards, designed to amplify and acknowledge significant achievements made by show artists, will be announced Friday afternoon, March 13. Awards include the Sustainability Award, given to the artist whose work, display or story addresses issues of sustainability, and the Wowie Zowie Award, given to a Show artist whose promotion and display (both onsite and online) is considered top notch.
Show tickets are available online for $12 and on-site as a $13 one-day pass, and are free for American Craft Council members, and children ages 12 and under. To reach the American Craft Council directly, call (612) 206-3100.
2020 American Craft Show in Atlanta
Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
March 13: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
March 14: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
March 15: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$13 for a one-day pass
$12 for a one-day pass
Special Friday Evening Admission
$5 after 5 p.m. for on-site purchases only. No other discounts apply.
Guests can save time by purchasing tickets online at craftcouncil.org/atlanta. Online tickets can be printed and brought to the door.
Entry for children 12 and under and American Craft Council members is FREE.
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ABOUT THE AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL
ACC is a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing craft's impact in contemporary life. Supported by members, donors, and community partners, the organization connects and galvanizes diverse craft communities through its bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual juried craft shows, thought-leadership programming, awards of excellence, a special craft library and archives, and more. For more information, visit craftcouncil.org.
$12 and children under 12 are free
American Craft Council
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