American Craft Council Show
The St. Paul RiverCentre is at 175 West Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul. Find me in booth #100 this year!
Thursday, April 19, 6-9 p.m. The evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, pre-show shopping, and live music. PLUS you’ll also receive complimentary show passes to return to the show to shop. Admission: $75. Proceeds benefit the American Craft Council. Click here to purchase your preview tickets.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. (Get into the show for $5 after 5 p.m.)
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
One-day pass: $12. Three-day pass: $20. Just click here to purchase, print, and bring them right to the door. FREE for American Craft Council members & children 12 and under… or surprise, win a pair of tickets from me!
Now that the nuts & bolts info is out of the way, it’s time for the more fun stuff. Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite part of the ACC show is (and if it is me, awe, that is soooo sweet!), whether you have ever been to the show or if this is your first time. I will pick a random (and I truly mean random in that I will have my dog pick the name out of a hat) winner to receive a pair of free tickets to the show.
This will be my 6th year at the ACC show, and it is one of my favorite shows: the quality of work is outstanding! Don’t let the name “Craft” fool you, there are fabulous artists from all across the country exhibiting and some of them have work in the Smithsonian.
Craft is a technical term referring the process by which an object is made, usually for a specific function. Traditional studio craftsmen work with wood, glass, clay, textiles, metal or a combination of both, so you won’t find any paintings, drawings, printmaking or photography at this show. Wikipedia defines craft as something in between art (which requires talent) and science (which requires knowledge). While craftwork can be utilitarian, it is also beautiful as well as useful, but quite often is displayed as fine art. I like to think that the fine craftsmen exhibiting are true artists creating beautiful artwork with talent and technical knowledge.
What do you think? Come to the show and decide for yourself!