By AFRO Staff

In its 46th year, American Craft Show returns to Baltimore celebrating all things handmade 

The American Craft Show returns to the Baltimore Convention Center on February 21 – 23, 2020. The American Craft Show, in its 46th year, is a three-day celebration of all things craft. Attendees can shop crafts like you’ve never seen before from over 550 of the country’s leading artists specializing in contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor. 

From left to right: Handbag by Angela Flaviani; earrings by Russell Jones; scarf by Yuh Okano; ceramics by Matthew Yanchuk

The American Craft Show 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 country. Each year, more than 45,000 people flock to cities like Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco to attend the American Craft Shows.  

Artists of note at this year’s Baltimore show include designer and artist Angela Flaviani, jewelry maker Russell Jones and ceramist Matthew Yanchuk.

Two specialty programs – Let’s Make and Hip Pop – offer attendees even more opportunities to interact with local artists, experience demos and learn about art and craft hands-on.  

Let’s Make, an interactive program, invites attendees to connect the process of craft-making to the work on display at the show. Attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in the best of handcrafted beauty products, sample food and beverages from local artisans in the business, and more. 

Hip Pop, the ACC’s emerging artist program, introduces emerging artists to shoppers at the show and offers a chance for show-goers to engage with, explore, and support new makers creating fresh and exciting work in a variety of aesthetics, from elegant to edgy.  

Additionally, this year’s School-to-Market program, which gives students in craft programs across the country the practical insight and exposure to launch a successful practice after graduation, will feature students from Hood College Ceramics (Frederick, Md.), Peters Valley School of Craft (Layton, N.J.), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (Rochester, N.Y.) and Savannah College of Art and Design Jewelry Graduate Association (SCAD) (Savannah, Ga).

Tickets for the show are available online for $14 and on-site as a $16 one-day pass. Tickets are free for American Craft Council members, and children ages 12 and under. To reach the American Craft Council directly, call (612) 206-3100.