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American Craft Week: The Signature Project of CRAFT.

American Craft Week is the country’s largest celebration of handmade American craft. It calls together everyone in the business of craft - galleries, artists, craft organizations, schools, and festivals, to shine a bright spotlight on handmade every year beginning on the first Friday of October and continuing for 10 days.

Here are some interesting facts about American Craft Week:

In 2014, thousands of people participated in more than 1,000 events in 48 states.

ACW gives publicity to hundreds of craft artists and organizations through its Facebook page which has more than 5,000 followers, www.facebook.com/americancraftweek.

ACW has a free Cultural Tourism Kit which can help towns, cities, counties, even entire states, create a tourist event centered on its craftspeople. Here are a few examples:

            Western North Carolina Celebrates American Craft Week

            Mendocino County Celebrates American Craft Week - California

            Vermont Celebrates American Craft Week

            Maine Craft Weekend

            Cumberland Valley Celebrates American Craft Week – Pennsylvania

            Fargo-Moorehead Celebrates American Craft Week

            Virginia Celebrates American Craft Week

You can be involved in ACW in many ways - as a sponsor, a participating event, or an attendee. Check it out at www.americancraftweek.com or contact us at .

The dates for American Craft Week 2015 are October 2 -11.  Please plan to join us!

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