If you are a craftsman, artisan, or maker of American crafts, then it is time to spread the word! The third annual American Craft Week runs from October 5-14, 2012. Become a sponsor, or participate in local activities designed to bring attention to the beauty and tradition of American crafts. If you are tired of trying to compete with the big-box discount stores and their racks of poor-quality merchandise, it is time to stand up and be heard.
The American craft industry creates local jobs and supports the small businesses and entrepreneurs in the United States. Join the celebration and share the message that American crafts are an important part of our daily lives and local economies.
For more information, visit the American Craft Week website for ways to become involved and spread the word:
“You are invited to join the celebration! Now in its third year, American Craft Week’s
message is stronger than ever. For those who make, sell and celebrate objects hand-made in this country, the passion is contagious.
- It’s COOL to buy American!
- The American Craft Movement is all about Tradition and the Future
- Good design, high quality materials and excellent craftsmanship mean more than ever
- Shop Small, Shop Local, Buy Handmade in America
- The American Craft Movement supports small business and creates jobs
- American Craft beautifies our homes, public spaces and every day life
- American Craft enriches our communities and educates our children.
- The more voices, the louder the message
Please join us this October. Take your place with others in this creative industry to gain the attention of leaders in government, business and education. Together we can send a loud message: It’s cool to buy American again!
Who can participate?
Everyone! Craft artists, retailers, wholesale shows, museums, schools, organizations, fairs, festivals, and individuals — if you create, sell, display, promote, collect or just plain love — American craft, we want you to be part of American Craft Week. The more voices, the louder the message.
What can we do?
The sky is the limit. You can become a sponsor and we will add your name to our web-site and all our materials. You can become a participating organization by promoting American Craft Week and scheduling activities. You can become a participant that week in countless ways. Here are a few good ideas.
Our goal is to publicize, explain and promote American Craft and all it contributes to our national aesthetic and economy. We want the general public to understand there are countless ways to use and enjoy American handcrafts in their daily lives.
Feel passionate about American Craft Week? Want to learn more about how you can participate and impact your business and community? Visit our Get Involved page for more information on becoming a participant. Please contact us with any questions, we welcome your participation”.
- from the American Craft Week website