It’s a bit short notice, but if you happen to be in the Atlanta area from the 12th to the 14th, you should stop by The American Craft Council show at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
More than 230 of the top contemporary craft artists will present ther latest handmade works, including one-of-a-kind jewelry, fashion, furniture, home decor, and more. These artists are selected through a “rigorous jury process” so you know you’ll be getting the best of the best.
There are also some special categories this year, like GreenCraft, which features artists who incorporate recycled or found materials and eco-friendly techniques into their work; Craft4Kids, where artists will present their latest lines of clothing, furniture, toys and more designed for children; AltCraft, which is a new special section of ten artists whose work illustrates the innovative techniques and materials of the burgeoning new handmade craft movement; and Lawn & Garden, another new category that features a handful of artists who craft outdoor and lawn-specific furniture, decor, accessories, and more.
For live, hands-on demonstrations throughout the weekend, visit the Demo Area, presented by Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. It will be an interactive feature that will allow participants to observe, learn, and create their own works of art. There will also be a special hands-on craft demonstration especially for children.
Here’s all the info you need:
Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA
Dates & Hours:
Opening Night Preview Party:
Thursday, Mar. 11, 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Purchase tickets here.
Friday, Mar. 12, 10:00am – 8:00pm **NEW LATE HOURS**
Saturday, Mar. 13, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, Mar. 14, 10:00am – 5:00pm
$13 one-day pass, $20 two-day pass
Special Friday evening admission: $5 after 5pm (no discount offers apply)
You can buy discounted tickets online by clicking here.
Council Members and children 12 and under are free. Become a member at the show for the introductory rate of only $25 (includes same day admission). Visit the Member Services desk in the ticket area for more details.
Tha American Craft Council was founded in 1943 and “works to promote the undertsanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft.” Visit their website for more info. There are more shows coming up in St. Paul and San Francisco.