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Let's Make: 2016 American Craft Show in Atlanta

Don't miss the Let's Make pavilion at the heart of the show floor to experience hands-on activities with a variety of local, artisanal groups.

Don't miss the Let's Make pavilion at the heart of the show floor to experience hands-on activities with a variety of local, artisanal groups.

Don't forget to sign up for a private, seated tasting during the show with The Balvenie's brand ambassador.

Don't forget to sign up for a private, seated tasting during the show with The Balvenie's brand ambassador.

The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance station at the 2015 American Craft Show in Atlanta.

The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance station at the 2015 American Craft Show in Atlanta.

Don't miss the Let's Make pavilion at the heart of the show floor to experience hands-on activities with a variety of local, artisanal groups.

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Get a close look at the creative process at our interactive Let’s Make pavilion, designed by Birch Display, to encourage experiential learning. A variety of artisanal groups and experts will showcase the process and skill that goes into making the meticulously crafted items at our shows. The best part is that you can do more than watch – you can taste, touch, and participate.

Meet our Atlanta partners:

American Craft Library
The American Craft Library is a destination on-site and online to explore, discover, and learn. You’re the maker, as you turn vintage photo reproductions from the ACC archives into colorful embroidered masterpieces.

Atlanta Art Worx
Atlanta Art Worx Jewelry and Metal Arts Center offers a working metalsmithing studio experience where students can learn and perfect their skills in silversmithing and other aspects of jewelry and metal arts. Join Dana Ruth, jewelry designer and founder of Atlanta Art Worx, in a behind-the-scenes look at a jewelry maker’s process and an opportunity to discuss design, stonecutting, and metalwork.

The Balvenie Handcrafted Scotch Whisky Experience
Back by popular demand, The Balvenie returns as the Let’s Make anchor tenant to showcase their award-winning, handcrafted single-malt Scotch whisky. This isn’t your run-of-themill Scotch tasting; The Balvenie is the only company of its kind still making their Scotch by hand, using centuries-old techniques. This dedication to the handmade reflects the values shared by the many artists at our shows. Be sure to sign up for one of The Balvenie’s free Rare Craft Tasting Experiences. You’ll taste their full range of Scotches and learn how they are made. The American Craft Council is proud to partner with The Balvenie, an organization equally committed to championing craft. Be sure to stop by The Balvenie's private tasting room in the Let's Make pavilion to sign up for a seated tasting with brand ambassador Jonathan Wingo.

Tasting Schedule:

Friday
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
2 – 2:45 p.m.
4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
7 – 7:45 p.m.

Saturday
Noon – 12:45 p.m.
1:15 – 2 p.m.
2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
5 – 5:45 p.m.

Sunday
12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
3 – 3:45 p.m.
4:15 – 5 p.m.

Birch Display
We believe in the power of temporary environments to awe, inspire, and elevate. Our display systems are flexible, adaptable, easy to assemble, and require virtually no hardware or tools. We design, craft, and install environments that are inviting, made with natural materials, and create a unique experience. Learn about our purpose, process, and product. 

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center’s pottery department will demonstrate techniques in pottery and discuss glazes and methods of firing clay. Demonstrating artists will talk about their interest in pottery and what inspires them.

Georgia Association of Woodturners
Join the members of the Georgia Association of Woodturners as they demonstrate how to use the wood lathe to create small items such as honey dippers, spinning tops, small bowls, and more.

Little Barn Apothecary
Meet founders Joshua Morgan and Brad Scoggins of Little Barn Apothecary, who hand-select ingredients based on their scents and healing properties. Learn about simple, pure apothecary formulas that use natural exfoliants, organic butters, cold-pressed plant-based oils, and unique aromas centered on herbaceous, earthy tones.

Preserving Place
See what goes into making artisan jams and pickles, and learn what sets them apart from common varieties. Gain a new appreciation for the care it takes to source the finest ingredients, learn why shortcuts harm flavor, and discover the craftsmanship involved in creating hand-made jams, pickles, and condiments.

Rev Coffee Roasters
Explore the depth of quality coffee with the local experts at Rev Coffee Roasters. Learn about a variety of coffee brewing methods from espresso to manual pour-overs. Learn about the roasting process and share in the brewing experience.

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance
From functional objects to works of art, thread, yarn, fabric, and fiber are everywhere. Stop for a moment and work with these materials; use your hands to create a small treasure and a bit of joy. No one is too old, too young, too inexperienced, or too experienced to take part in the fun. 

Get tickets and more details about the American Craft Show in Atlanta on March 11 - 13 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

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