American Craft Show, Baltimore 2020

Show Date(s)

February 21: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
February 22: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
February 23: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location

Baltimore Convention Center

1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States

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Join us to shop the work of more than 600 diverse makers from around North America, carefully chosen for the quality of their work and impact in the creative economy. Explore hundreds of thousands of unique, handcrafted objects, each with a story you can take home with you.


Wholesale buyers

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Tickets

Skip the lines and save money by buying your tickets online in advance through February 20.

  • One-day pass: $14 advance / $16 after February 20 (online and on site)
  • Three-day pass: $34 advance / $36 after February 20 (online and on site)
  • Free for ACC members and children 12 and under
  • Tickets are non-refundable

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Special Friday-evening admission

$5 after 5 p.m. for on-site ticket purchases only. No other discounts apply.

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A marketplace with impact

You don’t just shop at American Craft Shows. You celebrate making and connect to the craft community. As a national nonprofit, we’re investing in the future of craft – including you.

Let’s Make BWI creates space for cross-pollination

Let's Make BWIGet a feel for what’s local. Craft ecosystems come to life at our shows through hands-on opportunities to engage with artists about their making practices. Join us to experience regional entrepreneurial efforts and help grow craft in the marketplace. Presented in collaboration with Made In Baltimore, Let’s Make BWI features a variety of nonprofits, small-batch businesses, artists, and vendors.

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A Workshop of Our Own (WOO)

Have you ever looked at an illustrated wood inlay (AKA marquetry) and thought, "how did they do that so perfectly? I could never imagine doing that!" Stop by WOO's activity station, and not only will they demystify this craft process, but they will also coach you through inlaying a piece yourself. Each participant will inlay one piece into a large illustration that will slowly develop over the course of the weekend. Fun for all ages, from toddlers on up. It's easy. It's magical. And we can't do it without you. Let's make marquetry together!

Baltimore Area Turners

Check out the Baltimore Area Turners in action. Accomplished woodturners will spin pieces of wood on a lathe and cut them to create practical and artistic items. Take part in the conversation and get your hands on some finished pieces.

Baltimore Jewelry Center

Saturday and Sunday
Try your hand at an age-old skill with the Baltimore Jewelry Center. Forging a spoon takes thousands of hammer blows, but by combining the efforts of ACC visitors, we'll make a spoon together!

Sebastian Martorana

Come get a little dusty trying your hand at stone-carving and get a little sparkly while gold-leafing etched marble with local sculptor Sebastian Martorana. See and feel the tools and techniques involved in this indelible art form. Grab a chisel and a mallet and gain a better appreciation for the expression “set in stone."

 

Hip Pop welcomes emerging artists into a community of exhibitors

Hip PopThis five-year track program is designed to provide an accessible pathway for emerging artists to take the next step in turning their craft into a livelihood. Hip Pop introduces 156 artists to the ACC marketplace each year, with the ACC underwriting portions of their expenses and supplying them with booth structures and support for the weekend. We also match Hip Pop artists with seasoned artists for a mentoring partnership.

In Baltimore, we’re excited to have 60 artists exhibiting through the program.

 

ACC’s Bureau of Craft Information brings maker resources to you

Bureau of Craft InformationPresented in collaboration with Schiffer Publishing, this mobile knowledge center gives showgoers an inspiring space to explore books and publications emerging in the craft field and access ACC’s digital archival resources.
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School-to-Market gives students invaluable marketplace experience

School-to-MarketWe open our shows to students in craft programs across the country to give them the practical insight and exposure to launch a successful practice after graduation. Check out this new wave of artists exploring their pathway to practice.

 

Hood College Ceramics Students and Faculty (Frederick, MD)

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  • Jenna Gianni (2018)
  • Janet Greer (2021)
  • Emily Hampson (2021)
  • Shari Jacobs (2021)
  • Faith Ku (2022)
  • Christina Nations (2022)
  • Taylor Pasquale (visiting faculty)
  • Charlene Randolph (2020)
  • Corey Shultz (2021)

Peters Valley School of Craft Students (Layton, NJ)

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  • Jon Hadden (metal, 2018)
  • Brianna Lancaster (fiber, 2019)
  • Katherine Maloney (ceramics, 2018)
  • Will McDonald (wood, 2019)
  • Beryl Perron-Feller (jewelry, 2018)
  • Jesse Warech (ceramics, 2019)

Rochester Institute of Technology Students and Faculty (Rochester, NY)

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  • Drishti Bhandari (May 2020)
  • Suyu Chen (May 2020)
  • Hairuo Ding (May 2020)
  • Maddy Schoenfeld (May 2020)
  • Megan Werner (May 2020)
  • Yajing Yan (May 2020)
  • Seung Yun Yoo (May 2020)
  • Kyri Hinkleman (faculty, 2017)
  • Xinhao Yang (faculty, 2018)

Savannah College of Art and Design Jewelry Graduate Association (Savannah, GA)

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  • Shuoyuan Bai (Fall 2019)
  • Xinia Guan (May 2020)
  • Xun Liu (March 2020)
  • Sarah Murphy (Fall 2019)

 

 

Craft matters – you matter to craft

As a national nonprofit, we work to grow craft’s impact, and we couldn’t do it without our members, donors, and program partners. When you support the ACC, you help create engaged marketplaces like this one along with other programs that help craft thrive.

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