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.


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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 creates space for inspiration

Let's Make BWIInteract with artists and organizations committed to making craft a vibrant part of our communities at our Let’s Make Inspiration Stations on the show floor. Learn how artists create their work, try your hand at making something, and discover why making matters now more than ever.

 

Inspiration Station 1
Let's Make More Seats at the Table

Let’s make marquetry, together! Educators and makers from A Workshop of Our Own demystify the process of wood inlay and coach you to create your very own piece to be assembled into a large illustration over the weekend.

Inspiration Station 2
Let's Make More Woodchips

Cheer on accomplished wood artists from the Baltimore Area Turners, a local chapter of the American Woodturners Association, who transform wood into awe-inspiring, functional works of art right in front of your eyes.

Inspiration Station 3
Let's Make Makerspaces Vibrant

Forging a spoon takes thousands of hammer blows, but by combining our efforts over the weekend, we'll make spoons, together! Discover this age-old metalcraft with educators and artists from the Baltimore Jewelry Center.

Inspiration Station 4
Let's Make Skill and Dedication

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.

Made In Baltimore logoInspiration Station 5
Let's Make More Community

Made In Baltimore aims to spur re-investment in the city by growing the market for locally made goods. This collective display of contemporary makers demonstrates trends underfoot in Baltimore – lived craft and craft lived.

Schiffer Publishing logoInspiration Station 6
Let's Make More Craft Publications

Printed matter matters. Schiffer Publishing brings you the latest and greatest books on making to satisfy your craft knowledge needs.

 

 

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.

 

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 logoHood College Ceramics Students and Faculty (Frederick, MD)

  • Jenna Gianni '18
  • Janet Greer '21
  • Emily Hampson '21
  • Shari Jacobs '21
  • Faith Ku '22
  • Christina Nations '22
  • Taylor Pasquale (visiting faculty)
  • Charlene Randolph '21
  • Corey Shultz '21

Peters Valley logoPeters Valley School of Craft Students (Layton, NJ)

  • Jon Hadden '18 (metal)
  • Brianna Lancaster '19 (fiber)
  • Katherine Maloney '18 (ceramics)
  • Will McDonald '19 (wood)
  • Beryl Perron-Feller '18 (jewelry)
  • Jesse Warech '19 (ceramics)

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

  • Drishti Bhandari '20'
  • Suyu Chen '20
  • Hairuo Ding '20
  • Maddy Schoenfeld '20
  • Megan Werner '20
  • Yajing Yan '20
  • Seung Yun Yoo '20
  • Kyri Hinkleman '17 (faculty)
  • Xinhao Yang '18 (faculty)

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

  • Shuoyuan Bai '19
  • Xinia Guan '20
  • Xun Liu '20
  • Sarah Murphy '19

 

 

The Awards of Excellence celebrate the best in show

ACC’s five different Awards of Excellence recognize makers who demonstrate exceptional quality of work and entrepreneurial effort, and whose values align with ACC’s mission to create healthy, vibrant, and equitable marketplaces.

 

  • Craft Connects Award honors a maker who is genuinely rooted in a sense of place, whether it’s a community, practice, or tradition.
  • Making Matters Award honors a maker whose work demonstrates their high level of commitment to improving environmental health, social justice, and sustainability.
  • Craft Makes Us Human Award honors a maker whose presence at the show demonstrates a radically welcoming environment.
  • Born to Make Things Award honors a maker who applies supreme skill in their use of booth space and the aesthetic design of their display.
  • Creative Spirit Abounds Award honors a maker in our emerging artist program who demonstrates an innovative approach to making that causes us to pause, question, laugh, cry, or think differently.

We’re also pleased to welcome back two organizations to present additional awards:

  • James Renwick Alliance Award of Excellence for Innovation in Craft
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths Award of Excellence in Jewelry and Metals

 

These influencers helped cultivate a diverse and vibrant marketplace

Thanks to our 9 professional jurors as well as 12 additional artist jurors, we’re able to present an inspiring line-up of 1,200 of the nation’s most talented artists to you at our shows this year.

 

Tung Chiang is a designer and ceramist and the director of the Heath Clay Studio in San Francisco. @tungchiang

Liz Gardner is a Minneapolis-based creative director and stylist and a partner at Bodega LTD, a multidisciplinary creative studio. @lizgrdnr

Luci Jockel is a jewelry artist based in Philadelphia and a 2019 ACC Emerging Voices finalist. @lucijockel

Tia Keo is a Minneapolis-based jewelry artist, sculptor, and painter, and the founder of Silvercocoon. @tiakeo.art

Quintin Middleton is a bladesmith and the founder of Middleton Made Knives in South Carolina. @middletonmadeknives

Tull Price is the owner of FEIT, a sustainable footwear company that draws upon traditional production techniques. @feitdirect

Shafaq Saeed is the founder and CEO of IndieFaves, a fashion and technology startup focused on innovating the indie design industry. @indiefaves

Phil Sanders is founder of Atlanta’s Citizen Supply, a marketplace that is home to more than 200 small product-based business. @philsanders

Delina White is a native apparel, jewelry, and beadwork artist specializing in indigenous materials and traditional designs. @anishinaabekweniin

 

 

You’ve read to the end, so you must love craft!

Whatever it is about craft that you love, the national nonprofit American Craft Council is working hard to make sure it continues – through shows like this one, programs to make sure that emerging artists are discovered, our inspiring publications, our library and archives, and myriad other projects. None of this could happen without the support and encouragement of our members, which is why it is so important for you to become a member today.

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