American Craft Show, St. Paul 2020

Show Date(s)

April 16: 6 – 9 p.m. (Preview Party)
April 17: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
April 18: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
April 19: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location

St. Paul RiverCentre

174 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102
United States

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Join us to shop the work of more than 250 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 April 16.

  • One-day pass: $11 advance / $13 after April 16 (online and on site)
  • Free for ACC members and children 12 and under
  • Tickets are non-refundable

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Get first dibs at our preview party

Shop the American Craft Show in St. Paul ahead of the weekend crowds at our lively, Thursday-evening event.

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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

Interact 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.

 

Hip Pop welcomes emerging artists into a community of exhibitors

This 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 marketplace each year, with the ACC underwriting portions of their expenses and matching them with seasoned artists for a mentoring partnership.

In St. Paul, we’re excited to have 36 artists exhibiting through the program.

 

School-to-Market gives students invaluable marketplace experience

We 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.

 

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.

 

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 600 of the nation’s most talented artists to you in Baltimore.

 

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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