American Craft Show, Baltimore

American Craft Show, Baltimore

 

2020 shows

The Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland is home to the Council’s flagship show, now in its 44th year. This highly competitive and prestigious show is a must-attend event for wholesale buyers and the public, attracting artists, buyers, and craft appreciators from across the United States.

Jury notifications will be emailed in late September of 2019.

Please note: There are three separate sections in the Baltimore show: wholesale-only, wholesale/retail, and retail-only. Each is considered to be a separate portion of the show and should be applied to separately. Artists may apply to any or all sections of the show and are eligible to exhibit only in the sections to which they apply and are accepted. Note how many booths are available in each section of the show when considering your application choices.

New in 2020 

  • More days! You let us know that one day was simply not enough time to conduct business. The 2020 wholesale-only show will be back to two days (February 19 – 20).

  • New layout! In an effort to relieve the “medium fatigue” that can happen at a large show like Baltimore, this year our medium categories (fashion, jewelry, home goods, and lifestyle) will be integrated throughout the show floor to allow attendees to immerse themselves in the show. We’ve done this for years at our smaller shows, and it improves the shopping experience exponentially.

  • Better map! An interactive floor plan will be available online in advance of the show. Attendees can map their route, star their favorites, and plan their day. Here is a sample from the 2019 American Craft Show in San Francisco.

Show dates
February 19 – 20, 2020 (wholesale)
February 21 – 23, 2020 (retail)

Move-in dates
Wholesale and wholesale/retail sections: February 17 – 18, 2020
Retail section: February 19 – 20, 2020

Show size
Wholesale-only section: 50 exhibitors
Wholesale/retail section: 275 exhibitors
Retail-only section: 300 exhibitors  
 


Booths and fees



Wholesale-only (two days)
10 x 10 ft. $1000
15 x 10 ft. $1,500
Corner booths: $300 additional
Perimeter corner (corner booth on wall): $150 additional

Apply now

 



Wholesale/retail (two days wholesale/three days retail)
10 x 8 ft. $1,630
10 x 10 ft. $2,040
15 x 10 ft. $3,060
20 x 10 ft. $4,080
20 x 5 ft. $2,840 (includes two corner fees)

Corner booths: $400 additional
Perimeter corner (corner booth on wall): $200 additional

Apply now

 



Retail-only (three days)
10 x 8 ft. $1,140
10 x 10 ft. $1,425
15 x 10 ft. $2,140
20 x 10 ft. $2,850
20 x 5 ft. $2,225 (includes two corner fees)

Corner booths: $400 additional
Perimeter corner (corner booth on wall): $200 additional

Apply now


**A $65 facility service fee will be added to each booth contract. (This is charged as a separate fee in order for all artists to pay an equal amount regardless of booth size; for facility services such as custodial and in-house building security.) 

For information on eligibility, the application process, and show policies, read our full 2020 prospectus. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a spectacular season showcasing the highest quality craft in the country.

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