Sunday, March 22, 2009

Amtextiles Display for the AltCraft section of the American Craft Council Baltimore 2009

This show in Baltimore looks great. It is a wholesale show, and here is what their site says about the event.

"More than 700 of the country's leading craft artists will gather under one roof to present their latest designer, handmade work at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation. The highest quality of handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, home d├ęcor, and more, will be available for purchase at the Baltimore Convention Center, February 27 - March 1, 2009.

Show highlights:

CRAFT4KIDS: This category features artists who design objects especially for children and as family heirlooms.

GREEN CRAFT: Responding to pressing contemporary issues, this category highlights artists using found, recycled or green materials and sustainable techniques.

SEARCHLIGHT: Nominated from the nation's leaders of universities, museums and residencies, 14 selected artists will exhibit their work in a stunning gallery space on the show floor. Amy Shaw, blogger, curator and owner of Greenjeans Brooklyn, will assist in designing this section.

ALTCRAFT: This section features rising indie crafters whose work illustrates the innovative techniques and materials of the burgeoning new handmade movement, in a shared market-style space.

DEMO STAGE: Lively demonstrations, with topics ranging from ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry and wood techniques, will be presented by local experts. Click here for the full schedule of events.

SCHOOL-TO-MARKET: The Council has invited two exceptional colleges – Savannah College of Art and Design and Virginia Commonwealth University – to debut their top students' work at the show.

Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Friday, February 27 (10 am - 9 pm)
Saturday, February 28 (10 am - 6 pm)
Sunday, March 1(10 am - 5 pm)

Buy Tickets Online

IMPORTANT: FOR TICKETS PURCHASED FEB. 27, FEB 28 and MAR 1, YOU MUST PRINT your PayPal confirmation email as proof of purchase and present it (with photo I.D.) when you pick up your tickets on the day of the event at the Online Ticket Sales/Will Call window. All sales are final. No exchanges or refunds.

$14 per person
$20 for a two-day pass
$25 introductory new membership at the Show only
Children 12 and under free
American Craft Council members admitted free.

Discount airfare and accommodations are available through Travel Planners, the official travel agency for all American Craft Council Shows. For on-line reservations visit their website or call 800-221-3531 or 212-532-1660.

Show Information: 800-836-3470"

So please check this show out if you are going to be in the Baltimore area in about a year. Sorry, the event just took place for 2009.

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