Mar 10, 2015

The American Craft Council Show Returns to Saint Paul RiverCentre (April 10-12)

The American Craft Council (ACC) Show is returning to Saint Paul RiverCentre, April 10-12, 2015, and will feature more than 225 of the country's top contemporary craft artists presenting their latest handmade creations in jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor. New to the show this year will be two programs: Let's Make Inspiration Stations and Hip Pop. The Let's Make Inspiration Stations are designed to connect craftsmanship to craft by honing in on the actual process of bringing a conceptualized idea of craft to life. During the show, a variety of artisans will provide interactive demonstrations at "Inspiration Stations," where show-goers will have the chance to participate in the actual process of creating a piece of artwork. Hip Pop will be a series of community pods featuring fresh finds from a variety of emerging artists exhibiting for the first time at the ACC Show. Designed to appeal to the audiences of all ages, the Hip Pop pods will be a hub of exploration for the latest trends and most current aesthetics in craft.

This year artists will be challenged to create charms inspired by Minnesota icons. Inspired by a brand new theme, the popular exhibition, Make Room, Modern Design Meets Craft ™, which has been featured by the ACC since 2012 as a means of putting craft into context, will invite four top local interior designers to create room settings that will be open for viewing throughout the ACC show.

"Now in its third year, we've added a new theme to our Make Room collaboration," says ACC Marketing Director Pamela Diamond. "The new theme, "4 Elements," will challenge designers to not only create room vignettes inspired by select objects of fine craft, but also visually communicate one of Mother Nature's most awe-inspiring design elements - earth, air, fire, or water." The show will take place at Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MN 55102. For more information on show times and admission prices, please visit  http://shows.craftcouncil.org/stpaul.

American Craft Council

No one understands the world of artful living better than the American Craft Council. The national nonprofit educational organization has been shaping the artisanal craft movement for decades, serving as a craft chronicler, tastemaker, convener and provocateur through its bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, thought leadership conferences, awards for excellence, research library, workshops and seminars. For additional information visit craftcouncil.org or follow us on Facebook at  facebook.com/CraftCouncil and on Twitter at twitter.com/craftcouncil.