Minneapolis, MN – The American Craft Council Show is returning to the Baltimore Convention Center, February 22-24, 2013, and will feature more than 650 of the country’s top contemporary craft artists presenting their latest handmade creations in jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor. The Retail Show runs for three days with a special $5.00 ticket price Friday evening after 5 p.m.

New this year, the American Craft Council is collaborating with 10 esteemed interior designers in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro area who are creating room settings inspired by a piece of fine craft. Themed “Make Room: Modern Design meets Craft,” the designers will transform the show floor into a show-stopping setting of room designs that reflect the character of each piece. This new addition will generate ideas for visitors on how to integrate a treasured object into a home design.

The American Craft Council Show provides shoppers with a unique opportunity to experience the work of hundreds of the country’s most talented craft makers under one roof, explore the process each artist uses to create their work and learn what inspires them. Don’t miss this opportunity to shop one-of-a-kind, fine-quality crafts while engaging with the country’s most talented craft makers. Specialty categories featured at this year’s show include:

•HOLIDAY: NEW! One-off treasures for every special occasion

•THE GREAT OUTDOORS: NEW! Fresh, hardy finds to deck out your favorite outdoor spaces

•UPSCALE: NEW! Stunning objects of desire valued at $5k+

•HANDMADE UNDER $100: The perfect category for budding craft lovers

•GREENCRAFT: Upcycled objects of art created with eco-friendly processes

•LOCAL: Highlighting work by a maker living and working near you

•FOODIEWARE: Fabulous utilitarian objects designed to flatter your fare

•MENS DEPARTMENT: Cool handmade stuff for guys

•BRIDE-TO-BE: Built to last, one-of-a-kind wedding jewelry and gifts

WHAT: The American Craft Council Show in Baltimore

WHEN: Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24, 2012

HOURS: Friday, February 22 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, February 23 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, February 24 11

a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Baltimore Convention Center

One West Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

TICKETS: On-site Admission

$16 for a one-day pass

$28 for a three-day pass

Guests can save time by purchasing your tickets online at www.craftcouncil.org/baltimore. Online tickets can be printed and brought right to the door!

Advance Tickets

$14 for a one-day pass

$25 for a three-day pass

$5.00 after 5:00 p.m. Friday night on-site purchases only!

FREE: Children 12 and under and American Craft Council members

INFORMATION: For more information about The American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, please visit www.craftcouncil.org/baltimore.

The American Craft Council’s mission is to champion craft. As a national, nonprofit public educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb, the Council actively promotes the understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft through its bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, leadership conferences, awards for excellence, research library, workshops and seminars. For additional information visit www.craftcouncil.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CraftCouncil and on Twitter @craftcouncil.

Source: American Craft Council

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