American Craft Council Comes to San Francisco


Oh the love of craft—there is something that feels extra splendid when you pick up the perfect ceramic piece or the perfect handmade scarf, fawning over it, getting to see the designer’s eyes light up as you walk away with it. At the American Craft Show, coming this August, it’s a chance to experience that magic.

For those who attend, you’ll be whisked into the process of making—get inspired and prepare to be wowed as you meet and shop more than 250 of the best jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country–including a juried showcase of talented emerging artists.

But not only will there be just craft, the show offers a variety of programs, events, and showcases throughout the three day weekend. For example, ACC will be featuring makers in the Hip Hop emerging artists program, a three-year track that provides a supportive, cost-effective pathway into the ACC shows for artists just starting their career. In San Francisco, 30 artists will be exhibiting through the program.

Portrait of Zai Divecha in her studio. Photo courtesy of American Craft Council.

Portrait of Zai Divecha in her studio. Photo courtesy of American Craft Council.

An exciting program to check out while you’re wandering the hall of wares, the Let’s Make program features a variety of local artisans who provide demonstrations, tastings, and hands-on activities for you to experience the process of making. Demonstrations include Art Association Napa Valley, Bread Srsly, Calstar Cellars, Jamnation, Maker Studio SF, Matilda’s Bloombox, Sweetdragon Baking Company, and Tula Bakeshoppe, to name a few.

Of course, as this show awards the highest achievers, on Friday night at 4 p.m., be sure to join us at the ACC Welcome Area for an exciting presentation of the Awards of Excellence with esteemed, local jurors: Rob Forbes, founder of Design Within Reach and PUBLIC Bikes; Jennifer Morla, president and creative director of Morla Design; and Cindy Weil, founder and creative director of the Immigrant Yarn Project.. Have you gotten your tickets yet?

// American Craft Show, August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion; purchase your tickets here:

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