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American Craft Week: October 1 – 10

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This year’s American Craft Week celebration, to be held October 1-10, will bring together individuals, small businesses and organizations from all fifty states in recognition of the countless ways handmade objects enrich our daily lives and contribute to our national aesthetic and economy.

And in celebration of the wonderful work that is produced by these artisans Asheville art gallery, MOUNTAIN MADE will be participating in both the American Crafts Week and our own Downtown Gallery Art Walk on Friday, October 1st, 2010.

Kicking off the Downtown Gallery Art Walk weekend, Mountain Made will be hosting a gallery reception on Friday, October 1st from 5pm-8pm featuring legendary NC potter Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown, other MOUNTAIN MADE gallery and Home Crafts artists will be demonstrating, glass blowing, basket weaving, spinning, creating floor cloths and building cardboard dulcimers (yes, cardboard – you won’t believe what you hear!)

Several of our artists will be conducting live demonstrations throughout the entire American Crafts Week from Oct. 1-10, 2010 as well.  Almost everyone will be available for questions during his or her time at the MOUNTAIN MADE gallery.

Call us at 828.350.0307 or subscribe to our monthly Newsletter for the latest event and craft gallery news.

So What is American Craft Week?

American Craft Week is a project of Craft Retailers and Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT) in partnership with Craft in America.

It’s an opportunity to celebrate the wonders of American craft.  Every day thousands of American artists share their vision and talent by producing amazing hand-made decorative and functional objects.

And every day thousands of craft retailers share their love of these items by displaying, promoting and selling them. As one craft artist put it, “this is the creative economy!”

While other industry associations have long touted their products, the craft industry has lacked a single way to be highly visible. So we ask you to join us in publicizing, educating and displaying American Craft for ten days each October. Join the national celebration of American Craft!


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