LAVENDER MAGAZINE | Let’s Get Crafty | Kassidy Tarala

The American Craft Council (ACC) will be bringing the work of local and national crafters to St. Paul at their annual crafting event. As a national nonprofit, ACC is an educational organization that has been shaping the artisanal craft movement for more than 75 years. Each year, ACC gives artists a platform to show their work at their craft show, along with several opportunities including leadership conferences, awards for excellence, and a research library.

At this year’s ACC craft event, more than 230 artists will be displaying their artwork at the St. Paul RiverCentre. From jewelry and clothing to furniture and home decor, the ACC event will bring together some of the country’s most talented contemporary artists. Since ACC moved from New York City to Minneapolis, the show has drawn in more local artists.

“The Minnesota-based staff has transformed the show from one of 200-plus booths showcasing fantastic art from all over the country to that plus exhibitions by local interior designers, fashion stylists, and other local nonprofits involved in the makers movement,” says ACC public relations consultant Lynn Nelson.