We continue to monitor all Covid related developments on a daily basis and we will be following all precautions and protocols in place by the management of the Omni Grove Park Inn, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, and the State of North Carolina.

Currently, the Omni Grove Park Inn and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners require masks to be worn at indoor events, a precaution which we will follow during the Conference weekend. There will be masks available for anyone without one and hand sanitizer will be available in ample supply. Further more, as much as is possible, we will practice social distancing at our seminars, discussions and shows. Chairs, booths, and tables will also be spread out further than usual.

At this time, we are not planning to require proof of vaccination, but we reserve the right to change that in the coming weeks, should it be deemed necessary by the Omni Grove Park Inn and/or the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.

Updates for the 35th National Arts & Crafts Conference and Shows – February 18th – 20th, 2022

November 1st, 2021:

Welcome to November, folks!

If you’ve been to a craft show recently, you may have seen our National Arts and Crafts Conference brochure around. Due to rising postage costs, we won’t be able to ship them out like we used to, but not to worry: we’ve posted the brochure for you online. Click HERE to see it.

To celebrate our 35th year in holding the National Arts and Crafts Conference, we’re announcing a new series of drawings during the National Arts and Crafts Conference! Before each of our seminars, six in total, we will draw a name of a Conference Events Pass holder for $100.00 in Gift Certificates to be spent during the Arts and Crafts Shows. Winners must be present in order to win. If you purchase a Conference Events Pass from our office or you receive your Conference Events Pass from your Grove Park Inn package, you will be eligible to win the $100 gift certificate.

Our office continues to be busy collecting registrations for Pre-Conference Workshops (see the list of available Pre-Conference Workshops here) in addition to taking payments for Conference Events Passes. You can purchase them through PayPal (see the Registration page for the PayPal link) or you can call the office at (828) 628-1915 and sign up over the phone.

Click HERE to visit our updating schedule page to see our lineup of speakers to start planning your trip OR check out the article published in artsandcraftscollector.com where we introduce you to the topics and speakers!

Lastly, we’ve updated our exhibitor show page with a list of exhibitors currently signed up for our annual National Arts and Crafts Show. Click here to see if your favorite dealers from across the country will attend.

As always, email us at acconferenceinfo@charter.net if you have any questions.


To reserve your Arts and Crafts Weekend Package (Friday/Saturday night stay at GPI) during the National Arts & Crafts Conference and Shows in February 2022:

800-438-5800 (press “1” for group reservations)

If you experience any issues while making your reservations for the conference, email us at acconferenceinfo@charter.net as soon as possible so we can help solve them.


The 35th National Arts and Crafts Conference & Shows

February 18th – 20th, 2022 – The Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, North Carolina

A Slideshow of the National Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows

We will continue to keep you updated with schedule announcements and updates with Grove Park Inn protocols in providing a safe environment for everyone to enjoy the beauty of the Grove Park Inn and the joy of seeing each other.

Meanwhile, please add yourself to our free weekly newsletter at www.ArtsAndCraftsCollector.com, for we also make major conference announcements there as well.

Many thanks!


Bruce Johnson, Conference Director        

Kate Nixon, Registration Manager

Office phone: (828) 628-1915

acconferenceinfo@charter.net