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.

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

January 5th, 2022:

Welcome to a new year, everyone!

Since we’ve gotten many inquiries about the state of the show, we will post here what we have been telling those who call or email: as of today, we still intend to hold the National Arts and Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn in-person in February and continue with plans to do so. The Buncombe County commissioners have voted to extend the mask mandate through February 16th, so we continue to abide by the mask mandate set in place by both Buncombe County and the Grove Park Inn. If you plan to come in February, please know that we will require masks regardless of vaccination status.

If you have registered with our office, purchased a Conference Events Pass online OR called the Omni call center to reserve an Arts and Crafts Weekend Package through group reservations, you should receive the Pre-Conference Information Packet. If you have not, please call the office and let us know your name and address so we can get a packet in the mail to you. Alternatively, we also have the packet in PDF form so we can send it to you through email.

Lastly, please note that the 36th National Arts and Crafts Conference dates at the Grove Park Inn are February 17th – 19th, 2023. If you’d like to call the Omni center at (800) 438-5800 to make your reservation for your 2023 room, you can do so starting February 9th at 9:00am!

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