New Event Announced!

While we are still awaiting clearance from the governor of North Carolina for us to meet in person at the Omni Grove Park Inn for the 35th National Arts and Crafts Conference scheduled for February 18-20, 2022, we are planning another virtual event to be held the first week of August.

Entitled “Arts & Crafts in August:  A Virtual Experience,” this week-long event will be similar in format to the month-long Arts and Crafts Conference which we held this past February. Included will be seminars, discussions, and tours, as well as an Arts and Crafts Antiques Show and a Contemporary Craftsfirms Show.

We are currently having discussions and making decisions in regards to the content for each of the eight days, so please check back often to view our Schedule of Events and to see the names of the exhibitors who will be participating. The selling shows will open at Noon (EST) on Sunday, August 1 and will remain open until Midnight (EST) on Sunday, August 15. Both the shows and the recorded Video On Demand events will remain available for one week after the close of the other events.

The participants pass for attendees to access live Zoom sessions, seminars, and other online content will be $100 for an individual and $150 for a couple. Similar to February’s virtual shows, there is no charge to shop the Exhibitor Shows. To see the participants pass registration form and create your login account, click here.

If you are an exhibitor interested in selling in our exhibitor shows, please click here.

Quick 2022 Conference Update

We continue to communicate with the staff at the Omni Grove Park Inn and hope to soon announce a date on which room and conference reservations can be made. While the resort’s management and staff are looking forward to again seeing us in the Great Hall, they, too, are bound by the health mandates set forth by the governor’s office. Rest assured, when any news becomes available, we will be making it available to you both here and at www.ArtsAndCraftsCollector.com.

Thank you

from the Office of the National Arts and Crafts Conference

Left to right: Kate Nixon and Bruce Johnson

While we are still enjoying the many positive comments we received from participants in our virtual 34th National Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows, our eyes are already focused on February 18-20, 2022. That date will mark the 35th time we will have met, hopefully back at the historic Grove Park Inn overlooking Asheville, North Carolina, which opened on July 12, 1913, and has since been hailed as the finest Arts and Crafts resort hotel in the world.

As of today, we are still in discussions with the staff at the Omni Grove Park Inn regarding next February’s three-day conference. While we are all hopeful and optimistic, we are still dependent on Governor Roy Cooper’s mandates as to how many people are allowed to meet indoors.

If you have a suggestion for us, please use the form at the bottom of this page to share your ideas with us.

If you are interested in learning more about being an exhibitor in either our Arts and Crafts Antiques Show, the Contemporary Craftsfirms Show, or the Books, Magazines & More Show, please also reach out to us using the form here.

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

As more information becomes available, we will be adding it to this website as decisions are made.

To those of you who took a chance with us by attending our month-long virtual 34th National Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows, we wish to thank you for your loyal support. If you did not have the chance to share your comments with us, please click here to be taken to our feedback form.

Many thanks!

Bruce Johnson, Director

Kate Nixon, Registration Manager

Office phone: (828) 628-1915

acconferenceinfo@charter.net