Exhibitor Information

Over the course of the past 34 years, the shows at the National Arts and Crafts Conference have grown from relative obscurity in 1988, when serious Arts and Crafts collectors only shopped the Modernism and Pier Shows in New York City, to now considered the premier venue for both the finest Arts and Crafts antiques and the most exciting works made in the Arts and Crafts style by living craftsmen and craftswomen.

Our three-day show is paired with the educational elements of the National Arts and Crafts Conference, from seminars and discussion groups to display cases and demonstrations. As a result, our shoppers are among the most knowledgeable in the Arts and Crafts world.

Since we are operating inside a four-star hotel, we are limited in the number of booths we can fit into the Grand Ballroom and the adjacent meeting rooms. Exhibitors from the previous year have first right of refusal for their booth space. After those spaces have been reserved, we turn to our list of applicants. Selections are based not on the order in which we receive each application, but instead are made by the quality of the applicant’s merchandise and what types of merchandise our shows need to maintain a healthy balance of variety and quality.

In addition to the Antiques Show and the Contemporary Craftsfirms Show, we also have the Books, Magazines & More Show, which includes non-profit organizations, historic sites, authors, publishers, and “more.”

As of March 2021, it is still too early for us to begin making selections. However, if you believe your business or someone else’s business you know of to be a perfect example of Arts and Crafts works and would be a great fit for the conference, we’d still love to hear from you. Please use the form at the bottom of this page to indicate your interest in the show and to provide us with your website address.

As always, if you have any questions, please give us a call or send an email to Kate Nixon or myself.

Thank you for your years of support for the National Arts and Crafts Conference and the Arts and Crafts Revival. If you’re brand new to our conference, welcome to the community!

Bruce Johnson, Director
Kate Nixon, Operations Manager

(828) 628-1915

acconferenceinfo@charter.net

Booth during an on-site conference at the Grove Park Inn

Profiles from the virtual National Arts and Crafts Conference in 2020