Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in the cost of these Participant Passes for the Arts & Crafts In August event?

Seminars, discussions, demonstrations, virtual tours, access to the Exhibitor shows, access to our Video-On-Demand section which will include all content from last February’s event, and a curated library of Educational resources.

What is “Arts & Crafts In August: A Virtual Experience” and will it be different from the virtual National Arts and Crafts Conference?

While we wait for restrictions to be lifted for large groups to have conferences inside the Grove Park Inn, we are bringing the “Arts & Crafts In August: A Virtual Experience” to your computers, laptops, or any device with an internet connection. It will be set up the same way as the virtual conference with access to seminars, live Zoom Small Group Discussion sessions (and their recordings), tours, demonstrations, etc for paid participants. In addition, paid participants for this August event will get access to watch sessions from February’s virtual conference as well! Stay tuned for news about the 35th National Arts and Crafts Conference as we work to set a Grove Park Inn Arts and Crafts Weekend Package reservation start date.

When can I make my GPI reservations since it’s been announced that the 35th National Arts and Crafts Conference will indeed happen in person in 2022?

The GPI has started to take room reservations as of June 17th, 2021. Please see the registration page for more details including what number to call, etc.

How do I buy an item from the Exhibitor Shows?

The Arts & Crafts In August Exhibitor Shows can be accessible starting August 1st. On the first day of the shows, you can visit our exhibitor show page, which would take you to your choice of the shows you’d like to shop. Within each show, you’ll see a number of Exhibitor Profiles. Simply click on the link of the Exhibitor you want to meet and it will take you directly to their online store.

What if I buy an item from this show and it doesn’t look as good in hand as I expected?

First, be sure to ask the Exhibitor for as many detailed photographs as appropriate. Second, get any statements or guarantees from the Exhibitor regarding the condition or background of the piece. Finally, also get via email the exhibitor’s policy regarding returns. Good communication = good transaction.

Do you have to be a Registered Participant in order to shop the Exhibitor Shows?

No. The Exhibitor Shows are free and open to the general public 24 hours a day starting August 1st at 12:00 PM Eastern through August 15th. Please see each of the exhibitors’ online store for hours of operation.

Will items be available after the online show closes?

We encourage customers to go to the websites and online stores of our exhibitors year-round in an effort to help maintain the momentum of the Arts and Crafts Revival. However, we are encouraging our exhibitors to offer Show Specials that will only be in effect during the month of February. Please contact individual dealers for item availability.

Will the show pages remain on the website after the end of the event?

We will start to remove the entry buttons to the shows after August 15th, so you’ll need to make sure you get your shopping done prior to August 16th!

If your question has not been answered here, simply email us at or call at (828) 628-1915.