Registering for the 2023 National Arts and Crafts Conference

There are three ways to participate in our annual Arts and Crafts celebration
at the Grove Park Inn in February:

Stay in the Grove Park Inn during the Conference for an extra special Arts & Crafts Conference Experience;

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Purchase individual Conference Events Passes so you can join your friends in the community in seminars, discussion groups, etc, OR…

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Just shop the shows during Arts & Crafts weekend at the Grove Park Inn. Just pay general admission at the door and enjoy!

Reserving an Arts and Crafts Conference Package with the Grove Park Inn

To reserve your Grove Park Inn room during the conference weekend, please call (800) 438-5800 and press 1 for group reservations.

Make sure you are talking to group reservations and that your reservation is for the National Arts and Crafts Conference. If you would like a specific room, wing or side of the hotel, please make sure you mention these details when you make your reservation.

If you experience any issues while making your reservations for the conference, email us at acconferenceinfo@charter.net as soon as possible and include the name of the reservation agent who took your call. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!

2023 National Arts and Crafts Conference package rates

The following rates apply to those who want to stay at the Grove Park Inn during the National Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows.

One-person package: $702.50

Two-person package: $995.00

The National Arts and Crafts Conference Weekend Package includes:

  • Lodging Friday and Saturday nights at the Omni Grove Park Inn*;
  • Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings;
  • Dessert and coffee social hour Friday and Saturday nights;
  • Use of the Grove Park Inn Sports Center;
  • Entry to all three exhibitor shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
  • Entry to all of the seminars, discussion groups, demonstrations, Grove Park Inn tours, and special exhibits for all three days;
  • Conference tote bag and The Conference Catalog.

*Extra nights are available for $179.00/per night at the group rate. This package requires a stay at the Grove Park Inn the nights of Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th at the minimum.

Three-person packages are additionally available.

Room Request

Once you've made your Grove Park Inn reservation and you'd like to make sure I know about your room request, please do so here:
If you have a hotel wing preference, select one from the drop down menu or choose no preference.
If you have a room preference, type the room number you want.
I will do the best I can to place you in your requested room. Click the "Submit" button to send us your request.

Purchasing a Conference Events Pass if you plan on staying elsewhere

For those of you who have plans to stay somewhere other than the Grove Park Inn, you may buy a Conference Events Pass through calling our office or ordering online.

If you’d like to order online, you can select one or two passes from the drop down menu below and click the gold PayPal button. After your payment is through, you can return to this page and fill out this form for your contact information.

The Conference Events Pass includes:
  • Entry to all three exhibitor shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday;
  • Entry to all of the seminars, discussion groups, demonstrations, Grove Park Inn tours, and special exhibits for all three days;
  • Conference tote bag and The Conference Catalog.

Please note: If you choose the option of purchasing a pass through the National Arts and Crafts Conference office, you may notice the receipt from “Flower Bridge Design LLC.” This is Kate Nixon’s (the director’s) LLC where all financial operations of the National Arts and Crafts Conference will be handled. 

Conference Events Pass - please select # of passes

Refund Policy

Arts & Crafts Weekend Packages at the Grove Park Inn:

(call 800-438-5800 if cancelling)

The GPI will issue full refunds for cancellations made more than seven days before your scheduled arrival. Late cancellations or changes in your confirmed arrival or departure dates may result in the forfeiture of your deposit.

Conference Events Passes

(for those staying off GPI grounds)

(call 828-628-1915 if cancelling)

For those staying elsewhere who have purchased the $175 Conference Events Pass through the office of the National Arts and Crafts Conference, refunds will be made until February 10th (minus a $10 handling fee). After that date, refunds will be made in the form of a credit for a Conference Events Pass for the following year.

Pre-Conference Workshops:

(call 828-628-1915 if cancelling)

Refunds will be made until February 1st (minus a $10 handling fee). No refunds can be made for cancellations after February 1. Beginning February 1, the full amount paid will be credited toward the next year’s workshop.

…and don’t forget to check ArtsandCraftsCollector.com, where we’ll annnounce all National Arts and Crafts Conference news!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Warmly,

Kate Nixon
Director, National Arts & Crafts Conference and Shows at the Grove Park Inn