by Kate Nixon
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. Registered participants will be able to see seminars, join discussions, watch tours, and shop our exhibitor shows.
While discussion topics and seminar ideas are currently being placed on our schedule for the first week of August, we are still open to your ideas as we fill out the schedule, so check back often to see our Schedule of Events.
The selling exhibitor shows will open at Noon (EST) on Sunday, August 1 and will remain open until Midnight (EST) on Sunday, August 15. Exhibitor shows will be classified as Antiques, Contemporary Craftsfirms, and Historic Sites. A list of exhibitors for the shows who will be participating has been posted on the exhibitor show page with more names to be added to that list. To view the list, please click here.
For those of you who are interested in exhibiting in our virtual shows, we are currently accepting registration for exhibitors. For more information on exhibiting for our Arts and Crafts in August show, please click here.
The cost of the participants’ pass will not change from February; the single participant’s pass will be $100 and the participants pass for two people will be $150. If you would like to just shop the shows, there will not no charge nor will there be any registration requirements to shop the Exhibitor shows. Registration for the participant’s pass is currently open.
Participants in our “Arts and Crafts in August” will also have an added bonus. In addition to seeing the new events in August, participants will be able to view seminars, Zoom sessions, tours, demonstrations, and other content from last February’s conference through our Video on Demand page. The Video on Demand section, as well as the Educational Resource section, will be available until August 22nd in order to give participants enough time to watch all content.
We are also now accepting new advertisers on our conference website. We anticipate that much like the activity we received in February, collectors will again be going to our website www.Arts-CraftsConference.com on a daily basis to learn the details and to register for the event. They will continue using and going back to the website through much of August.
To learn more about “Arts & Crafts In August,” visit our website www.Arts-CraftsConference.com for the National Arts and Crafts Conference, where you can also learn more information about the upcoming 35th National Arts and Crafts Conference. We will continue adding more events each week, so please check back often.