Thousands of fine craft lovers and collectors come far and wide to enjoy the breathtaking presentations at the annual American Craft Show in Atlanta. With over 225 of the country’s best contemporary craft makers under one roof, show-goers enjoy one-of-a-kind crafts while meeting the artists behind the intricate work.
This year, a number of Atlanta-based artisans have been selected to take part through an extensive juried process in the Southeast’s largest indoor craft show. Many have spent decades honing their craft whether it be in jewelry, clothing, furniture or home décor. Among them are DeKalb artists Barry Rhodes (ceramics), Debra Kidd (fiber), Kathleen Plate (glass) and Adrina Richard (ceramics).
The show’s interactive components offer something for everyone. Style Slam debuts this year, featuring sev-eral of Atlanta’s most savvy stylists, including Jill Veysey of Tucker. Stylists will pair up with fashion wearable, accessory and jewelry artists to create cutting-edge fashion looks that will be showcased throughout the show floor. For the entire family, the Let’s Make program includes dozens of local artisans from Callanwolde Fine Arts Center to Preserving Place who actively demonstrate the making of their foods and hand crafts, allowing show-goers to take part in the hands-on process.
The 3-day Craft Show returns for its 27th year to the Cobb Galleria Center, March 11-13. Tickets and info: craftcouncil.org/atlanta