TOP TEN HIDDEN GEMS FOR CRAFT LOVERS
Nothing thrills a craft lover more than discovering a brand new town and finding it full of exciting art and handcrafts. For the past five years, American Craft Week held a search for these Top Towns for Craft Lovers in the hopes more folks would visit them and thereby support America’s artists and craftspeople.
This year, for our 10th Anniversary, we mixed things up a bit by looking for Hidden Gems - places off the beaten-track you might not know about, but they all will make interesting and rewarding visits. Each of our ten 2019 winners, listed here in alphabetical order, has its own cultural vibe where you may find excellent handmade crafts, galleries and shops, museums, outdoor art, or even a unique craft fair. If you are planning a future trip, why not include one, or several of these special places on your itinerary?
American Craft Week is pleased to introduce the Top Ten Hidden Gems for Craft Lovers, and because the nominees were so strong, we added some noteworthy Honorable Mentions, too.
Congratulations to all the 2019 Hidden Gems for Craft Lovers!