Maine Craft Weekend October 3 + 4, 2020
Welcome to Maine Craft Weekend, an annual statewide tour of Maine craft studios, businesses and events. Maine Craft Weekend offers an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and businesses in Maine, and for artists to connect with craft enthusiasts, collectors and visitors behind-the-scenes. This is an educational, community-oriented and family-friendly event for all!
Maine Craft Weekend is produced by the Maine Crafts Association in partnership with Maine Made, and scheduled in conjunction with American Craft Week, a nationwide event promoting craft events each October. In 2019, Maine Craft Weekend received a Star Award from American Craft Week for Outstanding Legacy of Craft Education & Demonstrations.
Visitors Examples of participating sites include private artist studios, glass blowing studios, outdoor installation sites, non-profit craft organizations, craft-based schools, craft beer breweries collaborating with artists, and pop-up shops. Plan a route to include a pottery wheel lesson and a glass blowing demonstration in the morning, swing by a brew pub for lunch, peruse a craft show in the afternoon, stay in an artist-hosted Airbnb off the beaten path.
Artists and craft businesses Join the tour! Registration opens annually in February and closes June 30. Late registrations are possible through September 1 (late fee of $25 will apply after June 30). Free listings are available to members of the Maine Crafts Association, Maine Made and all locations within a Featured City. The listing fee for non-members is $25.
Sponsors Sponsorship opportunities are available for 2020 and beyond; contact email@example.com for more information.
Planning ahead Future dates of Maine Craft Weekend are October 2 + 3, 2021 and October 1 + 2, 2022.