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American Craft Fest St. Paul

American Craft Fest St. Paul

American Craft Fest St. Paul, June 8–9, 2024 at the Union Depot, St. Paul, MN.

Thank you for joining us for Craft Fest!
With your help, this new event built upon ACC’s history of bringing together the vibrant craft community in the Twin Cities to celebrate the artful work of the human hand.

Explore regional craft culture and engage with hands-on activities at this free, all-ages event.
American Craft Fest is the summer’s best opportunity to discover handmade objects by up-and-coming makers from across the region. Visitors will shop extraordinary work by more than 30 emerging artists, participate in fun and educational hands-on activities led by local arts organizations, and savor local beer, beverages, and food-truck fare.

The event is free and open to the public, with a special preview event taking place before doors open on Saturday. Advance registration is suggested for both the public fest and the preview event. Walk-up tickets will be available.

Festival attendee enjoying conversation at an ACC event.

PREVIEW EVENT

Saturday, June 8 | 9:30–11 a.m. at the Union Depot

Beat the crowds and join ACC for a special preview event before doors open on Saturday!

Get first dibs on craft from up-and-coming makers and first-in-line access to hands-on activities and live demos led by local craft organizations. Enjoy live music, fresh pastries, coffee, and mimosas while connecting with the craft community.

Preview tickets are $30 ($15 for ACC members) and include a free drink ticket and ACC tote bag. General Admission registration not needed with purchase of Preview Event tickets.

CRAFT FEST HIGHLIGHTS

Artist screen printing a canvas tote bag.

30+ HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

Experience craft up close through free, hands-on activities and live demonstrations led by local arts organizations, including:

Artist and festival attendee metalworking together.

EMERGING ARTISTS MARKET

Shop unique handmade goods from more than 30 up-and-coming artists and makers from across the country working in basketry, ceramics, clothing, furniture, glass, metal, and textiles. Discover something special and find a perfect handmade treasure to take home with you.

Among these participants we're proud to include six Harlan Boss Scholars. Harlan Boss scholarships are awarded to six emerging artists who are Black, Indigenous, or Persons of Color (BIPOC) or otherwise historically underrepresented, and who work and reside in Minnesota.

Meet Our 2024 Harlan Boss Emerging Artists

Family enjoying the ACC Baltimore Marketplace 2024

FOOD & DRINK

Explore local culinary delights from Twin Cities creators like Cocoa Flake, Marigold, Northstar Kombucha, and more! A selection of food and craft drinks will also be available for purchase.

Parking pay station

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

  • Join us in the Waiting Room, accessible from the 4th Street entrance or Parking Lots A and B.
  • Parking details can be found here, along with a map of rates and EV charging locations. There will be a Saints baseball game on Sunday afternoon, so Lots C & D will fill up quickly. Information on rates for the Lowertown Parking Ramp can be found here.
  • Bike parking will be available on the East Plaza.
  • Take the Green Line to the 4th Street entrance of Union Depot.

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Art by Emily McBride Glass

Art by Emily McBride Glass. Photo courtesy of artist.

Textile artist weaves on a loom. Photo by Max Franz.

Textile artist weaves on a loom. Photo by Max Franz.

Ceramic art by Bri Larson Art.

Ceramic plate by Bri Larson Art. Photo courtesy of artist.

Windgate Foundation logo and Minnesota State Arts Board logo

With generous support from the Windgate Charitable Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.