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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.

Explore regional craft culture and engage with hands-on activities at this free, all-ages event.

June 8–9, 2024
Union Depot, St. Paul, MN
214 4th Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55101

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.

This new family-friendly event builds upon ACC’s history of bringing together the vibrant craft community in the Twin Cities to celebrate the artful work of the human hand.

The event is free and open to the public, with a special preview party taking place before doors open on Saturday. Registration is required for both the public fest and the preview party.

This event is free to attend but registration is required. Registration coming soon!

Festival attendee enjoying conversation at an ACC event.

AMERICAN CRAFT FEST PREVIEW EVENT

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

Beat the crowds and join us before the doors open on Saturday!

  • Get first dibs on amazing craft from up-and-coming makers.
  • Get a complimentary brunch beverage and ACC tote bag to carry your purchases
  • Enjoy music and live demos.

Tickets are $30 ($15 for ACC members). General Admission registration not needed with purchase of Preview Event tickets.

Artist screen printing a canvas tote bag.

30+ ACTIVITIES

Experience craft up close through free, hands-on activities and live demonstrations led by some of the region’s top arts organizations.
Visitors can look forward to:

Artist and festival attendee metalworking together.

30+ ARTISTS

Explore and shop unique handmade goods from more than 30 up-and-coming artists and makers from across the region working in ceramics, glass, jewelry, clothing, furniture, basketry, clothing, and more.

Discover a wide range of artistic styles from traditional to contemporary, and find that perfect handmade treasure to take home with you.

Family enjoying the ACC Baltimore Marketplace 2024

FOOD & DRINK

Visitors can also explore the culinary delights of the Twin Cities, with a local selection of food and craft beers available for purchase.
Vendors will include:

Parking pay station

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

  • Visitors can enter the event space through the 4th Street entrance or through Parking Lots A and B.
  • Click here for Union Depot parking details, including a map of parking ramps and lots, Union Depot entrances, EV charging locations, and parking rates.
  • Please note that there is a Saints baseball game at CHS Field at 2:00 pm on Sunday. Lots (C and D) tend to fill up for these games, but Lots A and B will be available, as will the Lowertown Parking Ramp, at 316 Jackson St N (intersection of 4th and Jackson St). Information on rates for the Lowertown Parking Ramp can be found here.
  • Metro Transit’s Green Line light rail stops right outside Union Depot’s 4th Street entrance. Click here for more transit information.

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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.