Artist Applications

Artist Applications

Apply to the St. Paul Marketplace. All craft artists encourage to apply by May 24!

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ACC American Craft Made Marketplace Guest


American Craft Made is a series of marketplace events produced by the American Craft Council, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting craft and its artists. Our two marketplace events in Baltimore and St. Paul are open to artists from across the country who are creating work that reflects the diversity of contemporary craft. Apply now to participate in the St. Paul opportunity to share your story and sell your work to our focused audience of craft enthusiasts.

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American Craft Made/ St. Paul 2023

Now in its 36th year, ACC’s highly anticipated St. Paul marketplace attracts a loyal audience of craft collectors and consumers. Drawing more than 5,000 attendees from the Twin Cities region, where ACC is headquartered, the marketplace is an immersive and interactive experience that sets the stage for guests to take their love of craft to the next level. The event is held at Saint Paul RiverCentre, the premier event facility in the heart of downtown St. Paul, and an invite-only benefit preview party is held the evening before the marketplace open to the public, giving supporters the chance to get first dibs on the unique crafts available.

Where: St. Paul RiverCentre
When: October 13–15, 2023
Benefit Preview Party: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Size: 125-175 exhibitors
Move-In Dates: October 11–12, 2023
Average Attendance: 5,000+
Application Open: April 2023
Application Deadline: May 24, 2023
Acceptance Notification: June 2023

I enjoyed the ease and richness of visiting with the artists, the high quality of work, and the good balance of media. A truly uncommon, deep, and delightful event. Thank you.

American Craft Made Marketplace Guest

It was a fabulous day—thanks for bringing so many people to the show, including wholesale buyers! We appreciated the evening reception very much, thank you!

Cecilia and Richard, Frittelli & Lockwood

What's New for 2023?

  • Enhanced visitor experience with intimate floor plan, cozy lounges and overhead music.

  • We are working with a local creative marketing firm that focuses on arts organizations and are uniquely suited to collaborate with artists and artistic organizations to produce strategies that match the integrity of the work they produce.

  • No major competing national or local art events during our October dates.

  • Booth fee includes one free parking voucher to be used at the RiverCentre parking ramp.

  • Free 1-year membership to ACC with access to insurance plans designed for artists, travel discounts, a subscription to American Craft magazine and more ($60 value).

  • We have increased the free exhibitor guest passes to 20.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Work Is Eligible?

Handmade craft that reflects excellence and the unique vision of its maker or community and falls within the mediums below.

Artists working in the following mediums are eligible to apply and participate:

  • Basketry
  • Ceramics
  • Clothing
  • Clothing—Accessories
  • Fiber and Textiles—Non-Wearable
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Lighting
  • Metal
  • Mixed Media
  • Paper
  • Wood

• Small-studio production work made under the direct supervision of the applicant. Direct supervision requires that the artist oversees production work as it occurs and provides constant direction, feedback, and assistance.
• Artists whose work is handmade in the United States or Canada .
• ACC reserves the right to require authentication of the production process at any time by requesting documentary evidence.

ACC Does NOT Accept
• Manufactured work that is not produced by the applicant or under the direct supervision of the applicant.
• 2D work such as paintings, photographs, prints, graphics (including etchings and web- or sheet-fed offset printed matter).
• Apothecary or Food products.
• Work that incorporates unsustainable and/or endangered materials. Also illegal products made from endangered species.
• Embellished commercially-made objects (e.g., tee shirts, note cards, etc.), and works assembled from commercially available kits.

Requirements for Participation
  • Exhibitors must meet eligibility requirements and present work consistent with the type and quality represented in the application submission.
  • All booths must have 8 foot tall “walls” that cover the interior of the entire booth. Exhibitors must either rent pipe and drape or hard walls from the general contractor or, alternatively, provide their own 8 foot “wall” structures. If the artist does not meet this requirement, drape will be provided at the artist’s expense.
  • Exhibitors must be present for the duration of the show. Exhibitors’ employees or sales representatives may not substitute for the exhibitor.
  • Exhibitors must have a valid state sales tax permit from each state in which they are participating. Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and reporting sales tax where applicable.
How To Apply for American Craft Made / St. Paul

Applicants will submit an application through Zapplication including five images, a short bio, and some additional information about your practice. Images must be jpg, tiff, or png high resolution (72 ppi–300 ppi) and representative of the body of work you plan to exhibit. Ideally, images will be square format for social media promotion of at least 1400 px on the longest side. Maximum file size is 5 MB. For more details on image requirements and uploading your files, please visit this Zapplication page. Images, bio, and Q&A within the application may be used by the ACC Marketing Department to promote you, your work, and/or American Craft Made.

If you would like to apply for multiple media you will be required to submit an application for each medium. We will limit the number of applications to 3 per artist. If you submit an application with work that includes more than one media category we will ask that you resubmit. All jewelry images must all be submitted under jewelry. For example, if you create glass vessels and glass jewelry, you must submit them with separate applications and images as they will be scored by separate juries.

Questions about the application process or the American Craft Made/ St. Paul Marketplace?
Please contact the American Craft Council marketplace team at [email protected] for assistance.

ACC Exhibitor

Photo credit Max Franz. 

ACC Exhibitor

Photo credit Max Franz.

ACC exhibitor

Photo credit Max Franz

ACC exhibitor

Photo credit Max Franz

Hand woven baskets.

Photo credit Amy Newton.

ACC exhibitor

Photo credit Max Franz

ACC exhibitor interacting with a customer

Photo credit Max Franz

ACC exhibitor

Photo credit Max Franz

ACC customer trying on a hat.

Photo credit Max Franz

ACC furniture exhibitor

Photo credit Max Franz

ACC Pavilion Partner stitching a quilt

Photo credit Max Franz

American Craft Made shopping bags

Photo credit Max Franz.

I just wanted to let you know I had a great show, my best one to date! Thank you for all you do to support artists.

Amanda Hagerman

Interested in our online pop-up marketplace events?
Learn more about the Online Artists Directory and 
apply here.

American Craft Council


The American Craft Council is a national nonprofit that believes in the value of things made by hand, the people who create them, and the meaning that creativity brings to everyday life. Marketplace events like American Craft Made are just one way we invest in artists’ livelihoods and help connect them to the people who will buy and cherish their work.

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