The American Craft Council
The American Craft Council (ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. With a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of the many gifted artists today who are working with a variety of materials.
American Craft Council Shows
Producing craft shows is one of the Council’s core programs, a path to connect makers with buyers and educate the public about craft. Our shows - held annually in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco - offer guests the opportunity to touch and feel handmade objects and make personal connections.
The goal of our shows is to:
Attract diverse audiences
Provide an environment that creates opportunities to see and understand how objects are made
Give visitors and other artists a glimpse at the inspiration behind the work
San Francisco Show
Now in its 38th year, our San Francisco show is located at Fort Mason Center on the waterfront between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. This show serves a well-established audience of Bay Area craft enthusiasts, including a growing demographic of younger admirers of handmade goods.