Experience the extraordinary at the 33rd Annual Craftsmen's Spring Classic in Columbia, SC. Meet hundreds of talented artists & craftspeople from across the nation. There is something for every style, taste & budget with thousands of choices from traditional to contemporary, functional to whimsical & decorative to fun & funky. Visit with the actual artisans as you browse the booths for those one-of-a-kind treasures found only at the Craftsmen's Classics.
This award-winning show is ranked in the top 75 Classic and Contemporary Art & Craft Shows in the nation and is the #1 Spring Art & Craft Show in Columbia, SC. It has won a total of 15 awards from Sunshine Artist Magazine. It has been listed as a Top 100 Show by Artfair Sourcebook.
Admission is good all three days with your FREE Return Pass from the Show Desk. Discount coupons are available on the web site and in the newspapers as a part of the ads. Complete information may be found at CraftShow.com
Interested in exhibiting in the show? Gilmore Enterprises, Inc. is continually looking for new exhibitors with unique and unusual work. We are very proud of our Classics and the reputation we have built. We have researched and chosen markets which have proven to be very receptive to our events. We produce shows inside convention centers and exhibition buildings where the artists and craftspeople have the opportunity to sell in a controlled environment to an interested public. In advance of and during each show, we blitz the entire area with multimedia advertising and promotion in the form of television and radio commercials, live remotes, newspaper and magazine ads, direct mail, email blasts, billboards, digital boards, web listings, coupons, etc. We also provide upon request, discount coupon images and links for exhibitors web sites and email to customers.
Each show has set up or load in by exhibitors the day before the show. All shows begin on Friday and run through Sunday. Load out is conducted Sunday, after the actual closing of the show.
All exhibitors are juried members of the organization. Visit CraftShow.com or call our offices to request a New Exhibitor Application. The Jury process is on-going throughout the year and contracts are accepted until the show is full. Wait lists are maintained when categories or shows fill.