American Fine Craft Show Hartford April 8, 9 & 10 2016
The Art of American Craft at the XL Center

Hartford Show Partner's with Connecticut’s Most Important Hospital

We are very excited about our new partnership with the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. CCMC with it's many branches throughout the state, became the partner of choice giving us the opportunity to extend our reach into other cities and towns beyond greater Hartford.

The savvy, art-loving communities of the Greater Hartford Area make it an ideal location. Between our partnership and cross-promotion with the prime downtown show venue, and the support of a state wide multi media marketing and social media campaign, we can expect a very successful event with an attendance of 5,000-7,000.

American Art Marketing will donate a percentage of the entire gate revenues to CCMC, and we will be asking our artists to donate 10% of their sales on Friday only to CCMC.

Open All Day Friday

Our mission to draw large numbers of shoppers will be increased by opening our doors Friday at 11 am so that we will have access to the entire downtown business community. CCMC is one of two medical hospitals in New England and ranked one of the best in the nation. As artists, we can better and more efficiently accomplish our community outreach by supporting the most important hospital in the state.

The Selection Process

Richard & Joanna Rothbard, the show's producers and the owners of An American Craftsman Galleries in NYC, will be selecting artists based on originality of design, technical expertise, overall aesthetics, as well as presentation. All categories of fine craft and fine art will be considered and in balance so that a cross section of all media will be represented.

Who May Exhibit?

All work must be hand made in the USA or Canada by the exhibiting artist.
See Terms & Conditions of Participation for more information.

Categories Accepted:
Ceramics  •  Drawing  •  Fiber-Decorative  •  Fiber-Wearable  •  Furniture  •  Glass  •  Jewelry
Leather  •  Metal  •  Mixed Media   •  Painting  •  Photography  •  Sculpture  •  Wood

Application Deadlines & Fees

• Application Deadline: January 15, 2016
• Notification Date: February 1, 2016

• Application Fee: $35
• Deposit Fee: A $200 deposit is due upon acceptance and will be charged to your credit card on file and credited towards your booth fee.
This deposit is taken only from ACCEPTED ARTISTS.

Booth Options Only 140 spaces available

A.   10'd x 10'w................$755       
B.   10'd x 15'w................$1075       
C.   10'd x 20'w................$1490 

Corner: +$195
    500 Watts:+$85
   1000 Watts:+$135

All booths include:
• 8' High Black Pipe & Drape
• Assisted Load-In & Load-Out
• Booth Sign
• 24 hour security
• Promotional Post Card
• Online Artist Listing with Image & Link to Website
• Show Catalog Listing
• Show Catalog Advertising Opportunity


Floor Plan

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If you would like to make a location request, please include your top 3 choices on your application. We do our best to honor space requests, but cannot guarantee placement.

Show Dates

• Friday, April 8, 11 am - 7 pm
A portion of proceeds to benefit the Connecticut Children's Medical Center

• Saturday, April 9, 10 am–6pm
• Sunday, April 10, 10 am–5pm

About CCMC
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit children’s hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut's School of Medicine department of pediatrics.

The history of Connecticut Children’s spans more than 100 years and is the only children’s hospital in Connecticut that offers comprehensive, world-class health care to children and adolescents in a patient and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy.

Connecticut Children’s has 2,200 employees with a medical staff of nearly 1,100, practicing in more than 30 specialties.

Hospital Branches
• Connecticut Children’s Medical Center-Hartford & Waterbury
• Connecticut Children’s NICU at University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford
• Connecticut Children’s Surgery Center at Farmington
• Specialty Care Centers: Danbury, Fairfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, East Hartford,
   New Britain, New London, Putnam, Stamford, Waterbury & Springfield, MA.
• Connecticut Children’s Medical Center School