“We loved the ACRE Philadelphia [now American Handcrafted Philadelphia] show! When buying for two galleries, it is nice to find such a wide variety of amazing artists in one place. The show was well put together and it seems every detail was taken care of for us. Everyone is always so nice and helpful and it is just a good vibe throughout!”
– Susan Shea, Phoenix Gallery, Lawrence KS

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Established in 2006 as ACRE™, American Handcrafted™ is now the premier wholesale craft exposition in North America, featuring hundreds of juried wholesale American and Canadian artists. Our makers represent the highest quality of craftsmanship across all handcrafted media. If you are a maker of handcrafted products in North America and take pride in your work, you’ve landed in the right place! We’d love to review your application.

National and international quality craft buyers attend, consisting of art & fine craft galleries, museums, modern gift & home stores, independent retailers, art institutions, mail order catalogs, resort shops, airport gift shops, boutiques, and other key influencers in the home, gift and lifestyle marketplace. They understand your craft and want to learn more about your story, artistry and work.

Of the buyers who attended the 2017 Philadelphia Show:

  • 98% found new products.
  • 93% placed orders with one or more new exhibiting artists.
  • 87% placed orders with one or more current exhibiting artists.
  • 78% surveyed consider ACRE Philadelphia a must-attend event.
  • 53% will visit exhibitor websites for more information.
  • 48% will contact exhibitors they met at the Show to place future orders.

85% of buyers indicated that seeing a product at the Philadelphia show is MORE influential to their purchasing decisions than any other available resource or tradeshow.

In order to be reviewed by our Selection Committee, your application must be complete with product images. There is no cost to apply.

Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with notification of acceptance sent within 1-2 weeks from when we receive your application. To ensure you receive our communication we ask that you please enable spam blockers to accept email from Nanette.Asbury@emeraldexpo.com.

Returning artist? No need to apply, click here to email sales to confirm your booth.


Emerging Artists is the curated launching pad for new and emerging artists; where buyers look to find new original handcrafted products across all media. Ask about the Emerging Artist booth package, offered exclusively to qualified first-time exhibitors.

We look forward to receiving your application! Contact us for more information. 

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