~ The Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference ~ Asheville, North Carolina ~ February 21 - 23, 2014
"The most important weekend of the year for Arts & Crafts collectors." - The New York Times
Bruce Johnson Director 25 Upper Brush Creek Road Fletcher, NC 28732 (828) 628-1915 firstname.lastname@example.org
People don't collect Arts & Crafts because it's different. People collect Arts & Crafts because they're different.
Welcome to the website for the 27th National Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference.
What began twenty-six years ago as a small gathering of Arts & Crafts antiques dealers and collectors at the historic Grove Park Inn overlooking Asheville, North Carolina has grown into what the New York Times has declared "the most important weekend of the year for Arts & Crafts collectors."
As one of this year's attendees wrote, "Thank you for introducing me to the fabulous world of the Grove Park Inn and the National Arts and Crafts Conference. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, learned a lot and met many very interesting people. I must tell you that this has been the most organized and easy conference that I have ever been part of. I am very impressed by your attention to detail. Thank you for such a great experience!" If you are thinking about coming to the Arts & Crafts Conference for the first time, let me assure you: this three-day educational conference is designed for you.
Every event, from the daily Small Group Discussions to the Seminar Presentations to the three shows -- Antiques, Contemporary Craftsfirms, and Books, Magazines & More -- is organized and structured with the typical Arts & Crafts collector in mind.
Here you have the opportunity to do more, hear more and see more Arts & Crafts in three days than the average person could in an entire year.
The cost of the Seminar Package -- all three days of seminars, discussion groups, walking tours, displays, demonstrations and entry to the three daily shows -- is just $150. If you reserve a room at the Grove Park Inn, the $150 per person cost is included in their Arts & Crafts Weekend Package. If you stay elsewhere in Asheville, you can register for the Conference Events by calling our office or using the form on this website.
Details of every aspect of the conference, from lodging to lists of exhibitors is included under the headings on this page. We are continuing to update various aspects, so if you find an out-dated entry, bear with us as we work to insert the 2014 information.
Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.