~ The Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference ~ Asheville, North Carolina ~ February 20 - 22, 2015
"The most important weekend of the year for Arts & Crafts collectors." - The New York Times
UPDATED for 2015!
Registration for the Arts & Crafts Conference is very simple.
Here are a couple of guidelines to help you:
1. You can attend the Arts & Crafts Conference at different levels.
a.) If you only want to shop the three selling shows (Antiques Show, Contemporary Craftsfirms Show and the Books, Magazines & More Show) any of the three afternoons, you do not need to register in advance. When you arrive you can purchase a $10 ticket good for all three shows during all three days. For more information, see the separate categories for each show listed on the left.
b.) If you want to attend the eight major seminar presentations, the daily Small Group Discussions, the afternoon demonstrations, and the special educational exhibits, plus receive a Conference Catalog, a conference poster and a canvas tote bag, as well as entry to all three shows each day, you will need to register in advance for the Conference Events Pass. The cost is $150 per person. See Agenda for specific events. c.) Individuals who have a confirmed room reservation at the Grove Park Inn under the Arts & Crafts Weekend Package are automatically registered for the Arts & Crafts Conference and will receive a Conference Events Pass upon check-in. No additional deposit is required. However! - Rather than rely on the over-worked reservation staff at the Grove Park Inn to convey all of your vital information to us correctly, we ask that those of you who have a reservation at the Grove Park Inn, including exhibitors, take a moment to also complete this Registration Form. This will insure that you will not have any delay when you arrive at the Arts & Crafts Registration Desk at the Grove Park Inn. Simply indicate on the form below that you have a confirmed Weekend Package reservation at the Grove Park Inn. We will double-check that with the Grove Park Inn to avoid any confusion. No additional deposit is required. The cost of your $150 per person Conference Events Pass will be included in your room bill when you depart. Note: Since the Grove Park Inn typically sells out each year for the Arts & Crafts Conference, all of the rooms at the hotel are set aside for Arts & Crafts participants. Each person on a room reservation will be charged for a $150 Conference Events Pass. If your travel partner does not plan to attend any of the Conference Events, then you may want to consider staying at the Renaissance Hotel (see Lodging category) and only purchasing one Conference Events Pass through this website. Your partner can purchase a ticket to shop the afternoon shows with you at the door. 2.) You can register for the Arts & Crafts Conference and purchase a Conference Events Pass either by using the form below or by calling Bruce Johnson's office at (828) 628-1915.
3.) Refund Policy: For those staying at the Grove Park Inn, you may lose your deposit if you cancel fewer than seven days before your scheduled arrival. For those staying elsewhere who have purchased a $150 Conference Events Pass through Bruce Johnson, refunds will be made until February 1, minus a $10 handling fee. From February 1 until the Thursday prior to the conference, the amount paid will be credited toward next year's conference pass. No refunds can be made for cancellations made after the conference begins.
4.) Pre-registration is also required for WORKSHOPS, regardless of where you are staying. After reading the Workshop descriptions on this website and making your selection, please call Bruce Johnson's office (828) 628-1915. A credit card or check is required to reserve a spot in any of the workshops.
5.) PAYMENT OPTIONS. You may pay for any Conference Passes by:
a.) PayPal (instructions included after Registration Form.
b.) by calling Bruce Johnson's office at (828) 628-1915 with your credit card information;
c.) or by sending a check made out to Bruce Johnson, 25 Upper Brush Creek Road, Fletcher, NC 28732.
REGARDLESS: please email us the Registration Form below! Sending your current information immediately will make your registration process flow smoothly when you arrive. To save time, complete and email the Registration Form before calling Bruce Johnson's office with your credit card information. Thanks!
If you are staying at the Grove Park Inn, you do NOT need to pay for your Conference Passes through PayPal. They are included in the cost of your room package. Please just fill out the registration form. Thank you!