50th Annual Celebration of American Crafts
November 23 -December 24, 2019
Opening Reception and Makers Night on Saturday, November 23, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Celebration is a much-anticipated annual juried sale by Creative Arts Workshop in its two-floor gallery space. This year’s Celebration — our 50th — features works by more than 125 artists and makers, primarily from the New Haven and northeast region. Celebration’s handmade works include fiber art, small-scale sculpture, handmade books and jewelry, ornaments, clothing, limited edition prints and photographs, pottery and ceramics, and more. All are made in the United States by artists selected for their excellence, originality, and mastery in their medium, and for breathing new life into handcrafted traditions. CAC annually showcases work of the highest standards of fine arts and fine crafts.
This year’s Celebration is generously supported by Suzio York Hill, Babbidge Construction Company, Chamber Insurance Trust, Yale Office of New Haven & State Affairs and University Properties, Kennedy & Perkins Opticians, People’s United Bank, Koffee?, and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
Family Weekend Programming
December 7 – December 8, 2019
Join us on Family Weekend for interactive workshops, refreshments and holiday shopping!
Jeannette (Nette) Compton
Quickly transform raw wool into three-dimensional fuzzy shapes, through the magic of a special needle and some creative vision. Basics of needle felting techniques will be covered, including shaping, color blending, and uses for your creations.
At the end of the workshop, you’ll head home with an ornament or small toy made of wool.
Suggested ages: Adults and children with adult supervision
Supplies provided: All
Saturday, 10:00 am–12:00 pm, 12/7
1 session: $30
Pysanky Egg Ornaments
Discover the art of pysanky, an ancient Eastern European egg decorating technique. These ornaments are created using empty eggshells, beeswax, and colorful dyes. Learn a few of the traditional folk-art symbols and patterns, and experiment with some of your own.
Suggested ages: Adults and kids over 8
Saturday, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm, 12/07
1 session: $30
Holiday Family Photo
Learn how to take the perfect holiday photos. Come join us for a hands-on mini holiday workshop where you get to learn how to take beautiful holiday photos.
We will have a back drop and lights set up ready for your photo op! Leave with one print and a link to the photo file.
Suggested ages: Child with adult supervision or adult
Sunday, 11:30–1:30 pm, 12/8
1 session: $30
Sew a Little Book
Haven’t you always wanted to make a book? And aren’t miniature books the most appealing? Learn to make a sewn softcover book no bigger than 4”. Decorate it to your heart’s content. All materials provided.
Suggested ages: children age 7-12 accompanied by an adult or anyone over 12.
Sunday, 1:30-2:30 pm, 12/8
1 session: $15
Information for Artists
For complete artist information, including the online inventory submission form, visit our resource section HERE >>
Information for Visitors
For hours, parking, and a list of this year’s exhibitors, click HERE >>