American Handcrafted™ Launches in Orlando September Event Features Unique Wares

April 18, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY, April 18, 2018 – American Handcrafted Orlando makes its debut September 6 – 8, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center. The event features select North American artists highlighting a full range of media, with both new and established makers represented. The Orlando launch draws on the reputation and success of the former ACRE™ family of events, now rebranded as American Handcrafted.

“Handmade is an increasingly important factor in consumer purchase decisions,” said Allison Garafalo, Show Director. “We are excited to bring this event to Orlando — with opportunities for makers and buyers to connect in the perfect timeframe for holiday season orders.”

Makers represent the highest quality of craftsmanship across all handcrafted media including accessories; candles; craft food; garden/outdoor; home décor; jewelry; one-of-a-kind gifts; personal care; sculpture; stationery; tabletop; toys/puzzles; wearables; and more. Examples of materials represented are 2-D art; ceramics/clay; fiber; glass; leather; lotions/salts/scrubs; metals; mixed-media; natural materials; paper; recycled/upcycled; wax; and wood.

Representatives of art & fine art galleries, museums, modern gift and home stores, independent retailers, art institutions, mail order catalogs, resort shops, airport gift shops, and boutiques are expected to attend. The event will also feature seminars, and networking opportunities — all in an innovative environment for makers and buyers. American Handcrafted Orlando will be co-located with Surf Expo, a resource for east coast resorts, providing a wider range of products for the handmade buyer. Registration is open.

About American Handcrafted
American Handcrafted events focus on authentic craftsmanship and design showcasing established artists representing all mediums along with new and up-and-coming makers from the contemporary maker movement. American Handcrafted Orlando will be the first event to take place in 2018 under the new branding and will be held September 6-8, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center. Attendees including art & fine craft galleries, modern gift & home stores, independent retailers, art institutions, e-retailers, national retail chains, and museums are expected to attend.

American Handcrafted is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve. More information about American Handcrafted Orlando can be found at

Allison Garafalo
(914) 421-3212