Friday, February 18, 2011

Museum of Design Atlanta and American Craft Council Team Up Again for the Annual Preview Party and Benefit

Preview Party Always the Best Way to See the Show and Experience First-Choice Shopping!

The 22nd annual American Craft Council Show heads to Atlanta this spring with an exciting selection of handmade creations from over 225 highly respected craft artists. Held the night before the show officially opens to the public, the Preview Party offers an exciting opportunity to peruse the booths without the crowds, while enjoying live entertainment, delicious cocktails, and tasty hors d’oeuvres!

Preview Party attendees get a sneak peek at the crafts and a chance to mingle with the artists. Even better, guests will have an exclusive chance to buy ahead of the crowds before the show opens. Renewing the successful partnership from last year, the 2011 Preview Party will jointly benefit Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) and the American Craft Council (ACC), a national, nonprofit public organization whose mission is to champion craft.

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of its American Craft magazine, the Council has invited cake designers to create cakes and cupcakes inspired by ACC artists’ select works of jewelry, pottery, glass, fiber art, or multi-media masterpieces. These Craft-Inspired Cakes will be on display at the Preview Party and throughout the weekend at the craft show. The best way to see the cakes and cupcakes, of course, is to visit the show during the Preview Party on March 10.

Join MODA and the American Craft Council for the American Craft Council Show Preview Party. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, the opportunity to meet the 225 American Craft Council participating artists, and best of all – a chance to purchase their works ahead of the crowd.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets: $75 in advance, $85 at the door: includes a ticket to return to the show on public days.

Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339

Dress: Dressy casual

To purchase tickets, visit or call Eleanor Simonsen at 404-525-7575.

SHOW The 22nd annual American Craft Council Show will take place at the Cobb Galleria Centre from March 11 to 13, 2011. The show will feature more than 225 of the nation’s most respected craft artists, who will exhibit and sell their latest high-quality, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, home decor and more. At the southeast’s largest craft show, artists are selected through a rigorous jury process to ensure the admission of museum-quality work. Works presented at the American Craft Council Show in Atlanta begin at $25 and go into the thousands.


Moving to its new location in Midtown Atlanta in March, MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. MODA examines how design affects our daily lives through engaging exhibitions, K-12 educational outreach and exciting adult programming. MODA regularly features exhibitions of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion, and more. For more information, visit:

The American Craft Council The American Craft Council's mission is to champion craft. As a national, nonprofit public educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb, the Council actively promotes the understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft through its bimonthly magazine American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, leadership conferences, awards for excellence, research library, workshops and seminars. For morel information visit

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