Lansing gallery celebrates American Craft Week

Posted at 9:51 AM, Oct 03, 2017

American Craft Week comes to Mid-Michigan’s Absolute Gallery, retailers and art institutions nationwide in celebration of American Craft Week, will present Jane Reiter on October  7-8 from 1-4 pm October 13 from 3-6 pm in Old Town Lansing. Open to the general public at 11-7 pm Tuesday – Friday and 11-5 pm Saturday -Sunday, at 307 E Grand River Ave; Old Town Lansing, this American Craft Week event will feature an eclectic assortment of American Made Craft items as well as artists on hand with demonstrations and additional items for purchase.

American Craft Week began as a small, grassroots effort to enhance the knowledge and appreciation of handmade craft. Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, American Craft Week is a well-established, national event celebrating the tradition of American craft in artists’ studios, galleries museums, schools, and festivals. This year’s official celebration will be held Oct. 6 - 15, and 27 states are participating, including the District of Columbia. “American Craft Week has caught the imagination of so many supporters,” said Diane Sulg, founder and co-chair of the event. “With the growing appreciation of both artisan products and American-made goods, craft is highly regarded for its strong design, quality materials, expert workmanship and enduring value.”

Since its inception in 2010, American Craft Week has grown from 240 to more than 1000 participating events, all inviting the general public to enjoy a wide variety of educational, commercial, charitable and festive ways to celebrate craft.

 Absolute Gallery is an art gallery and custom picture framing shop with an “eclectic, American Craft vibe” located in Old Town Lansing, Michigan.

For more information about the American Craft Week celebration at Absolute Gallery, call 517.482.8845 or visit

For a complete list of American Craft Week public events taking place locally and nationwide, go to