The Maine Brewers’ Guild is proud to be working with the Maine Crafts Association on a unique, weekend long event – Maine Craft Weekend – happening in early October. Click for the poster: Maine Craft Weekend_2014
The Maine Crafts Association, in partnership with the Maine Brewers’ Guild, announces Maine Craft Weekend October 11 + 12, 2014 Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries, businesses and events, is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft brewers in Maine. MCW is a public, educational, community orientated, family friendly weekend October 11 + 12, 2014. MCW is scheduled in conjunction with American Craft Week, a nationwide event promoting craft events each October. Modeled after Maine Maple Sunday and Buy Local Saturday, this self-guided tour features participants all over the state who are not regularly open to the public, or, who have planned special MCW events and demonstrations at their locations.
Plan a route to include a pottery wheel lesson and a glass blowing demonstration in the morning, swing by a brew pub for lunch, wrap up the day perusing a craft show and start all over again on Sunday!
Maine Craft Weekend is produced by The Maine Crafts Association with Event Partner, the Maine Brewers’ Guild, and Organizational Partner, The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development’s Maine Made Program. These statewide organizations have successfully branded and promoted quality Maine Craft, Maine products, and craft beer, respectively; Maine Craft Weekend invites the public into these dynamic studios and businesses to see the magic behind the products they produce.
Examples of participating sites include individual potters’ home studios, craft galleries, glass blowing studios, outdoor installation sites, non-profit craft organizations, craft-based schools, craft beer breweries and craft beer brewery-restaurants. Events will vary by type of location and will include open studios, demonstrations, tastings, exhibitions, sales, tours, kids’ projects and other creative and interactive activities.
The public interested in visiting sites during Maine Craft Weekend can visit www.MaineCraftWeekend.org to learn about participants and events and use the interactive MCW map to plan their route! Craft artists, retailers, breweries and other related businesses and events interested in being included on the map and in our marketing should contact Marie Sugden @ the Maine Crafts Association: firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-588-0021. Maine Craft Weekend is supported by the Maine Office of Tourism.