ConsumerCrafts was proud to partner with Martha Stewart’s American Made movement in New York City this past weekend. Honoring the winners of the American Made Awards and the everyday crafter alike, the two-day craft event celebrated the hands of those who create in our country.
Bringing in makers from around the country, the craft event celebrated the handmade and artisan crafted goods being created in America today. That American map up there had little silver stars for folks to give a shout out to their home state!
The general public was invited to sample various crafting supplies and handmade products in Grand Central Terminal. …and yes THAT American map glittered like diamonds from every angle in the terminal. Incredible!
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In addition to the public displays in Grand Central, Martha Stewart also hosted a mini-conference at the Andaz Hotel a few blocks away. From cooking demonstrations to expert panels, the day was packed full of inspiration for the makers and doers and forward thinkers.
…and yes, Martha herself could be found throughout the day at the conference, speaking on panels as well as interacting one-on-one with attendees. I never found an opportunity myself to speak with her one-on-one, but I DID get that chance briefly with the talented and personable Barbara Corcoran. She is as kind and smart in person as she is on the television show Shark Tank.
I am excited to see who the American Made winners are NEXT year and how this event takes off in its third year. If you are a NYC resident, you should definitely stop by and if YOU are a maker yourself, you might consider applying to be one of the featured American makers next year. You never know if this display could be YOUR display next year!
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Hey y’all! I’m Amy Renea, a freelance photographer and writer based out of Hershey, PA. I spend my days chasing children and chickens around the back yard, sipping on dandelion tea and munching on sweet potato chips. Come visit the Nest for All Seasons to learn more about my food, photography, DIY designs and modern garden living! www.anestforallseasons.com