"CONNECTING THE DOTS"
Invoking Creative Power Across The Commonwealth
Statewide Artisan Conference
The ACV invites craft and agri-artisans, their guilds, regional professional groups, associations, local affiliates and supporting businesses and venues to gather as peers for an empowering experience of networking... and exploring old ideas in brave new ways.
REGISTER ONLINE: http://www.artisanscenterofvirginia.org/conference
From developing skill techniques & basic business practices to exploring new sales outlets, communication trends, & production advances; the conference program is directed & designed by artisans for artisans to empower their endeavors.
DAY-TRIP: Tour of the Monticello Artisan Trail
DIGITAL MARKETING BOOTCAMP: Dave Neudeck, Virginia Tourism Corporation.
STATEWIDE ARTISAN TRAIL ROUND-UP: Doug Jackson, Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development.
KICK-OFF MEET & GREET @ THE GLASS PALETTE - Interactive Studio: Meet our guest speakers during this experiential event. Festive foods & beverages provided. (Opt-in fee - try your hand at fused glass.)
OPENING AGRI-ARTISAN KEYNOTE: Jason Tesauro, Chief Sommelier at Barboursville Vineyards.
CREATIVE KEYNOTE & LUNCHEON: Jason Horejs, owner of Xanadu Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona
ALL DAY POP-UP EXHIBITION
MASTER ARTISAN AWARDS & ACV AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE CEREMONY: People’s Choice Awards for Pop-Up Exhibition. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and the music of Virginia blues band Fatty Lumpkin & the Love Hogs.
FINALE ARTISAN MOSH PIT: Member Community Round Table
A FEW EXTRAS
Portfolio Critiques (opt-in fee applies)
Interactive Networking Activities
Conference Tees ($15 contribution)
"Next Generation" Student Discounts
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