Incorporated in 1897, the Society of Arts + Crafts has been at the forefront of the American craft movement, fostering the development, sales, recognition, and education of crafts for over one hundred years. Our highly committed founders developed standards of excellence in design and technical mastery for crafts that inspired the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
The dual mission of the Society of Arts + Crafts is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft. To fulfill our mission, the Society sponsors exhibitions, the Artist Awards Programs, educational programming, and CraftBoston. We also promote the work of over 400 craft artists in both our galleries on an ongoing basis.
CraftBoston is a biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. Both CraftBoston Spring and CraftBoston Holiday unite talented makers with passionate and knowledgeable shoppers throughout a weekend-long event. The Society's mission is the heart of CraftBoston, where the artists' success and an educational experience for attendees are paramount.