Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow is a nonprofit trade organization and a champion of everyone in the business of handmade American craft.

Become a Member... Today!

When you join CRAFT you become part of the one trade association dedicated to the success of the entire craft industry. CRAFT champions education, marketing, and benefits for everyone engaged in the business of craft. Plus, as a member you will enjoy this superb benefits package:

  • Free Member Profile Page on the CRAFT website
  • Free Participation in American Craft Week
  • Discounted registration to CRAFT education conferences
  • Discounted advertising on
  • It's Friday digital weekly newsletter
  • Networking opportunities
  • Bank of America Merchant Services - preferred card processing discount rates
  • Office Depot Windfall Program - great discounts on office products, copies, and printing
  • Packaging Specialties – last column pricing and no minimums on bags, boxes and more
  • Certek Artisan POS System – discounts on software, support plans, equipment and supplies
  • Constant Contact – payment plan discounts and a generous rebate to CRAFT
  • Aftosa – discounted ceramic, polymer, and jewelry supplies and display items, too.
  • UPS - CRAFT members can save up to 30% on UPS shipping

Fern Solomon Honored

On February 18, CRAFT member, Fern Solomon, received the 2017 Martin Rishty Award for her exceptional service to the craft industry. In front of a large audience at ACRE Philadelphia, Fern was applauded for her dedication as a gallery owner, artist, and mentor.

Since 1998, Fern has brought Jacob’s Musical Chimes to markets across the country, making among the most popular handcrafted products on the market. In 2014, she developed Heart the Moment, a delightful line of greeting cards that become tiaras and door knob hangers.

At the same time, she is owner of Fern’s Garden, a popular shop in Long Beach, California, featuring made in America and fair trade items. Currently, she and her husband Sam, are in the process of opening a second Fern’s Garden in Berkeley, CA.


For many years, Fern has been active in educating the next generation of craft lovers about the intricacies of our business. She served on the CRAFT: The Summit educational committee and frequently leads business discussions. Fern has also been instrumental in establishing the American Made Collective showrooms in both the Atlanta Market and the Las Vegas Market.  Congratulations, Fern!

New Affinity Partner

CRAFT RETAILERS & ARTISTS FOR TOMORROW members have unique insurance needs.  The CRAFT Insurance Program understands these needs and can provide members with access to innovative, industry specific insurance products and coverage at an affordable cost.

We can assist by creating a comprehensive insurance program that will protect your business and your employees while providing the BEST COVERAGE available to those in the creative arts.   The CRAFT Insurance Program has created a "one stop shop" for you so that you can easily access all of your association member insurance solutions.

Specific & unique coverages available to CRAFT members include:

  • Business Contents Coverage - On & off premises 
  • Coverage for Goods While at Shows & In Transit
  • Coverage for Tools, Equipment, Product Inventory & Supplies at installation sites, in transit and away from your premises
  • General Liability - Premises & Products
  • Loss of Business Income
  • Goods on Consignment
  • Coverage If You Teach Classes
  • Coverage for Sold Products

Sponsors & Affinity Partners

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