MCA Day Trip to CraftBoston, Dec. 11

2015115637af49c0442Nick Offerman gives Sawdust and Mirth lecture at CraftBoston.

The Maine Crafts Association (MCA) is offering a day trip to CraftBoston on Friday, December 11. The bus will depart from Portland’s Marginal Way Park & Ride at 8 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. Make sure you get a seat: Register before December 10th!

Participants will explore the CraftBoston exhibitor booths and are invited to attend a private lecture and tour designed to inform artists about show details, application tips and booth design. Participants may also shop, lunch and explore the Newbury Street shopping district.

Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft.

The cost is $65 MCA Members and their guests (if paying together) or $75 Non-members. The fee includes bus fare, show admission and private tour.

This year, the Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC) is pleased to announce that Nick Offerman will be speaking at CraftBoston 1 p.m. The cost is an additional $35 and seating is limited.

In his talk, titled Sawdust and Mirth, Offerman will discuss the importance of handmade objects. Offerman, an American actor, writer, comedian, and carpenter, is widely known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the acclaimed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

The MCA and SAC have collaborated to offer MCA members the opportunity to exhibit at CraftBoston Holiday 2015 in an SAC-subsidized, shared booth. The MCA Shared Booth is juried by CraftBoston and offers MCA members a unique opportunity to exhibit at CraftBoston with MCA support and earn auto-entry in the following year’s show! 2015 MCA exhibitors are Barbara Burns, Allison Krzanowski, Christine Peters and Becky Wright.

For information on registering for the bus trip, please visit