The Sarasota Craft Show
December 2 • 3 • 4
The Sarasota Craft Show will return to Robarts Arena, December 2016.
The event, now in its eighth year, will feature exceptional works in ceramics, decorative fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper, wearable art, wood, painting, photography and sculpture by more than 100 of the nation's top artists.
About The Producers
Hailed by artists nationwide as one of the more innovative promoters empowering artists and artisans working in the fine arts and crafts industry, Richard Rothbard and his wife Joanna the owners of An American Craftsman Galleries NYC since 1982 and producers of some of the most important fine craft shows in the country. Their company, American Art Marketing, has launched and produced annual fine art and craft events in the Northeast for more than 30 years.
They established the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Contemporary Art Fair NYC, the Rockefeller Arts Festival in Manhattan the Berkshires Arts Festival & American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum.
About The History of The Show
In March 2009, The American Craft Council cancelled their show in Sarasota disappointing their loyal following of crafts artists who were not at all willing to accept the cancellation. They asked Richard and Joanna Rothbard if they would be willing to launch a new Sarasota show of the same quality of the cancelled ACC show.
Seven years later the new show has blossomed and is thriving with a stellar reputation. Many of the original exhibitors have been joined by other artists who have helped to make the Sarasota Craft Show the most popular quality craft event on the west coast of Florida.