Midwest Craft Con is a three-day retreat for mid-career crafters, makers and creative business owners, featuring inspirational keynote addresses, thought-provoking panel discussions, hands-on workshops and business-focused breakout sessions from experts from Ohio, the Midwest and beyond. But it won't be all work: You'll make new friends at our evening mixers, explore our trade show and network with fellow makers, it'll be a weekend-long retreat with your best craft buddies. Last year's after-hours activities included karaoke, craft-offs and LOTS of googly eyes.
Held Feb. 16 to 18, 2018, at the Embassy Suites Dublin in Columbus, Ohio. The DIY spirit lives on year-round in the private Facebook group for Conners. Anybody who runs a creative business. Geared towards indie crafters, an upstart maker, an artist, a designer or photographer: You'll come away from the weekend with lots of new ideas, techniques and friends.
Midwest Craft Con is a 501(c)3 organization, making your contributions tax-deductible! Our mission statement is as follows:
The Midwest Craft Con's purpose is to provide creative, engaging, and educational opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs to help their businesses thrive. The Midwest Craft Con has the specific purpose of conducting a conference which (a) showcases regional commitment to the arts; (b) fosters discussion and education about the arts; (c) educates creative entrepreneurs on best practices to foster civic engagement; and (d) provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to collaborate with others to advance the state of the arts regionally.