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CraftArt 2002

Sunshine Showcases Florida Crafts Show

Thousands of craft art collectors and fans came to the CraftArt 2002 in October to view some of the finest examples of handmade crafts in any show.

Clear Florida skys and temperatures in the mid-80s greeted the craft artists and visitors to Plant Park at the University of Tampa campus in downtown Tampa.

The two-day show featured two and three-dimensional works, both sculptural and functional, in clay, wood, fiber, metal, jewelry, glass and mixed media.

Major sponsors for the CraftArt Festival included The Tampa Tribune, 107.3 The Bay, The Arts Council of Hillsborough County, TARGET and HARTLINE. Additional sponsors include: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Mercantile Bank, R.R. Simmons Construction Corporation, R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Inc., Raymond James Financial, David Ramsey, Bank of America, WSJT Fox 13 TV, and Team Touch Massage Therapists.


Ed Ross demonstrates the making of large ceramic vessels on the wheel in the CraftArt 2002 craft demonstration tent, where artists showed guests techniques used to make the artwork in their booths.

2002 Show Highlights

New craft artists and old favorites return to the CraftArt 2002 show.

More New Artists

More new artists will be joining those crafts people who have exhibited in past shows.

Awards and Prizes

More than $20,000 in awards will be given to CraftArt Festival participants.

New: Emerging Artists Program

Five students from the Tampa Bay area will exhibit in an Emerging Artist category.

Artist Demonstrations

Lectures, demonstrations, and hands on activities will be available in the CraftAft 2002 Festival demonstration tent.

2001 CraftArt Festival a Success

Cool wearther and happy buyers made Fifth Annual CraftArt 2001 Festival a hit with artists.

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