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New Online Shopping Initiative Launched to Promote Wisconsin Fine Craft Artisans

26 Apr 2020 12:35 PM | Jean Smaglik Wells (Administrator)

Wisconsin Designer Craft Council Starts Promotions in Light of Art Fair Cancelations

Contact:  Jean Wells
Board Chair, Wisconsin Designer Craft Council

For Immediate Release - April 27, 2020 -   Summer and fall are prime selling seasons for many fine craft artists.  With art fairs postponed and local shops closed due to the COVID emergency, the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council (WDCC), a statewide membership organization dedicated to fostering excellence in fine crafts, has responded with a new initiative to encourage supporting Wisconsin artists.  

The WDCC  launched today “Shop Wisconsin Fine Crafts,”  an on-line shopping experience making it easier to buy from state-wide fine craft artisans.    

Shop Wisconsin Fine Craft

Mother’s Day Promotion   April 27 - May 10
Shop for Mom and Support Local Artists

Shoppers can select from  jewelry (earrings, pins, necklaces, rings, bracelets), wooden jewelry boxes, ceramic mugs and bowls, gift cards, mixed media, leather bags, quilted table runners, and so much more.    All artists will donate a portion of their Mother’s Day Promotion sales to Arts Wisconsin, supporting state-wide arts organizations!

WDCC Board Chair and Wisconsin Potter Jean Wells: “Our communities are responding positively to supporting artists and small businesses online. Many of our artists have had to hustle to make the switch to online sales; we hope the public will also make the switch to buying handmade online not only for quality gifts but also to support small business owners around the state.” 


About the Wisconsin Designer Craft Council

In existence since 1916, The Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council (WDCC) is a statewide membership organization dedicated to fostering excellence in fine crafts and making them more significant in the cultural life of Wisconsin.   WDCC hosts the annual Morning Glory Art Fair, a nationally-recognized juried exhibition attracting over a hundred fine craft artist, in Milwaukee  


WDCC’s mission is to promote Wisconsin’s fine craft by:

  • Providing public access to quality crafts through exhibitions, programs, and fairs.

  • Sustaining appreciation for fine craft through educational outreach.

  • Encouraging excellence in fine craft.

  • Nurturing creative growth through an interchange of ideas.

  • Supporting fellowship among Wisconsin’s craftspeople through the networking of members. 

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