Craft in America Center
The Craft in America Center is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome.
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8415 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90048
Open Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm
In addition to the acclaimed PBS documentary series, Craft in America promotes and advances original handcrafted work through the Craft in America Center—a small museum, library, and programmatic space where visitors engage directly with art, artists, and ideas. We give voice to traditional and contemporary craft, ranging from functional to purely conceptual, through personal engagement. We organize exhibitions, artist talks, scholarly lectures, a reading group, book signings, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, student field trips, concerts, and publications.
The Craft in America Center produces 6-8 exhibitions per year featuring work by local and nationally-acclaimed artists. We highlight the work of numerous local craft-based artists while providing a platform in Los Angeles for the nation’s finest artists. For those who are not able to visit in-person, exhibitions are digitized and shared on our website and artist talks are filmed and archived online as resources for all to access. The Center also operates an education outreach program, Craft in Schools, which offers standards-based art education for underrepresented LAUSD and public K-12 schools and local colleges.
Parking is available at meters in the surrounding neighborhood with restrictions, with West Third Street valet service, and at the Beverly Connection.
The Center is off the 16 / 17 / 218 L.A. Metro Bus Lines.
Craft in America is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit arts organization founded in 2004 with the mission to promote and advance original handcrafted work through programs in all media. The Peabody Award-winning, Emmy-nominated Craft in America documentary series first aired nationally on PBS in 2007 and has produced twenty-seven hour-long episodes to date. These programs are filled with artists, techniques, and stories from diverse cultures, blending history with living practice. Production is now underway for two new episodes of Craft in America, Home and Inspiration, scheduled to air in fall, 2022.
In addition to the series, Craft in America’s organizational efforts include extensive websites (pbs.org/craftinamerica and craftinamerica.org), a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/craftinamerica), multi-disciplinary educator guides that adhere to national standards, and the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles. All of Craft in America’s multimedia educational content is provided to the public at no charge.
Support comes in part from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the Pasadena Art Alliance.