Craft in America is more than just a TV series, book, and this web portal. And our educational component goes beyond online lesson plans for Grades 1-12. The Craft in America Center on West 3rd Street is a great place to learn about the crafts. Here you’ll find extensive archives – over a thousand books and videos – for serious research or casual study. Plus scores of objects featured in the Craft in America documentaries.

If you’re an art enthusiast or school group wanting to learn more about craft, come visit us. And check out our schedule of lectures, workshops, and exhibitions below. Stop by, meet the artists, and see their work up close. Discover, firsthand, the thrill of the handmade.

Craft in America Center
8415 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tuesday - Saturday, 12 – 6pm and by appointment
(323) 951-0610

Highlights from the Craft in America Collection
July 5, 2014 - August 16, 2014

Body Conscious: Southern California Fiber
Aug 23, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

Service episode
Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 18, 2014

Crafting the Cocktail
Nov 22, 2014 - Jan 10, 2015

View a list of past exhibitions

See work up close from the Peabody Award-winning Craft in America documentary series.

Over 1,000 books and magazines about wood, metal, ceramics, glass, book arts, beadworking, fiber arts and more

Over 500 videos of artists creating and discussing their work

Course catalogs and reference materials on where to learn a craft

August 10, 2014
Lullabies and the Eternal Sleep Window concert

August 17, 2014
Bluegrass in the Window concert, featuring Hot October

August 24, 2014
Strings and Vocal Window concert

Oct 18, 2014
Women's Work: Metal artists panel

Dec 7, 2014
Holiday Card Workshop

View a list of past events

Learn about our partnership with Fairfax High School Visual Arts Magnet

Learn about our partnership with Otis College of Art & Design