The Saline Craft Show, in its 26th year, is rated as one of the top 10 shows in Michigan. This annual event is hosted on the grounds of Saline Middle School), 7190 N. Maple Road, Saline from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Again over 249 craft persons will showcase their most recent and exceptional work which includes decorative painting, stoneware, rugs, birdhouses, holiday decorating ideas, ceramics, calligraphy and clothing. All of these products are designed, made and displayed by the individual crafters and available at affordable prices. All artists will be present and available to customize and personalize their works. This show provides both crafts and art, from the latest in shabby chic to handmade furniture and handpainted clothing. Traveling from 14 states and 155 Michigan cities, they will be selling their own “one-of-a-kind” handcrafted items, and appeal to the frenzied shoppers who line up before the doors open to rush to their favorite booth or discover their newest favorite artist or craftperson. 47 new crafters will be joining the show for the first time.
Last year, this one-day holiday extravaganza attracted over 10,000 customers and brought crafters from throughout the Midwest including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin as well as Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New York and Pennsylvania. Manchester resident, Sherry Haas says, “I love getting with my sisters to head for the show. We help each other pick out our new treasures. Sandy wants outdoor decorations, Laurie "needs" another moose, I love jewelry and Linda and Liz - well, they love everything!” Her sister, Liz from Lambertville responded, "I look forward to attending the Saline CraftShow every year. I love the variety of items being offered and the atmosphere. Everyone is always so helpful and kind. I always find the best and most unique gifts at the Craft Show." Join Sherry and Liz and their sisters as they shop in 2012.
The Saline High Craft Show is a juried craft show to ensure show visitors and shoppers of receiving the highest quality, one-of-a-kind and limited edition work to benefit both our customers and school community. These crafters’ displays embody skills and reflect respect for both the materials used and the processes. Their handcrafted products feature original designs that can enhance the beauty of the buyer’s environment whether used in the home, garden or personally.
Throughout the show, students representing various organizations of Saline High School will be present at a concession stand, bake sale and other activities. The youth groups involved have the opportunity to promote citizenship, practice life skills and leadership, as well as earn money for organized school events. This show benefits student youth groups in the district including Cross Country, Swim Team, Choral groups, Para-professionals, Baseball and Track teams.
Admission charge for the Saline High Craft Show is $4. This show will once again be held in one building located at 7190 North Maple Road, Saline. (We request that due to crowded conditions, no strollers please.) Customers may take advantage of the free shuttle bus service providing transportation from ACH (previously Visteon), designated local businesses and schools. Saline Central Campus has available free parking spaces and is completely handicap accessible.
The school is easy to find and located within the city limits. Take Exit 34 on US 23 and proceed 6 miles west on US12 (Michigan Avenue) OR take Exit 175 on I-94, and proceed 6 miles south on Ann Arbor-Saline Road. If you need further information, please call 734-429-5922, 734-429-8020 or visit www.salineshows.com
We welcome you to the 2012 Saline Craft Show and hope to see you there!