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"It's not a craft's art!" --First-time Patron

"A prestigious juried show dedicated exclusively to craft art." --Buffalo Spree Magazine

Save the Dates: June 2-4, 2017 for the 47th annual show.

About 100 American Craftsmen

100 American Craftsmen is an annual juried show of contemporary craft art held at the Kenan Arena on the historic Kenan Center campus in Lockport, New York--just a short drive from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester and southern Ontario. The show is noted as one of the top favorite craft shows/festivals in New York State, and Buffalo Niagara's only, and longest-running, show dedicated to contemporary craft art featuring leather, glass, metal, clay, wood, basketry, fiber, paper and mixed media. All proceeds from admissions and exhibitors fees are used to cover show expenses and support our 25-acre campus which is the largest regional community arts, education and recreation center in Eastern Niagara.

Supporting the Arts for More Than 40 Years!

Since its first exhibition of works by renowned watercolorist, Charles Burchfield, in 1966, the Kenan Center has supported, facilitated and promoted the visual arts through gallery exhibitions, student shows, the gift shop, adult and children's classes, our new on-school-time arts education program, and commissioned artworks. These programs are made possible, in part, through the proceeds generated by 100 American Craftsmen, an exhibition of fine craft that was started in 1970 by local artisans and volunteers, and which was one of the few venues in New York State for the exhibition and sale of craft art.


100 American Craftsmen takes place indoors at the Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Avenue, on the East side of the Kenan Center campus (bordering Locust Street). You can enter the grounds from either Locust or Beattie. Ample free parking is available, but can be full during peak show hours. Parking is permitted on neighboring side streets.

Join the Mailing List

To receive a postcard valid for $1.00 off admission, send a request to Please include your mailing address and indicate for 100 American.