The Morristown CraftMarket is one of the nation’s longest running and most successful craft shows. The featured artists, selected in a juried competition, will display extraordinary, one-of-a-kind works in jewelry, ceramics, glass, leather, wood, metal, wearable fiber, and more. Many of the artists return annually to the Morristown CraftMarket bringing their one-of-a-kind, critically acclaimed pieces to a loyal and discerning audience drawn from the Northeast.
Held in Morris County, the Morristown CraftMarket is an annual show of artistic, yet functional, craft items. Each year, thousands of craft artists are invited to display, first by offering digital images of their work to a jury of their peers. All artists in the 2014 show will be chosen by this jury with the exception of exempted members of our jury and up to twelve artists who may be included for purposes of show balance. The jury then selects approximately 145 artists who will be invited to participate in the 36nd annual Morristown CraftMarket.
The show is run by the Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township. Literally thousands of volunteer hours are put into the planning and management of the CraftMarket. All net proceeds of the show benefit local charities.
The Arts Council of the Morris Area (Arts Council)
The Arts Council of the Morris Area (Arts Council) is proud to partner with the Morristown CraftMarket. The Arts Council will have a table at the CraftMarket. The Arts Council is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 and committed to enriching and transforming the life of every individual through the arts. Our mission is to bring arts to the center of community life and we accomplish that through:
• arts education
• arts programming
• arts advocacy
• supporting our community of arts organizations and artists
Recently, and for the past 15 consecutive years, the Arts Council received a “Citation of Excellence” from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts which also recognized it as a Major Service Organization based upon the Arts Council’s “solid history of service excellence, substantial activity and broad public service”.
In past years the Kiwanis Club of Randolph has donated to:
- Scholarships for distinguished Randolph high school students
- Meals on Wheels
- Morris County Battered Women’s Shelter
- Camp Merry Heart
- Gordon Raupp Memorial Fishing Derby
- Pediatric Trauma Unit of Robert Wood Johnson Hospital
- Randolph Police and Fire Departments
- Brundage Park Playhouse
- Randolph Museum
- Kiwanis International Foundation to Eradicate Iodine Deficiency
- Salvation Army
- El Primer Paso preschool