FLOCK TOGETHER: Although the craft galleries of WNC are competitors, they collaborate to promote the region's handmade heritage during American Craft Week. Seen here, "Congregation" by glassblower Shane Fero, is on display in Blue Spiral 1's Showcase Gallery.

WNC celebrates American Craft Week

American Craft Week actually spans 10 days — from Friday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 11 — with participating organizations in every state. Many states, however, only have an event or two. North Carolina boasts 40 entries on the American Craft Week website, and so many of those (34) are based in Western N.C. that the region is just one of three with its own webpage.