Arts and crafts describes a wide variety of activities involving making things with one’s own hands. Arts and crafts is usually a hobby. Some crafts (art skills) have been practiced for centuries, others are more recent inventions. John Ruskin and others promoted an “arts and crafts” movement in the late 19th century, which popularized the phrase.

Both children and adults enjoy arts and crafts. Children in schools may learn skills such as woodworking, wood carving, sewing, or making things with all sorts of material. Many community centers and schools have evening or day classes and workshops where one can learn arts and craft skills.

Although arts and crafts today are usually hobbies enjoyed by amateurs, the word was used many centuries ago by professional people who had a guild system. Young people were taught by a master-craftsman and they often took many years to learn their skills to perfection.

Vegas Craft Shows support our young local artists. Have your child create / paint / color artwork and bring it to one of our shows. You could win an amazing gift card by entering your kids artwork at our shows. Each of our Shows and Events in Las Vegas offers a kids zone or Kids Play Area. Bring your child’s artwork to one of the staff at our kids zone to be entered into a drawing for a gift card. These gift cards may vary from food establishments to shopping and entertainment venues.

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