Magnolia State of Mind™ is the official companion Magazine of the Mississippi Craft Show™. This retail shopping event is unique for Mississippi as it is the FIRST AND ONLY craft show in the state offering strictly handmade items and permits ONLY Mississippi Artisans and Crafts people to exhibit. No other local show is truly 100% Mississippi AND 100% handmade.
The goal of the Mississippi Craft Show™ is two-fold, blending together two very important missions symbiotically.
The first purpose is to showcase the creativity and talent of the artists and craftspeople of the Magnolia State, and to connect our artist with those who value their creations. We believe in fostering the appreciation and understanding of true handmade art and craft; Its importance and contribution to the local economy, should be acknowledged. We achieve this not only by adhering to strict rules designed to respect and preserve the quality of handwork items available at our Show, but by providing a setting that allows shoppers to meet the crafts people, talk to them about their work, and view demonstrations of craft techniques.
The people who buy and support handmade are as vital to the creative economy as the artisans who could not stay in business without them. It is our great joy to bring you this truly 100% Mississippi handmade show and the Magnolia State of Mind™ companion magazine.
Our second purpose is to support Mississippi Charities. We do this not only by donating proceeds from the Show, but also by working diligently to promote the charities we support. Along with our official magazine, Magnolia State of Mind, which is distributed around the state and read online, we also engage in online promotion via our website and social media. Thus increasing community awareness of the organizations we support.
Donating money from the show’s proceeds is just one aspect of what we provide to our charities. In the four years previous we have donated money and goods in excess of $50,000. But it doesn’t end there. We do much more than just hand over a check. By allowing the charities to have a presence at the Show, we have been able to effectuate additional donations from those who attend our shows. According to reports from previous beneficiaries this total is in excess of $16,500 to date. There were also literally trailer loads of food donated to past beneficiaries from our on-site pet food drives, and many homeless animals were adopted from the adoption drives we presented at our past events.
The Mississippi Craft Show also presents the Handmade USA Show™ in March. The same quality handworks you expect at the Flagship August show from Mississippi craftsmen but this show also hosts artists from across the region. All 100% handmade in the USA.
We hope you will join us at the Mississippi Craft Show™ each August, and the Handmade USA Show™ each March, for a fun-filled weekend. And know that when you do, you’ll be helping to support your community.
See you at the show!