Atlantic Craft Trade Show (ACTS) was established over 35 years ago as a vehicle for the purpose of promoting craft, giftware and apparel produced exclusively in the Atlantic Provinces. For three days in February the finest in candles, clothing, food, glass, home decor, jewellery, leather, metal, native, paintings, paper, pottery, stone, wood and much much more can be seen at the World Trade and Convention Centre in beautiful downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Owned and operated by Craft Alliance ~ Alliance métiers d'arts the Atlantic Craft Trade Show has been bringing retail buyers from across Canada, the United States and other off shore locations. ACTS products are unique and are juried to ensure that standards of excellence are maintained and to guarantee that they are indeed produced and manufactured in Atlantic Canada. Open only to the wholesale trade, ACTS offers retail buyers a truly unique opportunity to source new products from professional producers rarely seen elsewhere.
ACTS continues to grow in the 21st century. The project helps to facilitate the introduction of new giftware producers into the marketplace each year and assists emerging producers and students. The show has also become the first entry point into export marketing for many Atlantic Canadian producers of craft, giftware and apparel.