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Applications for the 2018 Directory of Traditional American Crafts are now available by clicking here. We must receive your entry before January 15, 2018, for you to qualify for judging and inclusion in the Directory. If you have questions, you may call us at 440-543-8566. Those selected will be listed in the August 2018 issue of Earky American Life.
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