AAPA Convention, Show and Sale. Tuesday, April 30 through Saturday, May 3, 2024. The Kingsley Hotel, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (gracious, near suburb of Detroit).
For the very first time, Michigan welcomes the American Art Pottery Association for its annual Convention. Situated on Woodward Avenue, the Midwest’s original motorway, the hospitable and elegant Kingsley stands ideal…an easy 30 minutes from downtown Detroit; 45 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Steps from famous Cranbrook Educational Community and Museums, The Kingsley boasts two fine restaurants, and every convenience.
Michiganders are terrific chefs. Bloomfield Hills enjoys countless dining and shopping opportunities for every taste and budget. A straight path up Woodward Avenue encounters lively communities of Birmingham, Royal Oak, and Ferndale; each with restaurants and nightspots galore. The celebrated clubs and theaters of Detroit proper are innumerable. The more adventurous may even find themselves in Windsor, Canada, a stone’s throw from the Woodward terminus.
For registered members, this year’s event anticipates V.I.P. tours of world class Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook’s magnificent collections & architectural treasures, and beloved Pewabic Pottery’s working studios & museum..
Seminars and presentations will feature guests of national stature on a wide variety of pottery topics. All culminates in a first class pottery Show & Sale at The Kingsley (members preview Friday evening, general admission on Saturday). Comprising some of the nation’s finest dealers, experts will be on hand to conduct a complimentary appraisal clinic. Who knows what wonders may come to light?
No stone will be left unturned for the enjoyment, education, and comfort of attendees. The Detroit area is home to dozens and hundreds of historical sites, authentic points of interest, and things of beauty. Lists are being compiled even now. Detroit and Michigan are delighted to welcome you as new friends. Please don’t hesitate to join us.