COVID-19: MCA Updates & Information for Our Members and Community


CLOSED: Center for Maine Craft + Maine Craft Portland

March 17, 2020: Our retail galleries + resource centers, the Center for Maine Craft and Maine Craft Portland, will be closed from this date forward. We will reopen as advised by our local and health officials.

REDUCED: Maine Crafts Association operations and staffing

March 17, 2020: From this date forward all MCA operations are reduced to a minimum, the majority of our staff has been temporarily laid off. Sadie Bliss, Director and Emily Shaffer, Part time Program Coordinator and HR Manager will continue to support MCA staff and continue reduced operations, communications and efforts. Our strategy is to stay well, support all community efforts to combat COVID-19, and fully reopen with all staff positions intact as soon as advisable without insurmountable debt or financial damage.

CANCELLED: MCA Weekend Workshop @ Haystack Mountain School of Craft

March 16, 2020: As directed by Haystack upon learning of the recommendation from the CDC to cancel events of this size taking place within the next eight weeks. Our annual MCA Weekend Workshop @ Haystack was scheduled for May 7-10, 2020 and is therefore cancelled. 

UPCOMING: 2020 MCA Events

You can expect the MCA to act in accordance with all federal, state and local recommendations. We will communicate new cancellations on our COVID-19 Updates & Information page and on social media. In the meantime, program/event planning has slowed, but all other 2020 programs/events are still scheduled until further notice.

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