34th Annual American Craft Exposition

Sep. 21 – 23, 2018

The American Craft Exposition (ACE) is one of the country’s premier fine craft shows, bringing together over 140 superior artisans exhibiting one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative, museum quality artwork. A highly competitive juried show, ACE features hand-crafted work in 12 media – baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.

This important art event is also a major fundraiser supporting research and care at NorthShore University HealthSystem. Artists support ACE’s fundraising goal by participating in the voluntary Craft for a Cause program and donating a percentage of a designated sale.

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Fri. 10am – 6pm
Sat. 10am – 6pm
Sun. 10am – 5pm

Benefit Preview Party, Thursday, September 20. 5:30 – 9pm

The Benefit Preview Party provides patrons the opportunity to peruse and purchase unique works of art before the Exposition is open to the public. An elegant party with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a festive atmosphere, the Preview Party also offers guests a more personal setting to talk with artists and learn about their work. Preview Party tickets include complimentary parking on Thursday evening, admission to the three-day Exposition as well as a discounted parking voucher for each day of the show weekend.


Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL


57th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show

Sep. 29 – 30, 2018

Top-Rated and Nationally Ranked in “The Top 20” Fine Art and Fine Craft Fairs, the 57th Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show continues its long tradition of showcasing well curated and diverse fine art.

Acclaimed a Must-Do-Event in 2018 by Westchester Magazine!

The show features 185 juried artists from 28 states, Israel and Canada, including 38 new artists this year. A broad range of art in every medium and price point will be on display, including painting, mixed mediums, printmaking/drawing/pastels, sculpture, photography/digital art, wearable art, and fine crafts. Free personal consultants, trained in fine art and home design, are available to assist visitors in selecting art that best fits their taste and decor.

Music and “Hands-on-Art Activities” for All Ages

The Show is 1/4 mile from Exits 3/3S off Route I-684, 10 miles north of I-287 and I-95, 5 miles from the Merritt and Hutchinson Parkways, 20 minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge (see where we are on the map for traveling directions). Parking is free and within walking distance. Food is available for purchase at the Show.

10am – 5pm daily
Rain or shine

205 Business Park Dr.
Armonk, NY

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42nd Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show

Nov. 2 – 4, 2018

The 42nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 2-4, 2018, with a Preview Party on Thursday, November 1. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.

This show of Art by Hand serves as the Museum’s largest yearly fundraising event and is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art. Cumulative 41-year contribution: $12+ million. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to support exhibitions and education programs and to contribute to conservation and publication projects.

Approximately 15,000 visitors attend. Out of the 195 artists exhibiting at the 2017 Show, 35 were new to the show, with a number of these juried under the Emerging Artist category.

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Fri. 11am – 9pm
Sat. 10am – 6pm
Sun. 10am – 5pm

Preview Party, Thursday, November 1, 2018. 4pm – 9pm
Attend the Preview Party, a gala cocktail buffet, and get a first look at the works of contemporary craft by 195 of the best crafts artists in the United States. Media represented: fiber, glass, wood, metal, clay. All work is one-of-a-kind and handmade by artists and available for sale. Preview party ticket holders may attend the show every day it is open.


Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107