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