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.

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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL
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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.

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Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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59th Winter Park Art Festival

March 16–18, 2018

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals. The Festival debuted in March 1960 as a community project to bring local artists and art lovers together. It is produced by an all-volunteer board and draws more than 350,000 visitors each year. Over 1,100 artists from around the world applied for this year’s Festival. An independent panel of three judges selected the 225 artists exhibiting their works. The Festival consistently ranks as one of the top juried fine-art festivals in the country. Recent accolades include the #4 ranking in Art Fair Calendar’s “2016 Best Art Fairs” and Art Fair Source Book’s listing in their “Top 10 Fine Art Shows, 2016”. The Festival is also listed in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s “Top 100”.

Winter Park, Florida
Central Park along Park Avenue
Friday & Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm

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39th Naples National Art Festival

Feb. 24–25, 2018

The annual Naples National Art Festival is held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South in downtown Naples, FL. Because of its national ranking and the beautiful weather in southwest Florida during this time of year, the Naples National draws some of the finest artists in the country. Sunshine Artist Magazine has ranked this art show as high as the #9 art show in the United States and has included The Naples National in its top ten national show seven years running. This is a juried art show with artists applying in eighteen categories including painting, jewelry, watercolor, ceramics, metal, sculpture and wood.

The local community counts Naples National among its premiere, must-see events thanks to the high quality of the art, the engaging personalities of the artists and the festive atmosphere. More than 20,000 residents and visitors flock to this outdoor weekend art show to enjoy the art, live performances and our world-class restaurants in downtown Naples. Show attendees take full advantage of the opportunity to meet artists from across the country and to learn about their inspiration and techniques.

This show raises funds for educational art programming for the Naples Art Association. There is a suggested $5 donation at the gate.

Fri & Sat 10am–5pm
Cambier Park and 8th Street South (downtown Naples)
Admission: FREE
Parking available all around 5th Ave S. and Cambier Park

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Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2018

President’s Day Weekend — Feb. 17-19, 2018

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival® is an annual, three-day outdoor event, celebrating fine arts, live performances and local flavors. Held every Presidents’ Day Weekend, the Arts Festival is considered one of the nation’s most stellar arts festivals and is held in the charming village of Coconut Grove. For nearly one mile along Biscayne Bay’s waterfront streets, more than 360 internationally-recognized and jury-selected artists showcase their spectacular works, spanning across 15 stunning visual categories for art, food, music and fun!

Fri & Sat 10am-6pm / Sun 10am-5pm
General admission: $15 per person, per day
Discount tickets available here with promo code CGA130

Children 12 and under: FREE
Metrorail Golden Passport and Patriot Passport holders: FREE
Residents of Coconut Grove (33133 zip code): $5 admission

2700 S. Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33133
Located just south of downtown Miami, adjacent to Biscayne Bay

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