2018 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in DC

March 23–25, 2018

Keep your New Year’s resolution to add more art to your life! The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival returns to the Metro DC area beginning March 23rd at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Va. Join us for an unforgettable weekend at one of the top craft shows in the United States.

More than 250 independent artisans from the local and national artistic communities will be on hand to inspire with their handmade creations and designs. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are known for bringing artists and craftspeople face-to-face with collectors and enthusiasts. Each exhibitor can be found on the festival floor talking about their craft, telling stories and offering advice to aspiring artists.

Fri & Sat 10am-6pm / Sun 10am-5pm
$8 online / $10 at the door
Open rain or shine
Kids 12 & under are FREE
Free Parking

Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

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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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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in DC

Dec. 8 – 10, 2017

A visit to a Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is a feast for the artistic spirit where you can admire the innovative creations of over 300 carefully curated artists. There are gifts for every age group and every interest so  you’re sure to find something that speaks directly to you and fits your budget. Don’t miss the last chance of the year to find outstanding holiday gifts sold by the makers themselves at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. This is your opportunity to find special treasures unlike anything you’ll see in stores.

Fri & Sat 10am-6pm / Sun 10am-5pm
$8 online / $10 at the door
Open rain or shine
Kids 12 & under are FREE
Free Parking

Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

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41st Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show

Nov. 9 – 12, 2017

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show features 195 contemporary craft artists from 31 states selected to participate in the 41st Annual Craft Show. These artists have been chosen from more than 870 applicants by five jurors to showcase and sell their one-of-a kind, museum quality pieces at this year’s show. The show offers visitors the unique opportunity to speak with each of the 195 of the country’s finest craft artists, and to learn about and purchase their one-of-a-kind works, including: glass, baskets, jewelry, both wearable and decorative fiber, metal, paper, leather, furniture, ceramic, wood, and mixed media.

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Thu 11am-9pm • Fri, 11am-7pm
Sat, 10am-6pm • Sun, 10am-5pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Preview Party: Wed., November 8, 2017 from 4–9pm
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 and 25 artists from Korea. Media represented: fiber, glass, wood, metal, clay. All work is one-of-a-kind and handmade by artists and the Show and available for sale. Preview party ticket holders may attend the show every day it is open.

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