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Smithsonian Craft Show

Widely regarded as the country's most prestigious juried show and sale of fine American craft, the Smithsonian Craft Show is produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee to support its Grants Fund. Grants are awarded to address the Smithsonian's Four Grand Challenges: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe, Valuing World Cultures, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, and Understanding the American Experience.

Join us for the 33rd annual celebration (April 23-26, 2015) and enjoy:

  • A dazzling exhibition of creativity, innovation, and technical mastery at the elegant and historic National Building Museum (401 F St NW, Washington, D.C.)
  • 121 distinguished craft artists
  • A sale of one-of-a-kind or limited edition works in 12 different media—from furniture and ceramics to glass and wearable art


Craft Show Preview Night Visionary Artist Reception, Award Ceremony, and Preview Night Benefit (COMBO Ticket)
Wed., April 22, 2015, 5:00 to 9:30 p.m.
With champagne, a featured cocktail, and hors d'oeuvres, meet Visionary Award honoree and Honorary Chair Toots Zynsky. This initial reception will be held in the elegant Commissioners Suite of the National Building Museum. Afterward, enjoy the remaining Preview Night activities from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Craft Show Preview Night Award Ceremony and Preview Night Benefit
Wed., April 22, 2015, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Come meet the artists and Visionary Award honoree and Honorary Chair Toots Zynsky, enjoy first-choice shopping, savor a delicious cocktail buffet, and listen to music. This ticket DOES NOT include the Visionary Artist Reception.
Craft Show Daily Admission
Thurs.–Sun., April 23–26, 2015
Save $2.00 and avoid long lines by ordering your Smithsonian Craft Show Daily Admission tickets online and in advance (includes access to the Great Collectors Series lectures scheduled daily). Two-day passes also available.