Annual Smithsonian Craft Show
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Smithsonian Craft Show

National Building Museum, 4th and F Streets NW, Washington DC
Reception and Preview Night Benefit Wednesday April 26
Show and Sale Open to the Public Thursday April 27- Sunday April 30

Showcasing the best American craft and design :

  • Meet the artists. 120 jury-selected masters.
  • See and purchase their work. Jewelry, wearable art, basketry, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wood, and ceramics.
  • Benefit the Smithsonian. Produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee, the show supports the Smithsonian’s research, conservation, acquisition, exhibitions and outreach.

Four Ways to Join the Celebration

SPECIAL NOTE: If you plan to purchase tickets online, please disregard any membership prompts you may see in the shopping cart. There are no Smithsonian Associates member discounts or any other special discounts for Smithsonian Craft Show event tickets.

All advanced sales are closed for the featured events below. Tickets for Craft Show Daily Admission and Friends Night Out events can be purchased at the door. Please call 202-633-5006 with any questions.

Craft Show Honorary Chair Reception and Preview Night Benefit (COMBO Ticket)
Wed., April 26, 2017, 5:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Join Honorary Chair Lloyd Herman, Founding Director, Renwick Gallery of Art, for a reception in his honor. Then attend the Award Ceremony recognizing prize-winning exhibitors and Faith Ringgold, renowned for her narrative quilts. After that, enjoy the Preview Night party with shopping, drinks and a dinner buffet.

Craft Show Preview Night Benefit

Wed., April 26, 2017, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Benefit tickets include the Exhibitor and Visionary Artist Award Ceremony from 6:00-6:30, recognizing prize-winning artists and Faith Ringgold, renowned for her narrative quilts. Then, enjoy the Preview Night party - with first-choice shopping, drinks and a dinner buffet.

Craft Show Daily Admission
Thurs.-Sun., April 27-30, 2017

Save money and avoid the lines by ordering your ticket in advance (includes access to the day’s special events). Two-day passes also available.

Friends Night Out at the Smithsonian Craft Show
Thurs, April 27, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

A special shopping experience for you and your friends. Meet Craft Show artists, sample signature drinks, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres . Ticket includes April 27 show admission, a cocktail and a range of snacks.

Photo Credits (From Top to Bottom): Amy Lyons (mixed media); Rebecca Hungerford (metal); Seung Jean Paik (jewelry); Rob and Barbara Matthews (leather)