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Smithsonian Craft Show

Art + Design Made by Hand in America
April 25-28, 2019
National Building Museum

The most prestigious juried show of fine American crafts in the country, the 37th annual Smithsonian Craft Show is not to be missed! On display and for sale—works from 120 artists representing all facets of contemporary design and craft—basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. Serious collectors and casual visitors will find one-of-a-kind works of art in all price ranges.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the Ticket Policies for general ticket sales information, terms and conditions, and event check-in procedures.

2019 Craft Show Events

2019 Smithsonian Craft Show Daily Admission

Thurs., April 25, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fri., April 26, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sat., April 27, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sun., April 28, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Save money and avoid the lines by ordering your one-day pass in advance for $17. Door price is $20. Please note one-day passes are not date specific.

2019 Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night Benefit

Wed., April 24, 2019, 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Attend the Awards Ceremony and meet artists. Exclusive shopping opportunity with cocktails and buffet.

Friends Night Out

Thurs., April 25, 2019, 5 to 8 p.m.

Bring your friends for this special night of fun shopping, nibbles, and cash bar. Ticket includes entry to the Craft Show on Thursday, April 25 and at the advanced One-Day Pass price!

"CONVO" with the Visionary

Thurs., April 25, 2019, 6 to 7 p.m.

Visionary Artist Joyce J. Scott engages in lively conversation with Stephanie Stebich, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, followed by a Q&A. Ticket includes entry to the Craft Show on Thursday, April 25 and one complimentary drink.

Ticket Policies

  • Advance tickets can be purchased online from this website or by calling 202-633-3030 (M-F; 9-5).
  • $15 group rate is available (10 or more people). Call Heidi to purchase (888-832-9554; M-F, 9-5).
  • Each event will have a cut off date for advance sales.
  • Each event will note if and when tickets will be available at the door.

Terms & Conditions

  • Tickets are not mailed, so please keep your order confirmation as a reference (sent via email).
  • Tickets are not subject to additional discounts or promotions.
  • There are no special Smithsonian Associates member rates for Craft Show events.

Event Check-In

  • Check in occurs at the National Building Museum Admission desk for all Craft Show events.
  • To expedite entry, please bring your order confirmation with you, either printed on paper or by showing your confirmation email on your smart phone.