Smithsonian Craft2Wear - Smithsonian Associates


Advance tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 202-633-3030 (M-F; 9-5). For group rate (10 or more people), email

Each event will have a cut off date for advance sales.

Each event will note when tickets will be available at the door.


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 Craft2Wear events.


Check in occurs at the National Building Museum Admission desk for all Craft2Wear events.

To expedite entry, please bring your order confirmation with you.

Smithsonian Craft2Wear

With a theme of Chic and Unique, Find your Fabulous with a curated show and sale of limited-edition, artisan-crafted clothing, jewelry, and accessories created by more than 60 renowned designers at the 2017 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show on October 5, 6, and 7, at the National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.

Craft2Wear is produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee to support Smithsonian education, outreach and research.

Join us for the Craft2Wear Show (October 5-7, 2017) 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.).
  • Meet more than 60 distinguished, juried artists.
  • Support the Smithsonian. Join us for Opening Night on October 5 and during the day October 6-7.

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the Ticket Policies panel at right for general ticket sales information, terms and conditions, and event check-in procedures. This year's Craft2Wear events are featured below.


2017 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Opening Night Party Tickets
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
A chic and unique shopping experience for you and your friends. Get the first look at a curated collection of art to buy and wear. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and Art on the Runway—a professional fashion show. Meet the show’s artists, consult with professional stylists, and find your fabulous.

2017 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show Daily Admission Tickets
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Save $2 per ticket by ordering your Craft2Wear Show Daily Admission one day passes in advance! Passes can be used for either day.