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2019 Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night Benefit

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Code: CRAFT19P
Splash pendant by Gregory Burgard

IMPORTANT: Please refer to the TICKET POLICIES section below for general ticket sales information, terms and conditions, and event check-in procedures.


6:00 to 6:30 p.m.  Preview Night Award Ceremony

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Preview Night Benefit - Cocktail Buffet, Shopping, Meet the Artists

Highlights include:

  • Attend the Awards Ceremony
  • Meet artists juried for the 2019 Smithsonian Craft Show
  • Enjoy first-choice shopping, sip a cocktail, and savor a buffet
  • Shop in an intimate atmosphere and see the exhibitors' works before public viewing
  • Receive a general admission ticket to the Smithsonian Craft Show during regular Craft Show hours
  • Support the Smithsonian!


Valet parking available


Ticket Sales Information

  • Advance tickets are available online at or by calling 202-633-3030 (M-F; 9-5).
  • Advanced sales will cut off at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019.
  • There will be no door sales for this event. Only advanced ticket purchases apply.

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.


National Building Museum
401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Metro: Judiciary Square (F St Exit)