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2020 Smithsonian Craft Show FRIDAY Admission

Full Day Program

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Code: CRAFT20S2
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By Kate Tremel

Please Note: This option has a rescheduled date (originally April 24, 2020).

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


The most prestigious juried show of fine American crafts in the country, the 38th 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.

Save $3 and avoid lines by ordering tickets in advance.

Highlights include:

  • Entry into the Smithsonian Craft Show during daytime shopping hours.
  • Meet artists juried into the 2020 Smithsonian Craft Show.
  • Receive a complimentary commemorative program.
  • Support the Smithsonian!

This one-day pass can be used for Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 only. Other day passes are available on:


Ticket Sales Information

  • Advance tickets are available online at or by calling 202-633-3030 (M-F; 9-5).
  • For group rate (10 or more people), please visit
  • Children 12 and under are free (no strollers).
  • Advance sales will cut off at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020.
  • Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 for $20.

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.