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2020 Smithsonian Craft Show Preview Night Benefit

Evening Program

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Code: CRAFT20P
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By Robert and Tor Erickson

Please Note: This program has a rescheduled date (originally April 22, 2020).

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


6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Preview Night Benefit - Buffet, Wine and Cocktails, Shopping, Meet the Artists

  • Meet artists juried into the 2020 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 return to the show during regular Craft Show hours.
  • Support the Smithsonian!


Ticket Sales Information

  • Advance tickets are available online at or by calling 202-633-3030 (M-F; 9-5).
  • Advance sales will cut off at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
  • Door sales will depend on availability.

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.