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2017 Smithsonian Craft Show Honorary Chair Reception and Preview Night Benefit

Produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee to support education, outreach and research at the Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Code: CRAFTC17

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Amy Lyons, mixed media

SPECIAL NOTE: If you plan to purchase tickets online, please disregard any membership prompts you may see in the shopping cart. There are no Smithsonian Associates member discounts or any other special discounts for Smithsonian Craft Show event tickets.

Full listing of Smithsonian Craft Show events

With this combination ticket for Preview Night, come celebrate the 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show, called the nation's most prestigious show and sale of fine American craft, and enjoy:

  • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Reception for the Honorary Chair
    In the Commissioners' Suite of the National Building Museum, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres and meet the show’s Honorary Chair, Lloyd Herman, Founding Director of the Renwick Gallery of Art.
  • 6:00 to 6:30 pm.  Preview Night Exhibitor and Visionary Artist Award Ceremony
    Celebrate prize-winning exhibitors and Visionary Artist Honoree for Faith Ringgold, renowned for her narrative quilts.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 pm.  Preview Night Benefit
    In the Building Museum’s Great Hall, talk with the 120 participating artists, take advantage of first-choice shopping, savor drinks and a delicious buffet, and place your auction bids.

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Valet Parking available

Please note: Sales will close for this event on April 25 at 2 p.m.

Advance tickets will NOT be mailed. Ticket buyers should check in at the Admission desk. Please keep your order confirmation as reference. To purchase tickets over the phone, please call 202-633-3030 during standard business hours.

For more information about the 35th annual Smithsonian Craft Show and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, visit


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