Smithsonian Craft Show 2019: Art and Design Made by Hand

Smithsonian Craft Show 2019: Art and Design Made by Hand

Start date

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:00pm

End date

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 5:00pm


National Building Museum

401 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

The 37th annual Smithsonian Craft Show, the most prestigious juried show of fine American crafts in the country, will have 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. 

Preview night, April 24 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Attend the awards ceremony and meet artists. Exclusive shopping opportunity with cocktails and buffet. 

Friends' Night Out, April 25 5 - 8 p.m.
A special night of shopping, nibbles and cash bar. Only available for Thursday night patrons -- included with general admission.

Convo with the Visionary, 6 - 7 p.m.
Visionary artist Joyce J. Scott engages in lively conversation with Stephanie Stebich, director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, followed by Q&A. Ticket includes Thursday admission to the show, nibbles and complimentary drink.