Get a sneak peak at the annual Craft Show

Blown glass by Devin Burgess

UPDATE: The Craft Show will be held as scheduled regardless of a government shutdown.

The 29th Smithsonian Craft Show will be held April 14-17 at the National Building Museum (Red Line-Judiciary Square). The show is widely regarded as the country’s most prestigious juried show and sale of fine American craft. This year 55 of the 120 artists are first-time exhibitors, spotlighting emerging talent. Daily admission is $15 at the door or $13 online.

The weekend will also feature two special events: the April 13 Preview Benefit and the April 17 “Food as Craft” tasting and panel featuring Sally Swift (The Splendid Table), Joan Nathan, Fabio Trabocchi, Joe Yonan and Najmieh Batmanglij. In addition, the raffle features pieces by Deborah Muhl (basketry), Gabriel Ofiesh (necklace), and Myung Urso (necklace). And on April 6, the online auction will open with more than  100 wonderful handmade objects. More information on, and tickets to, these special events can be found at the Craft Show website.

The Craft Show is produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, which through its grant process supports education, outreach and research at the Smithsonian Institution.

Posted: 29 March 2011
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