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National Building Museum

401 F Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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The Smithsonian Craft Show is a four day show and sale of the finest American Crafts and Design, held at the beautiful National Building Museum in Washington DC.

121 artists have been carefully selected by a panel of jurors who look for unrivaled quality and creativity. Every year, approximately one third of our exhibitors are new to our show. You will see well-known artists who are masters of their craft, as well as lesser-known emerging talent. Come and discover them all! Artists at the show work in all facets of contemporary craft and design - Basketry, Ceramics, Decorative Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Paper, Wearables, and Wood. Serious collectors and casual visitors will find one-of-a kind works of art in all price ranges.

  • For day time shopping, join us Thursday, April 23, through Sunday, April 26.

  • For after-hours fun, join us for Craft+Cocktails on Thursday, April 23, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. This special evening includes signature cocktails from celebrity mixologists, music, snacks, entertainment, and all-day general admission! Buy your tickets now before they sell out!

  • For fun and enlightenment, attend “Wit and Wisdom in the Work of Patti Warashina”, Thursday April 23 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. In lively conversation with Stephanie Stebich, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Patti reveals how her life experience and sense of humor inform her art.

  • For an exclusive evening of shopping without the crowds - while enjoying a sumptuous buffet with wine and cocktails - join us for Preview Night Benefit on Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.

  • For the most exclusive event, and the opportunity to mingle with our 2020 Visionary Artist Award recipient, Patti Warashina, and our show VIPs (jurors, curators, movers & shakers), choose the Preview Night Benefit with Visionary Artist Reception ticket option on Wednesday, April 22. This option allows you into an exclusive and intimate reception before the Preview Night Benefit. Tickets are limited, so buy yours now! To purchase tickets to the Visionary Reception, please visit our website: smithsoniancraftshow.org.

Visionary Artist Award 2020:

Patti Warashina, recipient of this year’s Smithsonian Visionary Award, is honored for her work in ceramic sculptures. University of Washington Professor Emerita, Patti Warashina at age 79 continues to craft smart, funny, and sometimes heartrending figurative sculptures with masterful proficiency, exploring such themes as the absurdity and foibles of human nature, feminism, and other timely political and social topics. Presentation of the award will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Visionary Artist Reception immediately prior to the Preview Night Benefit.


Dates and Times:

Wed, April 22, 6:30 pm - Sun, April 26, 5:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020

  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Visionary Artist Reception

  • 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Preview Night Benefit

THURSDAY, April 23, 2020

  • 10:30 am - 5:00 pm - General Admission

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Craft + Cocktails

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - "Wit and Wisdom in the Work of Patti Warashina"

FRIDAY, April 24, 2020

  • 10:30 am - 5:30 pm - General Admission

SATURDAY, April 25, 2020

  • 10:30 am - 5:30 pm - General Admission

SUNDAY, April 26, 2020

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - General Admission


Location:

National Building Museum

401 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Metro Red Line – Judiciary Square Station, F Street Exit

National Building Museum Birds Eye View of Show

Ticket Types:

General Admission - $17

Thurs, April 23 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Fri, April 24 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sat, April 25 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sun, April 26 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Enter code EB2020 for early bird discount ($15) from now through the end of January 2020!

  • Each ticket will allow one entry into the Smithsonian Craft Show during day time shopping hours. Entry ticket includes commemorative program

  • Online ticket sales will close on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

  • Starting on Thursday, April 23, tickets will be available at the door for $20


Craft+Cocktails - $35

Thurs, April 23 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Craft Cocktails, anyone? Bring your friends for all-day shopping AND after-hours fun with cocktails by celebrity mixologists, music, snacks, entertainment, and of course, more shopping! Includes one drink ticket!

  • Craft+Cocktails ticket holders may arrive early on Thursday to shop all day then enjoy the after-hours party.

  • General Admission ticket holders must purchase an optional upgrade wristband at the show to join the fun. ($15)

"Wit and Wisdom in the Work of Patti Warashina" - $45

Thurs, April 23 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • In lively conversation with Stephanie Stebich, the Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Patti reveals how her life experience and sense of humor inform her art.

  • This event is inclusive of all events on Thursday, April 23 - all day admission AND Craft+Cocktails AND this special program.

Preview Night Benefit - $250

Wed, April 22 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Enter code EBPreview for early bird discount ($225) from now through the end of January 2020!

  • Shop early, meet the exhibiting artists without the crowds, and attend the award ceremony while enjoying a sumptuous buffet with wine and cocktails.


Prefview Night Benefit with Visionary Artist Reception - $500

Wed, April 22 Reception from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Preview Night Benefit from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

To purchase tickets to the Visionary Reception, please visit our website: smithsoniancraftshow.org.

  • Get up close and personal with the 2020 Visionary Artist Award recipient, Patti Warashina, before the party begins on our opening night! Guests attending the Visionary Artist reception are treated to an exclusive, intimate affair, including an opportunity to celebrate the show artists who will be honored for their outstanding artistic achievements. Immediately following the reception, Preview Night Benefit awaits you with the opportunity to shop early, meet the exhibiting artists without the crowds, while enjoying a sumptuous buffet with wine and cocktails.


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