American Craft Exposition

Art Fairs
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

One of the country’s premier fine craft shows, the American Craft Exposition (ACE), presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Northshore), brings together over superior artisans exhibiting one-of-a-kind, museum quality work.

Approximately 140 craft artists will be chosen to participate in this year’s ACE to showcase new achievements in ceramics, metal, fiber wearables, glass, furniture, fiber decorative, leather, wood, jewelry, mixed media, paper and basketry. In addition to featuring unique pieces from award-winning craftspeople, ACE is committed to fostering the next generation of artists. Those who have been practicing their craft for less than six years and who have never exhibited at ACE are encouraged to apply for the emerging artist category, which will be juried separately from the other applicants. The deadline for all artists to submit their applications is March 9, 2018.

ACE 2017 will begin on Thursday, September 20 with a Benefit Preview Party from 5:30-9pm at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The show runs throughout the weekend: Friday, September 21, from 10am-6pm; Saturday, September 22, from 10am-6pm; and Sunday, September 23, from 10am-5pm.

Tickets are available in advance for a single three-day pass and for two three-day passes. Both options include one day of parking for one vehicle at the Garden. For more information, please visit or call (224) 364-7270.