American Craft Exposition

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 35th annual ACE will begin on Thursday, September 29, 2019 with a Benefit Preview Party from 5:30-9pm at the Chicago Botanic Garden. 

The show runs throughout the weekend: Friday, September 20, from 10am-6pm; Saturday, September 21, from 10am-6pm; and Sunday, September 22, from 10am-5pm.

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