Each year, the Smithsonian Craft Show provides the opportunity for discerning shoppers and craft-lovers to indulge their senses among many artisans. The annual event is run by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, which works to provide financial assistance to support Smithsonian Projects. This year’s show will be open from Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28.
Shoppers will be able to shop from artisans practicing in a wide range of mediums, including ceramics, jewelry, furniture, clothing, glass, textiles and wood. Many pieces are one of a kind.
Attendees of the Preview Night Benefit, Wednesday, April 24, will be able to have a chance to shop the craft show before anyone else. They will also be able to meet the artists, and enjoy cocktails and a dinner buffet. This year’s honorary chairman Martha Stewart will be attending this year’s benefit as well as presenting a lecture on her new initiative, “American Made” this Thursday, April 25.
In addition to Stewart’s lecture, the Craft Show will be presenting two panel discussions.
One, on collections, is at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and on Sunday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m., interior designer David Mitchell will moderate a panel discussion with several Washington interior designers about decorating around your art. Both events are free.
To purchase tickets for the Smithsonian Craft Show’s Preview Night Benefit, visit SmithsonianCraftShow.org. The website also features a list of all participating vendors.