The Washington Craft Show is a wonderful place to shop for unique gifts and decorative items. This annual show at the Washington Convention Center features a wide variety of contemporary crafts including metal, leather, basketry, jewelry, ceramics, glass and more. It is one of the nation's leading events of contemporary craft, bringing together more than 190 accomplished craft artists, who create timeless works to use, wear and display all year. This is a juried show, drawing the best work from across the nation. See photos and get a glimpse of the show.
Craft Show Dates and Hours
October 31-November 2, 2014
Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Fashion shows Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. will offer visitors a chance to see the latest work from such notable textile artists as Selma Karaca, whose designs are often seen on runways and red carpets in Hollywood, New York and around the world, and many others.
- Serving as master of ceremonies for Saturday's fashion show is DC fashion expert Stephany Greene, who will also deliver an interactive presentation prior to the fashion show. She also will sign copies of her new book, "Stephany’s Style Secrets; 7 Steps to Live and Dress Your Best."
Speakers include: Friday, 1 p.m.: Debra Adelson will share her method of turning an ordinary block of acrylic into amazing high-fashion jewelry. Saturday, 3 p.m.: Marianne Hunter will demonstrate ways in which she repurposes estate jewelry to give it new life and new purpose.
Sunday, 1 p.m.: Lori Meg Gottlieb will discuss her transition from surgeon to jewelry artist, and how she turned a seemingly tragic event into a successful new career.
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
(800) 368-9000 and (202) 249-3000.
See a map and directions
The most convenient parking is at the Eagle Parking Lot at the corner of 9th and Massachusetts Ave. NW or the PMI Parking Lot close to the Convention Center.
Adults $15, seniors $14, children under 12 free. After 6 p.m. on Friday, tickets are $6.