The Top 10 Reasons to Apply to ACE 2015!

If you’ve been thinking about applying to the American Craft Exposition (ACE), now is the time to do so! Not only is the show among the most popular in the country, welcoming thousands through its doors each and every year, but 2015 marks a new chapter for ACE as it is being held on a new date and at a …

New Date and New Location for 2015 ACE

We’ve got some very exciting news to share! Not only will ACE have a new location in 2015, but the show will be moving to a new weekend – Friday, September 25th through Sunday, September 27th. Please be sure to save the date and help us celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the American Craft Exposition in its new home, the …

Thank you for Supporting ACE!

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the 30th Annual American Craft Exposition (ACE). Over 6,000 supporters attended this year’s ACE, which raised more than $240,000 to fund pioneering research at NorthShore University HealthSystem that is already showing promising results in preventing ovarian cancer in at-risk women. Without the support of our sponsors, volunteers, artists and attendees, …

ACE 2014 is Finally Here!

The day has finally arrived! Artists from all over the country have taken over Evanston, Illinois, bringing their one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative artwork to the 30th Annual American Craft Exposition. You don’t want to miss this! The festivities kick off this evening with the Collector’s Hour followed by the Benefit Preview Party. From jewelry, to leather, to …

Craft For a Cure

The American Craft Exposition (ACE), presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), uses its passion for art as a way to gain awareness for ovarian cancer research. By bringing together hundreds of the country’s most renowned and skilled artists, ACE not only functions as an art exhibition, but also as a fundraiser supporting critical ovarian cancer research at …

New Pieces Ready for Debut at ACE!

I spent most of June and all of July making new pieces for the ACE show. And now it’s August and I’m still making work at a pace that sometimes surprises me. I’ve made three flip rings so far. These are rings based on ancient Roman and Greek jewelry where the center stone rotates within a stirrup shaped band. I’ve …

Purchase Your ACE Tickets Today!

General Admission Tickets For a limited time, general admission tickets are being offered at a discounted price! From now until August 18, tickets are just $13 for all three days that the show is open to the public: Friday, August 22, 2014                      10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014                 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 24, 2014                    11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. …

Diary of a (Mad) Craft Show Artist

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, officially known as Operation Overlord, but popularly known as D-Day. On June 6th, 1944, the long-awaited offensive began in what may well have been the most meticulously planned and well thought out operation in history. There were, of course, some glitches, mistakes and moments of abject terror; but, in the …

The American Craft Exposition Holds Special Meaning for Co-Chair Debbie Hulick

Co-chair, Debbie Hulick’s history with the American Craft Exposition began when she was diagnosed with stage three ovarian cancer seven years ago. As a patient at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Kellogg Cancer Center, she received unparalleled care from her doctor, Gustavo Rodriguez, and nurses. In particular, Dr. Rodriguez played a significant role in her recovery by always being compassionate and …

Save the Date for ACE 2014

Mark your calendars! This year’s American Craft Exposition will be celebrating its 30th anniversary August 21 through 24. ACE 2014 kicks off with a fabulous Benefit Preview Party on Thursday, August 21 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Guests will enjoy delicious fare and cocktails while getting a first glimpse at this year’s show. ACE officially opens on Friday, August …