The Show

The 35th Annual American Craft Exposition (ACE), a juried exhibition and sale of fine craft, will be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois from September 20-22, 2019, with a Benefit Preview Party on September 19. The jury will accept approximately 140 craft artists.

Proceeds from ACE benefit increased access to mental health services at NorthShore University HealthSystem. These critical funds are raised through Benefit Preview Party tickets, general admission tickets, sponsorships and our voluntary Craft for a Cause program. ACE does not receive a portion of proceeds from artist sales.

Approximately 8,500 visitors attend each year. Out of the 149 artists exhibiting at the 2018 show, approximately 30 were new to the show, including three Emerging Artists.

Show Dates 2019

September 20-22, 2019 with a Preview Party on September 19

Friday           10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday      10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday         10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL

2018 Award Winners

Best of Show
Artistic Expression Award
Best New Artist
Collectors of Wood Art Excellence in Wood
Founders’ Award
Show Directors’ Award
Purchase Award, Evanston Hospital
Purchase Award, Glenbrook Hospital
Purchase Award, Highland Park Hospital
Purchase Award, Skokie Hospital
James Borden
Sandra Byers
Steven Skinner
James Pearce
Roberta & David Williamson
Robert Farrell
J. David Norton
Martha Collins
Steven Potts
Katherine Cheetham & Randi Solin

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