The Show

The 34th 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 21-23, 2018, with a Benefit Preview Party on September 20. The jury will accept approximately 140 craft artists.

Proceeds from ACE benefit research at NorthShore University HealthSystem. These critical funds are raised through Benefit 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 2017 show, approximately 30 were new to the show, including four Emerging Artists.

Show Dates 2018

September 21-23, 2018 with a Preview Party on September 20

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

2017 Award Winners

Best of Show                                                                 Kari Lonning
Artistic Expression Award                                   Klaus Spies
Best New Artist                                                           Bounkhong Signavong
Collectors of Wood Art                                           Michael Mode
Excellence in Wood   
Founders’ Award                                                         Mark Doolittle
Show Directors’ Award                                           Susan Mahlstedt
Purchase Award, Evanston Hospital               J. David Norton
Purchase Award, Glenbrook Hospital           Jennifer McCurdy
Purchase Award, Highland Park Hospital   Mark Doolittle
Purchase Award, Skokie Hospital                     Kathy Wegman

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